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Pak J Pharm Sci. 2014 May;27(3):607-16.

Review: Ajwa date (Phoenix dactylifera)- an emerging plant in pharmacological research.

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College of Pharmacy, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
Faculty of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, Penang Pulau, Malaysia.


Date Fruits are consumed in Arab areas for a long time as a part of essential diet. Phoenix dactylifera belongs to family Arecaceae and its leaves, barks, pits, fruits and pollens have anticancer, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, antiulcertavie, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, antimutagenic, antidiarheal, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral potential. Besides these, Dates also increase level of estrogen, testosterone, RBCs, Hb, PCV, reticulocytes and platelet counts. It can also cure lead induced heamotoxicity, side effects of methylprednisolon, male and female infertility. It has also cerebroprotective, neuroprotective and haemopoietic activity. Phoenix dactylifera can be used for number of complications if further evaluated and isolated. The present paper is an overview of pharmacological properties of Phoenix dactylifera reported in literature.

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