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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Hyphaene thebaica

Plants extract which combines antioxidant and anticancer activities and at the same time safe to healthy cells is a promising cancer chemopreventive candidate. Antioxidants in Foods and Its Applications. Vegetable ivory, the hard white part of the nut, takes a high polish and is used as a substitute for ivory, especially in the manufacture of buttons. It is sometimes thebaicz into syrup or ground into meal, which is made into cakes and sweetmeat.

It has hyphaeene revised for East Africa, but a further revision for the other parts of Africa is badly needed.

Older leaves are also used for weaving mats, hats, baskets, ropes, containers and other items. The doum palm is native to the northern half of Africa. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

Figure 2 Figure 1: Kuntze Corypha thebaica L. Older leaves are bitter and unpalatable.


Anticancer activity of doum fruit extracts Free radicals can react with biomolecules, causing extensive damage to DNA, protein, and lipid, which are considered to be related to aging, degenerative diseases of aging, cancer [ 4849 ].

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An aqueous extract of the leaf thebakca strong radical scavenging activity. Edited by Emad Shalaby. Physical constants measured include: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Other things made from the leaves are mats, coarse textiles, brooms, ropes, string and thatch.

Roots of doum were used in treatment of Bilharziasis, while the resin of the tree has demonstrated, diuretic, diaphoretic properties and also recommended for tap worm as well as against animal bites L.

Hyphaene thebaica – Useful Tropical Plants

Hyphaene thebaicawith common names doum palm Ar: Retrieved from ” http: On the contrary, prospective studies found an association between thebzica levels of HDL cholesterol and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, casting doubt on the cardioprotective role of HDL Chapman et al. Fruiting plant Photograph by: The leaves vary from green to gray and are held by thebalca, bright yellow leaf stalks which are armed with black thorns along their margins.

Figure 4 Figure 2: Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Now, high percentage of health care practitioners recommends specific nutrition and life hyphaeme change as the first line of defense to prevent hypertension and to treat mild to moderate high blood pressure Oxman et al.


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Hyphaene thebaica – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

It is also good as hypocholesterolemic agent, hypolipidemic and hematinic suspensions lipidemic, and hematinic suspensions [ 17 ]. Doum extracts are being used in the treatment of bilharziasis, haematuria, bleeding especially after child birth Adaya et al. While the red blood corpuscles, packed cell volume, hemoglobin concentration and percent of phagocytic activity were significantly increased [ 21 ].

These results are in agreement with previous study, who found that doum fruit contained contain iron II chelating activity [ 6 ].

A first class website. In Egypt, the fruit is sold in herbalist shops and is popular among children. Dry fruits yield a black dye, used fur dyeing leather. The size of seeds about 2—3. Hyphaene baikieana Furtado Hyphaene crinita Gaertn. However, all doum fruit extracts demonstrated no antibacterial activity against E.

South valley University, Egypt. Thank you for your feedback. The chloroform extract of the fruits improve spermatic count of male rats at low concentration Hetta and Yassin but decrease it at high concentration Hetta et al.

The scheme of factors involved in the formation of free radicals and a cellular response to reactive oxygen species ROS.