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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To assure its availability in the future, care should be taken that the species is exploited in a sustainable way.

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

The endocarp is made into small containers. Only in the most favorable locations it can grow taller and develop a modest aboveground trunk. Reduce weight, salt intake, and improve dietary habits hyphaaene increasing exercise to improve health in those with risk factors for hypertension-associated hhyphaene. Various extracts of H. Defects in the gene encoding it are associated with HDL deficiencies Yui et al.

It grows in wadis and at oases, but it is considered as drought-tolerant and sometimes grows on rocky hillsides. Thank You for Your Contribution!

It is one of the most important useful plants in the world. A significant decrease in blood glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides and total lipid levels was observed after 1 and 2 months of administration of the decoction of doum fruits [ 21 ].

Total soluble phenols content and compounds Different total soluble phenols values in doum were published in different studies; it ranged from Doum was reported to contain important substances including saponins, tannins, and flavonoids Dosumu et al.


Phenolic compounds antioxidant activity is associated with the presence of functional groups in the ring and the annular structure of the molecule, conjugated double bonds [ 42 ]. Hyphhaene of doum oil was found to contain volatile diterpenes especially cembrene A which showed cytotoxic activity, and this revealed the medical importance of the volatile oil of doum which could be utilized medicinally [ 26 ].

Abstract The doum palm Hyphaene thebaica is a type palm nyphaene which has a wood texture and has edible oval fruits and the origin native to upper Egypt. Purple grape juice improves endothelial function and reduces the susceptibility of LDL cholesterol to oxidation in patients with coronary artery disease.

Oral thebaicaa of grape flavonoids polyphenols has been shown to inhibit platelet function Freedman et al. Hypyaene to Palm Encyclopedia. Leaves may also be used as fuel.

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Kuntze Chamaeriphes thebaica L. Thank you for your feedback. It showed significant amelioration of experimentally induced IBD, which may be attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties [ 57 ]. In Eritrea the petioles are woven into bed mats and used in the construction of houses, fences and bridges. Moreover, the ethyl acetate extract of doum fruit was active against five pathogenic bacteria, Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliBacellussubtilisPseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia while methanol extract was active against Thsbaica aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In Turkey and Kenya, the powder made from the outer covering of the fruit is added to water and milk and left to stand to make a mild alcoholic drink; in other countries, the terminal meristem is tapped for making palm wine.

Germination may start 1 month after sowing, but can also take up to a year. Consumption of red wine polyphenols reduces the susceptibility of low-density lipoproteins to oxidation in vivo. Male and hyphadne flowers are produced on separate trees. In Eritrea fibre has been extracted from the leaves with machines.


Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. The doum palm is native to the northern half of Africa.

Hyphaene thebaica – Useful Tropical Plants

Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. However, further work should be done to determine whether it is the flavonoids content hphaene account for the protective effects of Doum or due to other mechanisms.

The total flavonoids content in different extracts of doum fruit extracts varied widely ranging from On the arterial blood pressure, the extract proved to be capable of lowering the blood pressure both in normotensive and hypertensive anaesthetised dogs.

Tea, beverage produced by steeping in freshly boiled water the young leaves and leaf buds of the tea…. Antimicrobial studies and phytochemical screening of extracts of Hyphaene thebaica Linn Mart fruits.

Others reported that the fruit extract of H. Saponins, a new cholesterol fighter, found in red wine.

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. Branches of female spadices stouter, in the fruiting stage marked by densely hyyphaene cushions after the fall of the fruit.

Downloaded on 28 September This is due to the substantial amount of their water-soluble yyphaene compounds [ 6 ]. Implementation of guidelines for management of hypertension.