Phytopharmacological Review on Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera)
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248161, 1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Kumaun University, Bhimtal Campus, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 263136, 2Gyani Inder Singh Institute of Professional Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248003, India
Kamalika Manda, Gyani Inder Singh Institute of Professional Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248003, India, E-mail: email@example.com
Now a day’s many herbs and plants and their species consumed as a food in our daily life because of its effectiveness and preventive nature towards our health. The Phoenix dactylifera Linn. is a most common plant usually known as date palm, belonging to the family Arecaceae. It is native to North Africa, South- West Asia and is considered as an oldest plant. The date palm is well known for its traditional as well as medicinal value. The active phytoconstituents reported in the fruits are alkaloids, tannins, glycosides, flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids, carotenoids and also its fruits are rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and proteins. From the existing literature survey Phoenix dactylifera is reported for number of pharmacological activities like analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, anticancer, antioxidant, anti-proliferative, antifungal and antibacterial activity. This review basically focuseds on the nutritional value, active phytoconstiuents and pharmacological activities of the plant which will further helps to provide a detailed knowledge about the plant.