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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Compared with the control patients, supplementation with Doum caused a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure, diastolic B. The doum thebsica fruit-dates are also known in Eritrea as Akat, or Akaat in the Tigre language. The VLDL is estimated as one-fifth of the triglycerides. Introduction Doum Hyphaene thebaica is an African palm tree, common in Upper Egypt, originally native to the Nile valley, bearing an edible fruit which is glubose-quandrangularabout 6 x 5 cm with a shinny orange-brown to deep chestnut skin epicarp.

The flavour of hypuaene red-orange fruit is frequently likened to that of gingerbread. Also called the gingerbread palm, the The size of seeds about 2—3. Patient education about hypertension, the potential complications of uncontrolled hypertension, the importance of treatment; Presenting a simple effective regimen, once-a-day if possible, using a fixed-dose, with the least cost and adverse effects; Setting a blood pressure goal for the patient; having patients monitor their blood pressure at home; Scheduled follow-up; discussing new treatment strategies with the patient and hyphaeme them tjebaica the decision process.

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

Methanol and aqueous extracts of doum fruit showed higherantibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-positive bacteria except for Listeria monocytogeneswhere only a slight inhibition was observed [ 27 ]. In addition, diet supplementation with doum has a promising anti-inflammatory influence on attenuating the complications associated with the renal dysfunction. It is one of the most important useful plants in the world. The ultimate fibres are 0. It showed significant amelioration of experimentally induced IBD, which may be attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties [ 57 ].

Biological activities of doum fruit extracts 7. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. The anticancer activity will be useful in early eliminating any newly formed neoplastic cells that are not clinically detectable.


Hyphaenr drugs that are administrated for the management of IBD include glucocorticoids and sulfasalazine.

Kuntze Chamaeriphes thebaica L. Aim of the study This study was done to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation with Doum Hyphaene thebaicaas a natural nutrient containing flavonoids, tannins and saponins, on blood pressure, blood lipids and lipoproteins in hypertensive patients. In Eritrea the felling of living trees is illegal. The antibacterial activities against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria may indicate the presence of broad spectra antibiotic compounds or simply metabolic toxins in plant extracts [ 69 ].

While the red blood corpuscles, packed cell volume, hemoglobin concentration and percent of phagocytic activity were significantly increased [ 21 ]. Tea, beverage produced by steeping in freshly boiled water the young leaves and leaf buds of the tea….

In the Sahel ropes for wells are often made from Hyphaene thebaica.

Aqueous and methanolic extracts of the fruit have shown antioxidant activity, due to the presence of phenolic constituents. Antioxidant activity of tannoid principles of Emblica officinalis amla in chronic stress induced changes in rat brain. South valley University, Egypt. Therefore, doum administration declines the oxidative damage and the renal interstitial fibrosis in rats [ 60 ]. Cholesterol-lowering effect of a theaflavin-enriched green tea extract: To obtain weaving material, the segments are separated and are made supple hypharne wetting them, the midvein is removed, and the blade is divided into strips, with the width depending on the article to be made.

It dislikes waterlogged soils and is very resistant to destruction by bushfires. Native to tropical South America, the peanut was at an early time introduced to the Old World tropics.

Also, triglycerides were independently related to coronary heart disease and most of the antihypercholesterolemic drugs did not decrease triglycerides levels, but the aqueous extracts of doum fruits lower it significantly [ 22 ]. These medicinal agents have side effects, and they could not suitably cure IBD patients [ 54 ].

Oral administration of grape flavonoids has been shown to inhibit platelet function Freedman et al.

On the arterial blood pressure, the extract proved to be capable of lowering the blood pressure both in normotensive and hypertensive anaesthetised dogs. The first fruits are produced after 6—8 years. Antioxidant activity of doum fruit extracts Doum is one of the commonly consumed traditional beverages in Egypt and is rich in polyphenolic compounds. Detailed Scientific Description Dioecious tree up to 20 m tall, with dichotomous branching; trunk solitary, up to 40 cm in diameter, soon dividing into 2 branches, which may divide again to give 8 —16 crowns, most of the trunk covered with leaf bases breaking up into fibres near the base of the trunk.


Fibres from the leaf blade are used for making rough bags, but extraction is laborious and the quality not high. Plants extract which combines antioxidant and anticancer activities and at the same time safe to healthy cells is a promising cancer chemopreventive candidate.

Hyphaene thebaica – Wikipedia

The identification of compounds by thin-layer chromatography showed that the doum fruit contains significant amounts of saponins, thevaica, hydroxyl cinnamates, essential oils and flavonoids [ 18 ]. Also, the aqueous ethanolic extract of doum leaves appeared to be a potent scavenger of reactive oxygen species [ 41 ].

Doum extracts treatments inhibited the activity of cyclooxygenase COX-1an enzyme known to be involved in inflammation [ 33 ]. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Woody fruits are produced in the female palm that continues on the tree for a long time. The highest germination for freshly-collected seeds was obtained with mechanically-scarified seeds soaked in water for 3 days.

Although more than 40 Hyphaene species have been recorded, the genus probably comprises only about 10 species, occurring in the drier parts of tropical and subtropical Africa, with a few species extending into the Middle East and the hypyaene coast of India. An aqueous thbaica of the leaf showed strong radical scavenging activity. While it recorded the highest values in pitted doum fruit extracts varied from Only in the most favorable hyphaeene it can grow taller and develop a modest aboveground trunk.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Publisher Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit; Germany Year ISBN Description Thebqica well-researched book, usually with more than one photograph of each species and good information on the plant and its uses.

The antioxidant activity measured from doum extracts was The fruits are collected to be sold in towns. It tends to grow in areas where groundwater is present and is found along the Nile River in Egypt and Sudan thebaicz, in riverine areas of northwestern Kenyaand along the Niger River in West Africa.