Properties of dates

Curative properties of dates

What are the medicinal benefits of dates?

In addition to their nutritional properties, dates have medicinal properties, that are primarily used in Arab countries. The main properties are:



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Internal use curative 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 liter 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 preparations 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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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

25 October, 2023

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