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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Indian J Exp Biol; In Niger, for instance, entire juvenile leaves are cut from young palms too regularly and intensively, resulting in a change of the normal arborescent habit into a subterranean-creeping habit. Paper made from pulp obtained from the wood is of inferior quality.

A palm tree easily recognizable by the dichotomy of its stem. Others reported that the fruit extract of H. The roots yield a fibre used for making snares and fishing nets and traps. These results are beneficial to these patients because they are consistent with the report of Hyphaebe Cholesterol Education Programwhich suggested that the normal total blood cholesterol level should be Also, in men without cardiovascular disease there is a benefit from lowering abnormally high cholesterol hypyaene Spate-Douglas and Keyser, and it has been extensively demonstrated in clinical trials that treatment of dyslipidemic patients with drugs that decrease LDL cholesterol levels significantly reduces the risk for coronary heart disease Nabel ; Cantos and Iskandrian, Administration of wine and grape juice inhibits in vivo platelet activity and thrombosis in stenosed canine coronary arteries.


Male flowers have a hyphaend, solitary in pits of the spadix, spathe-bracts encircling the spadix, pointed. Keywords doum antioxidant antimicrobial anticancer phenolic compounds. Back to Palm Encyclopedia. The seed weight is 20—50 kg.

The flavour hypjaene the red-orange fruit is frequently likened to that of gingerbread. The fruit pulp was left to dry in air at room temperature for 7 days, then grounded Dosumu et al. Also, saponins, can interfere with dietary fat assimilation, Waterhouse Table 3 and figure 3 showed that at the end of 3 months of the study there was highly significant P Figure 5 Table 3: Photo by BGL, edric. Moreover, the ethyl acetate extract of doum fruit was active against five pathogenic bacteria, Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia hyphaenfBacellussubtilisPseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia while methanol extract was active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia.

Help us write another book on this subject and reach those hgphaene. Retrieved from ” https: The legendary Doum palm from North-east Africa was well known to the ancient Egyptians who buried large numbers of the fruits in the tombs of their pharaos.

The use of some plants as medicinal plant is due to the presence of flavonoids polyphenols and saponins, hence the use of Doum, which is rich in flavonoids and saponins, in folk medicine is not surprising. In agreement with our results, Kamis et al.

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

Doum fruit yielded a yellowish color volatile oil with a fragrant aromatic odor at a yield of 0. The logic behind this is that the antioxidant will reduce, if not prevent, the DNA mutations and adducts caused by cytosolic free radicals and consequently prevent the initiation of cancer through induction of mutations.


On germination, the cotyledon stalk buries the radicle and plumule to a depth of 60 cm.

Research on the fruit pulp of H. When eaten it serves as vermifuges and parasite expellant Burkill, Wikispecies has information related to Hyphaene thebaica. A complex set of biochemical reactions regulates the oxidation of LDL, chiefly stimulated by presence of free radicals in the endothelium Cromwell and Otvos, ; O’Keefe et al.

Chemical composition of doum fruit Doum fruit has a high-quality protein varied between 2. Some Pharmaceutical studies on Hyphaene thebaica Mart fruit.

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Biological activities of doum fruit extracts 7. The highest germination for freshly-collected seeds was obtained with mechanically-scarified seeds soaked in water for 3 days. We are IntechOpen, the world’s leading publisher of Open Access books. Tobacco has high antifungal activity against a wide range of fungal isolates, including Aspergillus nigerMicrosporum gypseumHyphaehe rubrumMucor sp.

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