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).

100 Health Tips

100 Health Tips

Breakfast is the most vital meal. It should not be missed in order to refuel your body from functional metabolic changes during long hours of sleep. It is best to include carbohydrates, fats and proteins for an ideal nutrition such as combinations of fresh fruits, bread toast and breakfast cereals with milk. Learn even more tips like these within this health tips guide.

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