Kharjura, also known as Phoenix sylvestris as well as the Date Palm offers numerous incredible treatments and is a popular ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines and remedies, especially those that treat general debility, thirst, fever, gingivitis and dysuria among other ailments. The plant is easy to identify by its tall palm-like appearance which can grow anywhere between 10 and 15 meters.
The Kharjura tree is mostly found in the dry regions around the world, including India, Africa and the Middle East. It is also known by various other names, including:
- Date Palm / Wild Palm
Properties of Kharjura
The Kharjura fruit is very sweet to taste and is considered to be heavy to digest. The fruit is slimy in nature and tastes sweet once ingested. It is believed to be cold in nature and most commonly used as a source of energy for the body.
Chemical Composition of Kharjura
The Kharjur fruit contains:
- Ascorbic acid
- Nicotinic and iso-nicotinic acid
- Sugars – crystine, leucine, lysine
- Fatty acids
Ayurvedic Treatments using Kharjura
The fruit of the Kharjura tree is the main part which is used in numerous Ayurvedic medicines and treatments.
For children, the Kharjura is excellent for boosting immunity and increasing overall energy. People suffering from under-weight and malnourishment benefit greatly from the Kharjura fruit. The Kharjura fruit is highly effective in increasing hemoglobin levels in blood as well as increasing immunity power.
Simply remove the seed and 1 Kharjura fruit raw daily for:
- Improving physical strength
- Increasing libido (sex drive)
- Enhanced nourishment
- Instant energy
In addition to the Kharjura fruit, the tree’s leaf extract is highly beneficial as a diuretic. The root of the Kharjura tree is also used to prepare a concoction which, when gargled, is useful in treating mouth ulcers and gingivitis.