MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF DATES
What are the medicinal properties of dates?
In addition to their nutritional properties, dates have medicinal properties, that are primarily used in Arab countries. The main properties are:
Remedies made with dates
Internal use remedies with dates.
- Anemia: Because of its high amount of iron, the regular intake of this fruit can help to remedy the problem of anemia, especially in regard to iron deficiency anemia
- Bronchitis: The decoction of dried figs, dates, or fruits of jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) and raisins are a solution for the treatment of bronchitis. They help to relax the alveoli and expel mucus from the respiratory tract. (Decoction for 10 minutes of two figs, two jujube fruits, two dates and two tablespoons of raisins per litter of water for 20 minutes. Drink a couple of glasses a day)
- Cough: Dates, combined with dried figs, may be an appropriate remedy for treating cough. (Decoction of three dates and two figs in a liter of water for 10 minutes. A couple of cups a day)
External use remedies with dates
- Sore throat: For its magnesium and niacin content, the decoction of dates helps to overcome the pain in tonsillitis and reduce the size of the tonsils. (Make a decoction for 10 minutes of 4 dates in a glass of water. Let cool slightly and make gargling with the liquid)
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