Indications Desert Date

Abscess (f; UPW); Angina (f; UPW); Anxiety (f; HDN); Asthma (f; HDN); Bacillus (1; HDN); Bacteria (1; HDN); Bilharzia (f; HDN); Bite (f; KAB); Bleeding (f; HDN); Blennorrhea (f; UPW); Boil

(f; BOU; KAB); Bronchosis (f; UPW); Bubo (f; HDN); Burn (f; NAD; WO2); Carbuncle (f; UPW); Caries (f; UPW); Catarrh (f; HDN); Childbirth (f; WO2); Circumcision fi (BOU); Cold (f; DEP; HDN); Colic (f; BIB; KAB; NAD; UPW); Conjunctivosis (f; HDN); Cough (f; BIB; DEP; KAB; NAD); Cramp (f; HDN); Dermatosis (f; KAB); Diabetes (1; WO3); Diarrhea (f; HDN); Dysentery (f; KAB; UPW); Edema (1; X15763372); Fasciolaris (1; X10904170); Fever (f; BOU; HDN); Freckle (f; NAD; WO2); Fungus (1; HDN); Gingivosis (f; UPW); Guinea Worm (1; WO3); Hemorrhoid (f; UPW); Hepatosis (f1; HDN; UPW; PR15:598); Herpes (1; BIB; HDN); High Blood Pressure (1; HDN); Impotence (f; UPW); Infection (f; BIB); Infection (1; HDN); Infertility (f; HDN); Inflammation (f1; HDN; X15763372); Insanity (f; HDN; UPW); Jaundice (f1; UPW; PR13:439; X10441790); Leprosy (f; UPW); Leukoderma (f; BOU; KAB); Malaria (f1; BIB; BI2 BOU); Mycosis (1; HDN); Pain (f1; BOU; HDN; X15763372); Paralysis (f; UPW); Pertussis (f; WO2); Pneumonia (f; WO2); Pulmonosis (f; WO2); Rheumatism (f; BIB; UPW); Schistosomiasis (1; HDN; 15664459); Shingle (1; HDN); Sleeping Sickness (f; KAB); Smallpox (f; HDN); Snakebite (f; HDN); Sore (f; KAB); Splenosis (f; BOU; UPW); Stomachache (f; HDN); Stomatosis (f; UPW); Swelling (f1; UPW; X15763372); Syphilis (f; BIB; BOU; UPW); Urethrosis (f; HDN); Venereal Disease (f; BIB); Virus (1; HDN); Worm (f; BI2; BOU; HDN; NAD); Wound (f; BI2; BOU; HDN); Yaws (f; UPW); Yellow Fever (fl; UPW).

Dosages (Desert Date):

Fruits eaten fresh, dried, in alcoholic beverages (e.g., the Hausa kango), and syrups; seeds eaten raw or dried, in breads or soups, source of edible oil; flowers and leaves also eaten as vegetables or in soups (e.g., in Chad, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan) (BI2; FAC; UPW).

• African Arabs use the fruit pulp as detergent, the bark to poison fish (KAB).

• Asian Indian suggest 2 to 30 g seed as expectorant (DEP).

• Asian Indians suggest 1 to 20 grains fruit as purgative (DEP).

Ayurvedics use the fruits as alexipharmic, alterative, analgesic, anthelmintic, antiderma-titic, and antidysenteric (KAB).

• Ethiopians use bark as an antiseptic, the leaf to dress wounds, and the fruit as an anthel-mintic laxative (BIB).

• Ghanans use smoke from stem to heal circumcision wounds, leaves as vermifuge (BI2).

• Lebanese apply the oil to sores, treating dermatosis and rat bites with fruits (BI2).

• Libyans use the leaves to clean infected wounds, and root for herpes and malaria (BI2).

• Nigerians consider the plant abortifacient (BI2).

• Nigerians eat the unopened flower buds as an aphrodisiac (UPW).

• Nigerian Yoruba take the floral decoction for sore throat (UPW).

• Saharans take powdered bark for angina and bronchosis (UPW).

• Turks suggest this as one of the best stomachics, and great for curing wounds.

• Ugandans use the oil to treat sleeping sickness (BI2).

• Unani use fruits for boils, dermatoses, and leukoderma (KAB).

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