Hyphaene thebaica is distributed from Senegal and Gambia eastwards to Somalia, and is especially common between latitudes 8°N and 12°N. The Beneficial Dietary Hypotensive and Hypolipidaemic Effects of Hyphaene Thebaica (Doum). The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine. Volume 7 . The doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) is a type palm tree which has a wood texture and has edible oval fruits and the origin native to upper Egypt. The trunk of.

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The kernel contains per g edible portion: A novel function of Apo A-I”. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Help us write another book on this subject and reach those readers. Edited by Emad Shalaby. In Mali the wood is used for poles, shafts and harpoons.

Ethyl acetate, methanolic and aqueous extracts of the fruit shave shown antibacterial and antifungal activity. Aqueous and methanolic extracts of the fruit have shown antioxidant activity, due to the presence of phenolic constituents. LDL appears to be harmless until oxidized by free radicals Teissedre etal.

Others reported that the fruit extract of H.

Hyphaene thebaica

Readable yet also very detailed. Leaves may also be used as fuel. Waste material from fibre extraction is used in Eritrea for stuffing and reinforcing cement. This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Antimicrobial studies and phytochemical screening of extracts of Hyphaene thebaica Linn Mart fruits.

Biological Activities of the Doum Palm (Hyphaene thebaica L.) Extract and Its Bioactive Components

Male flowers shortly stalked, solitary in pits of the spadix, spathe-bracts encircling the spadix, pointed. Vitamin content and antioxidant activity of the fruit and of the Ayurvedic preparation of Emblica officinalis Gaertn. The oxidative stress is defined as the imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants in favor of the oxidants potentially leading to damage in human cells. Last update on These results could reduce atheroma formation in the walls of arteries atherosclerosisthus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


Fresh thevaica months-old seeds that had been soaked in water before sowing had higher germination than unsoaked seeds. Cholesterol-lowering effect of a theaflavin-enriched green tea extract: Plants extract which combines antioxidant and anticancer activities and at the same time safe to healthy cells is a promising cancer chemopreventive candidate.

However, further work should be done to determine whether it is the flavonoids content that account for the protective effects of Doum or due to other mechanisms. The most abundant phenolic compounds recorded in doum were metoxicinnamic acid, sinapic acids hydroxycinnamic acidschlorogenic acid, catechin, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acids, 3,4 di hydroxycinnamic acid, caffeic acid, 2-hydroxycinnamic acid, Epicatechinand cinnamic acid, respectively Figure 3 [ 29 ].

Various extracts of H. The endosperm of unripe seeds is soft and has a cavity holding a liquid which is a much-savoured drink in northern Nigeria. An aqueous extract of the leaf showed strong radical scavenging activity. Hypertension is a major health problem throughout the world because of its high prevalence and its association with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Hyphaene thebaica – Useful Tropical Plants

This chapter evidently reveals that the doum leaf and fruit extracts are effective antimicrobial and pharmacological agents. Royal Botanic Thebalca, Kew. Hollowed trunks are used as water troughs and irrigation pipes. It tends to grow in areas where groundwater is present and is found along the Nile River in Egypt and Sudanin riverine areas of northwestern Kenyaand along the Niger River in West Africa.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. The shoots of the germinated seeds are also eaten as a vegetable.

Doum fruit yielded a yellowish color volatile oil with a fragrant aromatic odor at a yield of 0. In Turkey and Kenya, the powder made from the outer covering of the fruit is added to water and milk and left to stand ghebaica make a mild alcoholic drink; in other countries, the terminal meristem is tapped for making palm wine. If you are looking for a palm that can grow on salt, this is it! Thank you for your feedback. Tehbaica leaves, rachis and fruits are used as fuel as well.


The extract was capable of lowering the blood pressure in thebaiva and hypertensive dogs, but had no diuretic effects in rabbits, and no oestrogenic and androgenic effects in rats. Moreover, lowering the blood concentration of triglycerides helps to lower the amount of LDL.

Ripening fruits Photograph by: Women with a waist measurement of more than 88 cm may have more health risks than people with lower waist measurements because of their body fat distribution National Cholesterol Education Program, It was considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians and its seeds were found in many pharaoh’s tombs e.

Along the Nile, people used its fiber and leaflets to spin baskets. The leaf stalks are used for fencing and the fibre is used for textiles. Retrieved from ” https: Polyphenolics and fat absorption.

Again, an antioxidant activity can come about by antioxidant donation of hydrogen or electron to superoxide or by direct reaction with it. The domesticated cashew tree is native to the New World but commercially….

Purple grape juice improves endothelial function and reduces the susceptibility of LDL cholesterol to oxidation in patients with coronary artery disease. These results are in agreement with previous study, who found that doum fruit contained contain iron II chelating activity [ 6 ]. Research on the fruit pulp of H.

Although more than 40 Hyphaene species have been recorded, the genus probably comprises thrbaica about 10 species, occurring in the drier parts of tropical and subtropical Africa, with a few species extending into the Middle East and the western coast of India. Thank You for Your Contribution!