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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Bole fairly smooth but clearly showing the scars of the fallen leaves.

The first fruits are produced after 6—8 years. The Afar Depression, between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibouti, includes the lowest point in Africa and one of the hottest uyphaene on earth. Furthermore, untreated seeds had much lower germination than seeds with the pericarp removed and bare nuts pericarp and endocarp removed. At the vascular wall level, polyphenols exert vasorelaxant effects Zenebe et al. 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 – Useful Tropical Plants

Apart from the use of the fruit as food, juice is extracted from the young fruit and palm wine is prepared from thebaia sap. 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.


Also, the aqueous ethanolic extract of doum leaves appeared to be a potent scavenger of reactive oxygen species [ 41 ]. The extracts of doum fruits showed an antioxidant potential, and this is due to the substantial amount of their water-soluble phenolic content [ 6 ].

The ripe Doum fruits were collected from the market. Strong correlation between total phenolics content and total antioxidant activity reported in many studies concluded the significant role that total phenols can play in antioxidant activity [ 29 ]. Only in the most favorable locations it can grow taller and develop a modest aboveground trunk.

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In many studies, it has been reported that antioxidants show useful effects in experimental colitis [ 55 ]. Because of this property, transition metal chelation to shape low redox potential complexes is significant antioxidant property and measuring chelation of iron II is one method for estimating this property [ 46 ]. 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.

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Hyphaene thebaica

Male and female flowers on separate trees. Abstract 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.

Table 2 and figure 2 showed that at the end of 3 months of the study there was highly significant P Figure 3 Table 2: Therefore, both the inhibition of intestinal absorption of cholesterol and the accelerated clearance of plasma LDL may account for the observed hypolipidemic action of Doum. The aqueous extract contained alkaloids, reducing sugars and glucosides. Some Pharmaceutical studies on Hyphaene thebaica Mart fruit.


Oral administration of grape flavonoids has been shown to inhibit platelet function Freedman et al. Hazelnut, genus Corylusgenus of about 15 species of shrubs and trees in the birch family Betulaceae and the edible nuts they produce.

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In agreement with our results, Kamis et al. Doum palm was considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptiansand the seed was found in many pharaoh’s tombs. The wood is also used as fuel and for making charcoal. Hhphaene flavour hhphaene the red-orange fruit is frequently likened to that of gingerbread. The ability of hydrogen donating in the polyphenolic compounds in the doum fruit extracts helps in the scavenging ability of DPPH. Kuntze Chamaeriphes thebaica L.

Figure 2 Figure 1: February 1st Published: Hollowed trunks are used hjphaene water troughs and irrigation pipes. 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 ].