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Ayurvedic and Nutritional facts about dates

Ayurvedic and Nutritional facts about dates

Ayurvedic Properties of dates

Kharjuram madhuram vrishya snigdham shonitapittajam
Kshatkshayapaham hridayam sheetalam tarpanam guru

Dates are called kharjura in sanskrit and hindi 

  • Dates are sweet in taste.
  • Dates qualities are heavy( hard to digest ) and unctuous (oily).
  • Its post metabolic taste (Vipak) is sweet.
  • Its potency is cold.
  • The best season to eat is fall and winter season
    • In Fall Season, Pitta Dosha is aggravated in our body so dates are very good for pacifying Pitta Dosha.
    • In winter, the cold wind starts to blow and the digestive fire is too strong so our body needs sweet, unctuous, nourishing food. It helps to improve strength and immunity.

According to Ayurveda, The role of dates in our diet

  1. Vata and Pitta Shamak (Vata and Pitta Dosha pacifier)
    1. Dates are very good for all Vata imbalance disorders like arthritis, constipation, flatulence, insomnia, and nerve disorder.
    2. It is very good for balancing Pitta Dosha. It helps to treat excess hunger and thirst, burning sensation, bleeding disorders such as nasal bleeding, heavy periods, and diarrhea.
  2. Debilitating Conditions(Kshaya):  anyone who struggles to put on weights can take dates to gain weight.
  3. Nourish the Body(Tarapan).
  4. Dates have a soothing effect on the throat and inner lining of the respiratory tract.
  5. Vrishyam- Aphrodisiac food, it helps to increase sexual stamina.
  6. Hriday- cardiac tonic

Nutritional value of dates

  • Dates are rich in carbohydrate so they consider as an instant energy booster.
  • It is also a natural source of fructose which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit. So they are a good substitute for white sugar.
  • Dates are loaded with antioxidants.
  • It's high in potassium. Potassium helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure. It also strengthens the nervous system.
  • It's an excellent source of iron so it is very good to treat anemia. so if you are iron deficient, dates are a great way to help you to get back on track.
  • These fruits are rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, copper. So this combination makes them a great food for bones and teeth health.
  • Dates are loaded with dietary fiber, which prevents LDL cholesterol absorption and relieves constipation.
  • Dates are a rich source of vitamins such as A,K, and almost all the vitamins of group B.

 Ayurvedic medicine which contents date

  • Eladi Vati
  • Shatavari Modak
  • Drakshadi Churna
  • Shatavaryadi Churna

How to include in your daily diet

  • Dates should be taken before lunch and dinner. If you want to gain weight then you should take after lunch and dinner.
  • Ayurvedic recipes of dates 
  • Dates kheer or vrishya kheer-  According to Ayurveda, dates, and milk are a very popular combination. Both are good for teeth and bone strengthening.
  • Dates kheer 
    • Take 5 -6 dates and one cup of milk. 
    • Heat 2 cup milk and bring it to a boil.
    • Add 5 chopped dates and simmer for 1or 2 minutes.
    • Drink hot or lukewarm.
    • here are some more way you can add dates to your diet 
    • you can makes dates ladoo.

Ayurved describes some recipes which are very easy to prepare 

  1. Ghee Dates work as Rasayana (a tonic for rejuvenation) - a simple rasayan recipe

    1.Melt ghee add a pinch of saffron, cardamom powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder
  2. pour this warm spiced ghee over dates, allow to sit it overnight
    1. eat one date every morning it is strengthening and rejuvenating
    2. here is some  recipe 
  3. If you have a muscle cramp, date poultice can be applied affected part. For making this poultice -warm sesame oil and mix dates now apply it on the muscles.

Dates role in children

Dates are packed with nutrients, vitamins, mineral which is very good for children growth and development 
  1. Some children have the problem of bedwetting. 2 pieces of dates can be given.


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