The trees of date edible are very high and thin, which are like coconut tree. Its trees are 30 to 50 feet high. Its stem is 3 feet long, dusky and made with filaments (tantu). Its leaves are 10 to 15 feet long, sharp and divided. Its flowers are fragrant and small. Its fruits are small and grow in clusters. Its fruit has seeds, which are hard and round from both sides.
There are two kinds of date edible as- Date edible and Pind Date edible. The fruits of Pind dates edible are more pulpy and bigger than fruits of date edible. Its fruit is called “Chhuara” after drying. Date edible is a nutritive dry fruit too. Fresh juice of date edible tree is called “Neera” and stale juice is called “Tadi”.
According to Ayurvedha: Date edible is tasty, nutritive, sweet, cool natured, heavy and smooth. It ends appetite and normalizes vatta, pitta and kapha. It is beneficial in the case of tuberculosis, Haemoptysis (blood disorders caused by bile), swelling, lungs-swelling, headache, unconsciousness, illusion, asthma, cough, fever and urinary problems. It makes the body and nerves strong. It ends weakness and gets rid of stomach pain. It is very useful to remove side effects of wine.
According to Greek physicians: Date edible is hot and wet in nature. It makes the liver strong and ends exhaustation. It makes the body strong and checks sperm disability. It cures paralysis and provides relief in waist pain. It also increases sexual excitement.
According to Scientists: After analyzing the chemical structure of date edible, it is found that it contains several elements as-
Sugar 67.3 percent
Protein 5.0 percent
Vasa (fat) 2.0 percent
Minerals 1.3 percent
Calcium some quantity
Iron some quantity
Phosphorous some quantity
Vitamin A-B some quantity
Water 21.1 percent
Name in different languages:
English - Date edible
Hindi - Khajoor, Chhuara, Pind khajoor
Sanskrit - Kharjor
Latin - Phoenix datylifera
Marathi - Kharik
Gujrati - Khorek
Bengali - Khejoor
Color: Date edible is black and red in color.
Taste: It is sweet and vakas in taste.
Structure: There are two kinds of date edible as- Date edible and Pind Date edible. Its trees (date-edible) are long like coconut tree. Its fruits are yellow and light red. Its leaves are sharp, which are green after that yellow and thereafter they turn into red after ripening.
Nature: Date edible is cool in nature.
Precautions: Taking over quantity of date edible reduces blood amount.
Removing side effects: Eating almonds with date edible removes all the side effects of date-edible.
Comparison: Date edible can be compared with currants (kishmis).
Useful in different diseases:
1. Cold and catarrh: Boil the date edible with one glass of milk properly thereafter eat date edible and drink that milk on it. Using this process is useful to cure cold and catarrh quick.
2. Headache: Grind stone of date edible with water and coat it on the head to end headache.
3. To make body fat: Boil 2 pieces of date edible in one cup of milk thereafter eat date edible and drink remained milk on it, it makes the body fat. This process should be used twice a day for some months regularly. Taking this remedy in the winter is very beneficial.
4. Diabetes mellitus: Eat 2 pieces of date edible twice a day and 2 pieces at bed time and drink milk on it. Using this process is useful to cure diabetes mellitus and also abolishes the habit of bed wetting.
5. Stye: Coating ground stone of date edible on the eyelids is useful to cure stye.
- Put equal quantity of powder of date edible powder and dry ginger in betel-leaf thereafter give it to the patient because it cures asthma. This process should be thrice a day.
- Mix powder of date edible’s stone with 3 grams powder of dry ginger and take it with betel-leaf top cure retention of breathing due to asthma.
- The patient should take date edible in the case of asthma.
- Shuffle 4 pieces of date edible, 2 pieces of cardamom and 2 spoons honey together in a mortar. Asthma is cured by taking it.
7. Rickets: Mix equal quantity of date edible honey together and give to the suffered children twice a day for some weeks regularly, it cures rickets.
8. Wound: Make ash by burning stone of date edible and sprinkle it on the affected part because it dries the wounds.
9. Anorexia: Mix lemon juice with sauce of date edible and take it to cure anorexia.
10. Frequent diarrhoea: This disease is cured by taking powder of date edible’s stone with curd.
11. Loose motions:
- Make ash by burning stone of date edible and take 2 grams with cold water twice or thrice a day, it prevents loose motions.
- Soak date edible in the water at overnight. In the next morning, crush date edible with that water and give to the patient to drink. It breaks constipation and helps in stool clearly.
12. Haemoptysis (Blood disorders caused by bile): This disease is cured by taking powder of date edible with honey.
- Constipation is cured by taking date edible with lukewarm water before going to bed. It is also useful in the case of piles.
- The patient should take 50 grams date edible regularly to break constipation. It should be given in 25 grams to children in the case of constipation.
- Soak date edible in water at overnight. In the next morning, crush date edible and take it on empty stomach, it clears the stomach.
14. Wine intoxicant: Soak date edible in water and crush it and give this medicine to the patient. It ends wine intoxicant.
15. Itching: Make ash by burning stone of date edible and mix ghee and camphor in it. Itching ends by applying this mixture on the affected part.
16. Sperm deficiency:
- In winter season, fry date edibles with ghee and take it in the morning as well as boil cardamom, sugar and cow hage with milk then drink. Using this process is useful to enhance sperm count.
- Grind date edible (without seeds) and mix almond, baldane, pistachio, cuddapa almond and sugar in it. Now mix this mixture with ghee and store it for 8 days. After that, take 20 grams this mixture regularly, it enhances sperm count and ends bile disorders.
17. Waist pain: Boil 5 date edibles and mix 5 grams fenugreek in it. Waist pain ends by taking this medicine.
18. Arthritis (Rheumatism): Soak 100 grams date edible in water then crush these. Rheumatism is cured by taking this mixture.
19. Hysteria: This disease is cured by giving date edible to the patient for some months regularly.
20. Liver problems: Soak 4-5 pieces of date edible in water at overnight. In the next morning, crush these date edibles and mix honey in it. After that, give this medicine to the patient for about 7 days regularly to reduce liver enlargement and inflammation.
21. Anorexia: Crush 400 grams date edible and 50 grams tamarind in water thereafter mix 20 grams grapes, 10 grams black pepper, 10 grams ginger, some salt and 40 grams sugar in it to prepare sauce. After that, take this sauce to cure anorexia and increases appetite. It also enhances digestive power.
22. Stomach gas: Grind fine 50 grams date edible, 10 grams cumin seed, 10 grams rock salt, black pepper, 10 grams dry ginger, 5 grams pepper root and 80 milligrams lemon juice together. After that, give this medicine to the patient to eliminate gas from the stomach.
- The patient, who has been suffering from tuberculosis, should take date edible because it is beneficial.
- Mix equal quantity of date edible, currants, sugar, ghee, honey and pepper together. 30 grams this mixture should be taken daily because it is useful to cure tuberculosis, asthma and cough too.
24. Phlegm: The patient should eat date edible with 4 or 5 quaffs of lukewarm water after meal because it brings out phlegm after becoming thin. It makes the lungs clean and cures cold, catarrh, cough and asthma.
25. Toothache: If the patient has been suffering from any type of toothache, he should gargle with decoction of root of date edible tree twice or thrice a day regularly because it ends all the types of toothache.
26. Dry cough: Eating date edible daily cures dry cough.
27. Gastric ulcer: The patient, who has been suffering from this disease, should eat Pind date edible because it provides relief.
- Mix 3 grams pepper powder with 3 grams powder of date edible’s stone and lick it with honey, it prevents hiccups.
- Hiccups are prevented by taking 1 gram powder of date edible with honey.
- Burn seeds of date edible and give its smoke on the piles moles, it dries the piles moles.
- Make ash by burning leaves of date edible tree and take 2 grams with cold water twice or thrice a day to cure bloody piles.
- Make ash by burning leaves of date edible tree and take 2 grams thrice a day because it stops bleeding of piles.
30. Menses disorders: The suffered woman should eat 100 grams Pind date edible for two months regularly because it makes menstrual excretion normal.
31. Bloody amoebic dysentery:
- Mix 6 grams fruits of date edible with 20 grams curd of cow milk and take it to prevent dysentery.
- If someone has been suffering from bloody amoebic dysentery, he should eat date edible with curd because it provides relief.
32. Diabetes: If someone has been suffering from diabetes or such type of disease in which sugar is not allowed, such type of patient should take some quantity of date edible because it is very beneficial.
33. Stomach worms:
- Make a decoction by boiling leaves of date edible with water tree and store it at overnight. In the next morning, mix honey in this decoction and give to the patient, it destroys stomach worms. Mix 40 ml juice of date edible’ leaves with 40 grams honey and give to the patient because it destroys all worms of the stomach.
- Soak fine powder of date edible’s leaves in decoction of its leaves at overnight. In the next morning, filter this mixture and take 14 to 28 milliliters with honey twice a day. Using this process is useful to destroy stomach worms.
34. Illusion: The patient, who has been suffering from this disease, should eat Sulemani date edible regularly because it provides relief.
35. Heart problems: Date edible should be taken daily in the case of heart disability because it provides strength to the heart.
36. Low blood-pressure:
- Boil 50 grams date edible with milk and give it to the patient to drink regularly, it makes the blood pressure normal.
- Clean date edible (without seed) with water and boil it with 250 ml milk. When the brown ghee floats on milk then put it down. Taking this preparation regularly is useful to make blood-pressure normal.
37. Brain bleeding: The patient has been suffering from unconsciousness that is caused again and again by bleeding from the brain. In this case, make syrup by grinding sulemani date edible and give it to the patient. It is useful to break unconsciousness.
38. Body inflammation: Sulemani date edible should be taken to end body inflammation.
39. Fatigue (Tiredness): If someone feels physically tiredness, he should eat sulemani date edible regularly because it ends fatigue.
40. Body swelling: If someone has been suffering from body swelling due to any causes, he should eat date edible daily because it ends body swelling.
41. Body strength or blood deficiency (Lack of blood):
- Eat 10 to 15 pieces of date edible and drink one cup milk on it; it increases energy in the body within some days regularly. It is also useful to increase sperm count, blood amount and body strength.
- Weakness is end by taking 100 grams date edible, 50 grams currants and 50 grams grapes daily. It also enhances sperm count and blood amount.
- Fry seed of date edible with buffalo ghee for 5 minutes and take it with rice in lunch afterwards take rest for one hour. Using this process ends body weakness and increases weight.
- The body weakness is end by eating pure date edible.
- Separate seed of date edible and fill butter in the pulp of date edible thereafter give it to the patient because it ends weakness.
- Taking powder of date edible and winter cherry 5 grams each with milk ends body weakness.
- Boil 7 or 8 pieces of pind date edible with 500 ml milk on light fire until remains 400 ml milk then put it down. Eat date edibles and drink remained milk on it. Using this process increases the body strength and makes the body strong.
- Separate stones from 5-7 date edibles and clean its pulp with water. Cook this pulp with about 300 ml milk on light heat for 8-10 minutes. After cooking, eat date edibles with chewing and drink remained milk, it provides physical power and body strength. It makes the body strong and powerful. It increases body weight and blood amount too. It is also useful to break constipation, tuberculosis, cough, asthma, stomach disorders and chest disorders. This remedy should be taken twice a day for 40 days regularly.