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Int J Clin Exp Med. 2014 Mar 15;7(3):483-91. eCollection 2014.

Therapeutic effects of date fruits (Phoenix dactylifera) in the prevention of diseases via modulation of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-tumour activity.

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1
Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University Saudi Arabia.
2
Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University Saudi Arabia ; Department of Pathology, Faculty of Vet. Medicine, Suez Canal University Ismailia, Egypt.

Abstract

The current mode of treatment of various diseases based on synthetic drugs is expensive, alters genetic and metabolic pathways and also shows adverse side effects. Thus, safe and effective approach is needed to prevent the diseases development and progression. In this vista, Natural products are good remedy in the treatment/management of diseases and they are affordable and effective without any adverse effects. Dates are main fruit in the Arabian Peninsula and are considered to be one of the most significant commercial crops and also have been documented in Holy Quran and modern scientific literatures. Earlier studies have shown that constituents of dates act as potent antioxidant, anti-tumour as well as anti-inflammatory, provide a suitable alternative therapy in various diseases cure. In this review, dates fruits has medicinal value are summarized in terms of therapeutic implications in the diseases control through anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and ant-diabetic effect.

KEYWORDS:

Dates fruits; anti-tumour activity; medicinal plants

PMID:
24753740
PMCID:
PMC3992385

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