Knowledge: Kurma / Dates (Phoenix Dactylifera L.)

Phoenix dactylifera L. Extract

Kurma, Phoenix dactylifera L., commonly known as the date palm is an important plant in the scorched regions of Southwest Asia and North Africa. The fruits which are the most commonly used part are an important source of nutrition, especially in the arid regions where due to the extreme conditions, very few plants can grow. Date fruits are a good source of low cost food and are an integral part of Arabian diet. For Muslims all over the world dates are of religious importance and are mentioned in many places in the Quran. They are customarily used to break the day long fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Currently they are cultivated in the Middle East, North Africa, parts of Central and South America, Southern Europe, India and Pakistan.

Dates fruit contains about 70% carbohydrates in the form of sucrose and fructose. 100gm flesh can provide approx 314 kcal of energy. Dates are a good source of fibre in particular insoluble fibre approximating 11.5 g/100 g at complete maturation. Drying of date decreases the water activity and this increases the sugar concentration. Because of this the shelf life of dry dates are high and are available for extended periods of time. The fruit is also rich in minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc. This date fruit contain proportionally high levels of essential amino acids including arginine and histadine which are vital to human health. Traditionally dates had been used as general body strengthener, tonic, aphrodisiac and fertility enhancer.

Kurma Dates Phoenix dactylifera Juice Extract must have Polyphenols!

Without Polyphenols, it’s not Kurma Dates Phoenix dactylifera!

No harm/chemicals/preservative, just harmony, manufactured naturally

  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • No Fillers
  • No Flavors
  • No Additives
  • No Preservatives
  • No Artificial Colors
  • Soy and Gluten Free
  • Lab Tested for Authentic & Active Compound
  • Origin from Malaysia Borneo Forest
BIONUTRICIA Kurma Dates Phoenix dactylifera Extract BRAND X
Certification Registered with the Ministry of Health, Halal Tested Not registered & certified
Raw Ingredients Kurma Dates Phoenix dactylifera Extract from Malaysia Very little / no raw ingredients; Use non-Kurma materials
Process Extracted through R.O. water & Ultra-sonic; Full bio-active ingredients Grinded plant powder; Extracted through ethanol process
Active Compound Tested with high amount of Polyphenols Not Tested
Formulation Only Kurma Dates Phoenix dactylifera- which is proven safe and effective Combination of other ingredients (effectiveness & safety is not proven); Added with prohibited drugs
Label Transparent, standardized Kurma Dates Phoenix dactylifera 2-5% Polyphenols (Bioactive Phytochemicals) Misleading claim (quantity), incorrect amount of Kurma extract, mostly filler ingredients

High Standard Product Quality Control​

HEALTH BENEFITS

Brain Health

In vivo study on effect of kurma on brain
Subject Rats (n=24)
Duration of the study 28 days
Dosage 1000, 1500 mg/kg aqueous fruit extract
Groups (i) Control (distilled water)
(ii) Lead acetate (LA) induced brain damage
(iii) LA + extract 1000mg/kg
(iv) LA + extract 1500mg/kg
(v) Extract 1000mg/kg
(vi) Extract 1500mg/kg
Parameters analysed Survival rate, tumor growth, histopathologic and mechanism study
Function
LG extract has both hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects.
Visible Benefits

  • 20 mg/kg of extract resulted in prolonged survival rates and increased inhibition of tumor growth and lymph node metastasis.
  • The extract elevated apoptotic cell death and increased expression of active caspase-3 and -9 of cancer cells.

Anti-hemorrhage

In vivo study on effect of kurma on hemorrhage
Subject Women (n=62)
Duration of the study 3 hr
Dosage 50g dates orally
Groups (i) Dates
(ii) Intramuscular
Parameters analysed Blood loss
Function
Use of oral dates after delivery decreases bleeding more than intramuscular and it is a good alternative in normal delivery.
Visible Benefits
Blood loss mean in the end of first hour after delivery were significantly different in dates and Intramuscular groups (104 ml vs. 141.6 ml).

Anti-diabetes

In vivo study on effect of kurma on diabetes
Subject Healthy or diabetic individuals (n=40) mean age 40
Duration of the study 8 days
Dosage 50g dates
Groups (i) Healthy group
(ii) Diabetic group
Parameters analysed Capillary glucose, glycemic index (GI)
Function
Date consumption does not result in significant postprandial glucose excursions even in diabetic individuals.
Visible Benefits
There were no statistically significant differences in the GIs between the control and the diabetic group.

Gut Health

In vivo study on effect of kurma on gut
Subject Rats (n=70)
Duration of the study 2 hr
Dosage 150, 300mg/kg date pulp extract intraperitoneal
Groups (i) Control (NaCl)
(ii) Yohimbine (1 mg/kg)
(iii) Pre-treated with aqueous date pulp extract 150mg/kg
(v) Pre-treated with aqueous date pulp extract 300mg/kg
(vi) Pre-treated with palm sap 0.4ml/kg
(vii) Pre-treated with palm sap 4ml/kg
Parameters analysed Gastrointestinal transit
Function
Dates pulp extract have a stimulating effect on GIT activity and can be used for the treatment of constipation.
Visible Benefits
Aqueous dates pulp extract significantly increased the GIT activity.

Standardized Natural Phoenix dactylifera Kurma Dates Extract Powder

  • Pure 20:1 Phoenix dactylifera Kurma Dates Extract
  • 2-5% Polyphenols (Bioactive Phytochemicals)
  • May help relieve constipation
  • High in fiber
  • For general health purpose
  • Rich in phytonutrient
  • High in antioxidant
  • Ultrasonic hot water extraction
  • Scientifically tested