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November 19, 2022 , Dates Fruit, healthy foods

Properties of date kernels in Islamic medicine

Researchers active in traditional and Islamic medicine have stated countless properties for date kernels (date kernel powder, date kernel oil, etc.). These properties include improving the immune system, improving and controlling diabetes, soothing local pain, detoxifying the body, and improving kidney function.


Date kernels are hot and dry. The high amount of fiber found in date kernels reduces lipoproteins in the blood and thereby controls and reduces blood pressure and blood fat. In addition, the high fiber content in date kernels is effective and useful in facilitating food digestion.


Date kernels are a rich source of antioxidants that have a potential role in inhibiting free radicals in the body, preventing cancer and preventing damage to the DNA structure. In the world, the amount of food needed to feed livestock is increasing. Date kernel is a rich source of carbohydrates that is cheap and has the potential to be used in animal feed. Adding date kernels to ruminant feed can improve growth and increase growth hormone levels in ruminants. One of the other properties of date kernels is that due to having sufficient and appropriate amounts of minerals such as zinc, calcium, potassium and sodium, it improves the functioning of the immune and nervous systems.


Date kernel has several medicinal compounds, one of which acts like corticosteroids and is used to treat kidney and bladder disorders, inflammation and infectious diseases.


Date kernel powder and especially date kernel coffee brew is very effective for controlling blood sugar and diabetes. Date kernel oil is very useful for health and freshness of skin and hair and prevents premature graying of hair.


Researches and studies conducted in this field indicate that Iranian date seeds have a surprising percentage of antioxidants compared to other date seeds. Antioxidant property is one of the most important properties of Iranian date seeds.