Date Palm

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What other names is Date Palm known by?

Dade, Date, Datte, Datte Comestible, Dattel, Datter, Dattero, Dattier, Datil, Edible Date, Kharjura, Palmera Datilera, Palmier Dattier, Palmier-Dattier, Phoenix dactylifera, Tamera.

What is Date Palm?

Date palm is a plant. Juice from the dates, the plant's fruit, is sun-dried to a "honey" and taken by mouth as medicine.

People use this date palm juice for coughs and breathing problems.

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  • Wrinkled skin. Early research suggests that applying a cream containing 5% date palm seed extract around the eyes for 5 weeks reduces the depth and improves the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Coughs.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of date palm for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Date Palm work?

There isn't enough information to know how date palm might work.

Are there safety concerns?

Dates are LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken in food amounts. But there isn't enough information to know if the larger amounts that are used as medicine are safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Dates are safe in the amounts commonly found in food, but there's not enough information to know if dates are safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. Play it safe and stick to food amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Date Palm.

The appropriate dose of date palm depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for date palm. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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