According to an old Arabic proverb, the benefits of a date tree are equal to the number of days in a year. And apparently it is so.
because dates really have various benefits. Its wood is used in construction, and its large leaves (sometimes called branches) are used to make several crafts such as fans, ropes, sticks, mats, etc. According to an old tradition, the habit of the Arabs was that in Maras
In the joy of everyone, they held palm leaves in their hands and passed through the streets in groups. If the date kernel is soaked and made into flour, it is a suitable food for livestock. Besides being a sweet and delicious fruit, dates are the best food for humans. Dates included
More than 60% of the sugar has been converted into dextrose in addition to a large amount of sucrose and protein, pectin, tannin, cellulose, starch and fat in different proportions (30). It also contains a large amount of vitamins A, B and C. In addition, the mineral compounds of iron, sodium.
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calcium, sulfur, chlorine and phosphorus are found in dates. Edible dates, like honey, in making sweets, soft drinks, sugar and sweet syrups.
Dates are very valuable from a medical point of view (Islamic Medical Encyclopaedia). It is useful for respiratory problems in general and especially for shortness of breath (asthma). Dates are astringent, diuretic and strong tonic. And considering all its properties and compounds,
it can be considered as a complete and energizing food. Date kernel flour poultice is useful for healing eye diseases, especially corneal edema and eye pain. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) advises people to eat dates regularly to maintain health. Although it is reported that.
Once Hazrat Ali (may God bless him and grant him peace) forbade eating dates during his recovery (Book of Sunan Tirmidhi) and this recommendation is completely based on a scientific basis because dates have dietary fiber and those who are recovering and have a stomach They are weak and it is difficult for them to digest these fibers.
Some commentators of the Qur’an, such as Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi, have mentioned that dates are very useful for a pregnant woman, that’s why dates were prepared for Mary when she had labor pains.
The history of the palm tree
The history of the date tree in the world is more than 5000 years and its cultivation in Iran has been common since the beginning of history and the formation of the Achaemenid dynasty. In some religious traditions, dates are mentioned as a heavenly fruit.
and the name of the palm tree is also mentioned in Faran. Khwaja Nasir al-Din Tusi said: The palm tree is the closest thing to an animal. It is drought tolerant for at least 2 years and at least 3 years in Khat Kharma. It can be thirsty for up to 5 years in plantations that are special for palm cultivation.
The life span of dates in tropical regions is between 80 and 120 years and in semi-tropical regions between 150 and 200 years.
Palm trees are grown in tropical and subtropical regions, including Iran. Although its origin is mentioned in Middle Rivers.
Arabia and North Africa, but scientific studies have identified it as P.H. Sivestris, which grows in India, is attributed. Archaeologists attributed the construction of the groves to five thousand years ago because they found its