Date fruit (Phoenix dactylifera) is one of the most popular and well-known fruit in the world. Date fruit is an edible, sweet, small and highly nutritious fruit which grows on medium-sized trees. Eating dates benefits the human body in many ways. Date fruits can be eaten alone or in combination of other herbs or in the form of date shake. Some of the date fruit benefits are:
- Fructose content of the date fruit treats constipation .
- Zinc  content contained in the fruits of date avoids allergies (e.g. Asthma).
- Several vitamins, minerals and phosphorus play an important role in stimulating reproductive system functioning .
- Dates are useful in the treatment of heart diseases  due to its iron content.
- Vitamin B complex and sugar content of the date fruits are useful in the prophylaxis in renal failure .
- Tannine  and vitamin K present in the date fruit help stop bleeding during pregnancy.
- It is helpful in the treatment of anemia , especially iron deficiency anemia in women.
- Dates play an important role to stop the multiplication and reproduction of cancerous cell  as they contain magnesium, calcium and sulfur. It is one of the important benefits of eating dates.
- Alkaline salts contained in the fruit of date treats acidity and heart burn .
- Some agents like carotene in date fruits helps improve dizziness.
- Flour of dried date fruit is helpful to treat asthma  and pertussis.
- Date fruits alleviate stress of pregnancy and childbirth .
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Keywords: Date fruit, Benefits of date fruit, Health benefits, Phoenix dactylifera,