• Disease
  • Herb
  • Action
  • Nutrient
  • Massage Therapy
  • Glossary

Dates Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Phoenix Dactylifera
Hindi Name
Khajur, Kharik, Chhuhara

Do you know this herb by any other name ? Click Here.

Dates Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Dates

Nutrients in Dates

Highly Effective

Parts Used

Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Dates

Avoid use during Pregnancy, Breast Feeding.
Sponsored Links


Dates are fruits of date palm tree.
It is Perennial.
It grows in a tropical Climate.
It grows to a height of 30 M.
Best used for Male Fertility.


Sponsored Links

Materia Medica for Dates

Dates General

Dates are known to be a global fruit that has many health benefits. They are native to North Africa and Southern Asia. It is highly rich in nutrients like Vitamins, Minerals, and Fibers. It can be used as an alternate for sugar and provide natural sugars such as glucose and fructose.
The nutrients in it help to cure or prevent Cancer. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Magnesium. Vitamin C plays a vital role as an Antioxidant. Free radicals are formed by the body's metabolic functions that may lead to cell destruction. The Antioxidants fight free radicals and protect the cells against their harmful effects.
They are a good source of Vitamin A that is necessary for proper vision. It acts as a nutritive tonic for mucous membranes and tones the skin. Vitamin A rich fruits help you to prevent Lung Cancer and Oral Cancer.
It is very effective for a healthy heart. The heart is known as the engine of our body that runs the body. Heart filters the blood and supply to the whole body through blood vessels. The fiber content provides support to heart and are cholesterol free. Thus, adds natural sugar to your diet. Potassium present in it maintains a steady heartbeat and lowers the blood pressure by equalizing the effect of sodium in the diet. It is useful in curing Diarrhea. Magnesium regulates the contraction and relaxation of muscles and lowers the levels of triglycerides. Triglycerides are the main component of fats and oils that get deposited on your belly and hips. Vitamin B6 helps in removing amino acid homocysteine from the blood as it may lead to Heart Problems. Soak the date fruit overnight in water and consume it in the morning. Magnesium regulates the functioning of liver and kidney.
It contains Tannins that possess different properties which prevent the bleeding tendency.
The Zea-xanthin is important carotenoid that helps the light to focus properly on the retina. Thus, it treats Macular Degeneration.
Dates are highly nutritious and provide energy to the body. Dates are classified as Laxative. It is recommended to eat it daily, as it eases Constipation and cleanses the digestive system.
On regular basis, it helps in improving hearing and vision ability.
Dates are effective to cure seasonal allergies. It calms the mind, boost the memory and reduces nervous tension.
It is helpful for the people who want to gain weight.
It is a good dietary supplement to treat Anemia. Anemia is refer to a condition of having a low quantity of red blood cells. The function of red blood cells is to distribute oxygen to body tissues. Dates contain Vitamin B9 content that is also called Folate or Folic acid. This helps in the formation and growth of red blood cells. Iron content helps in increasing the oxygen in cells, provides energy and strength. It maintains the lack of iron in anemic person and prevents Fatigue.
Dates are excellent fruit for pregnant women. Take one to two date fruit regularly during pregnancy period. It provides nutrients for the growth of your child and improves your health too.

Caution: Avoid it if you are having Diabetes and avoid excessive consumption.
Keywords: Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oral Cancer, Diarrhea, Heart Problems, Macular Degeneration, Constipation, Anemia, Fatigue.
Single Herb

Dates ( Khajur ) for Constipation

Dates ( Khajur in India ) contains good amount of Beta Glucan. Beta Glucan is a soluble fiber which helps to cure constipation. Fiber stimulates bowel movement by holding water. Water softens the waste and makes it easy to throw out this waste from our body.
In Summers : Soak 4 to 5 Dates ( Khajur in India ) in water. Leave it overnight. Have it on an empty stomach.
In Winters : Eat 4 Dates ( Khajur in India ) with a glass of warm water everyday before retiring.

Dates for Impotence

Take a cup of goat's milk. Add 4 dates and One tablespoon Jaggery Palm . Drink daily.

Dates for Cold

Take 4 Date Palms. Boil them in one glass of milk and drink once a day.

Dates for Diabetes

Take 2 Date Palms with one glass of lukewarm milk thrice a day.

Dates as Immunity Booster

Take 10 to 12 Date Palms with one glass of milk once a day.

Dates ( Khajur ) for Oligospermia

Dates ( Khajur in India ) contain high amount of Estradiol and Flavonoids. They help to promote sperms quality and quantity. In addition, It increases the size of testes.
Soak 4 to 5 Dates ( Khajur in India ) in Goat's milk for an hour or two. Blend. Have it once a day. Most suitable times are early morning and bed time.

Dates for Fatigue

Take out seeds of 6 Date Palms. Fill butter in pulp. Eat it daily.

Dates for Tuberculosis

Take out seeds of 5 Date Palms. Boil in one glass of milk and then Keep it on low flame for 5 minutes. Drink it at night for one month.

Dates for Cough

Boil 5 to 7 Date Palms in one glass of milk. Drink it at night for 30 days.

Dates for Hiccups

Powder dried Date Palms. Take one pinch powder with Honey thrice a day.

Dates for Toothache

Prepare a decoction of Date Palm roots. Swish with it thrice a day.

Dates ( Khajur ) for Alcoholism

Dip 5 Date Palms in a cup of water. Mash and drink once a day.

Dates ( Khajur ) for Fatigue

Boil 5 Date Palm ( Khajur ) in a cup of milk and drink it once a day.

Dates for Heart Disease

Soak 10 g Date Palm overnight. Remove the seeds and mash the pulp in the morning. Have a cup of it.

Dates for Debility

Consume 8 g Date Palm daily. It acts as an energy booster which energize your body when you are weak due to lack of food.

Dates ( Khajur ) for Small Breasts

Blend 4 to 5 Date Palm ( Khajur ) with a glass of milk. Drink it daily for a month.

Dates ( Khajur ) for Sexual Debility

Dates ( Khajur ) are rich in several vitamins and minerals which are good for healthy sexual life. Dates ( Khajur ) work for both men and women. It arouses sexual energy even in old age person. There are many ways to take this benefit. Some are as follows :
Have 4 to 5 Dates ( Khajur ) with a glass of warm milk every day.
OR : Take 4 to 5 Dates ( Khajur ). Soak in milk ( Goat's milk ) at night. Blend in the morning. Drink.
OR : You may simply eat 5 to 6 Dates ( Khajur ) daily.
OR : Dates ( Khajur ) syrup is also available in market. You may have this.

Dates ( Khajur ) for Anemia

Add 2 to 3 Dates ( Khajur ) in a cup of milk. Soak it overnight. Eat the dates in the morning on an empty stomach.
OR : Eat 3 to 4 dates with warm milk before going to bed. You may also add 1 teaspoon Clarified butter in the milk.

Dates ( Khajur ) as an Aphrodisiac

Consume 4-5 Dates daily. It enhances the sexual potency.

Dates for Watery Semen

Have 2 dried Dates with a glass of Milk every day. You may also add few threads of Saffron in a glass of Milk.
Sponsored Links
Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +

Herbal Treatment For Debility 1

Eat Cucumber with Date Palm regularly. It also helps to gain weight.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 2

Grind Dates , Raisins, Black Pepper, Long Pepper and Terminalia Bellirica ( Baheda in India ) in equal quantities. Take One tablespoon of this paste with equal quantity of Honey thrice a day. It is also good for cough.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 2

Take a glass of Milk. Add 4 Dates, a pinch of Saffron ( Kesar in India ), Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi in India ) Powder and One tablespoon Honey ( Shehad in India ). Mix and drink daily before retiring.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 11

Take fresh leaves of Aloe Vera. Remove spines and outer skin with knife. Cut the pulp in small pieces. Wash it with water. Dry gently with a towel. Put 1 cup obtained dry pulp over flame in a pan. Add 2 cups of Castor oil, 1 cup Date Palm candy and quarter cup sliced white Onion. Heat until moisture is evaporated. Cool it. Store it. Take 2 tsp at bedtime.
Or : If Aloe Vera oil is available, take 2 tsp at bedtime.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 24

Soak a small piece of Galangal rootstock in 250 ml boiled water for 3 hours. Add some Date Palm sugar in it. Take 3 tsp thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bronchitis 7

Grind the root bark of Sodom. Mix it with Date Palm sugar. Take a pinch of it during bedtime with warm milk.
Caution : Excess use may cause Diarrhea.

Herbal Treatment For Cold 6

Mix Date Palm sugar with Sodom root bark powder. Take 2 pinch of it with warm milk at night.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 30

Take root bark of Sodom. Grind it to make powder. Add Date Palm sugar in it. Take quarter tsp of the mixture with warm milk during bedtime. Use it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 3

Take mixture of Date Palm sugar and Sodom root bark powder during bed time.
Caution : Excess use may cause Vomiting.

Herbal Treatment For Insect Bites 1

Make a mixture of Sodom root bark powder and Date Palm sugar by taking them in equal ratio. Take 1/4 tsp with warm milk at night. Use it for 4 days.

Herbal Treatment For Leprosy 2

Take root bark powder of Sodom. Add same quantity of Date Palm sugar in it. Take a pinch of it with warm milk after dinner.
Caution : Do not use repeatedly, as it may cause Diarrhea.

Herbal Treatment For Oligospermia 5

Take 4 pieces each of Grapes, Date Palm and Blackcurrant. Eat them once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 4

Take equal quantities of dried Date Palm and Withania Somnifera. Powder them together. Have one teaspoon with milk daily.

Herbal Treatment For Emacitation 1

Take 200 g each of Almonds, Figs and Date Palm. Grind them after removing their seeds. Add 1 tsp of the paste in a glass of warm Milk. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 29

Take following herbs in mentioned quantity :
150 g Raisin
200 g Date Palm
50 ml Honey
50 g Long Pepper
Grind them to make paste. Take 1 tsp twice a day with warm Milk.

Herbal Treatment For Oligospermia 6

Take Date Palms, Almond, Pistachio and Quince seeds in 2:2:2:1 ratio. Grind them to make powder. Take half tsp of it with Milk during bedtime.

Herbal Treatment For Antiviral 1

Add 5 g Date Palm powder, 8 ml Honey and 3 ml Black Cumin seed oil in a cup of warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Blood Impurity 5

Take 2 Date Palm ( Khajur ), 2 Fig ( Anjeer ) and 5 Raisins ( Kishmish ). Soak in water at night. Next morning, Chew them slowly.

Herbal Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction 4

Take dried Date Palms, Pistachio Nuts, Almonds and Quince seeds in equal quantity. Grind them to make a fine powder. Mix one teaspoon of this powder in one glass of Milk. Have it daily.
Queries on Dates
Fake Users Alert !

Fake users have started using the Query Section to advertise their products and services.
It is therefore suspended.

Actual users may approach us through emails. Please write an email to info@herbpathy.com.
You will get a reply in your email.
Anony ( India )
02 May 2016
Can we eat chilled dates (refrigerated)
16 Sep 2016
yes, you can. But it will be hard for you to chew them. As such there is no problem if you take it
Javaria ( Pakistan )
16 Sep 2016
Can we use use dates with milk for height is it hot or cold ?? Can it cause acne problem or pimple on my face???
16 Sep 2016
NO, I do not think that this will help to increase height.
Swimming might help and hanging on the rod will help to increase height.
Dates are warm in nature. Yes, it can cause acne or pimples if taken in excess.
Mehul gupta ( India )
25 Sep 2016
I am suffering from kidney disease that leak protein through urine and high b.p and high cholesterol since 3years I will take some medicine but it not sufficient and my wt is 120kg
Shoaib ( Pakistan )
09 Oct 2016
Can we boil dates in milk to gain energy and for how long v have to boil it please?........
18 Oct 2016
Shoaib Yes, you may take it. It will improve your stamina.
Boil it for 30 minutes. Crush the dates in the milk and then eat it.
Sheetal ( Kenya )
20 Dec 2016
By boiling khajur in milk and consuming it at night for cough does it:
1) Give immediate relief from cough? Or longer?
2) Can it be given to children? If yes what quantity?
22 Dec 2016
No, I do not think you should try Dates for cough.
The best herbs for cough are - Eucalyptus oil, Ginger, Liquorice and Black Pepper with honey. -- Put a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief. Inhale it for 10 minutes.
-- Drink Liquorice tea every day.
-- eat a chunk of roasted Ginger with salt.
-- Take a teaspoon of honey, with 2 pinches of Black Pepper powder added to it.
Anil ( India )
20 Dec 2016
Can you suggest me a good home remedy for impotency using dates
Vasuk Mitra
22 Dec 2016
Yes Anil. You can drink Dates with goat's milk. Boil a glass of milk. Add jaggery to it according to your taste. Put 3-4 Dates.
Stir well and drink it daily. Another very very effective herb for Impotence is : '
Caterpillar fungus ( Cordyceps ). You may read about this herb in the herb section of this website and may give it a try.
The herb is best for curing Impotence.
Arslan ( Pakistan )
22 Mar 2017
Sir my age are 23 year and I am patient of GERd
I am very slim can I use dates milkshake????????
23 Mar 2017
If you want to cure Gerd :
Avoid Skipping meals.
Do not eat spicy food at all.
Drink a cup of ginger tea daily.
Have a glass of carrot juice daily. These all are alkaline foods that you must take, it will cure GERD -- Baking soda, Raspberry, Cinnamon, Mango, Kale, Ginger, Watermelon, etc. Yes, you may consume Dates with the milkshake, it has low acid content. Also, to increase weight, you can drink a glass of banana milkshake, twice in a day.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Anoop ( India/kerala )
06 Apr 2017
can i masturbate 1 per day?

10 Apr 2017
Anoop. You are just wasting your energy. Keep yourself busy.
Once in a day would be too much. It will cause fatigue and other weakness in your body. Also, it will later, affect your sex life too.
Josna ( India )
02 May 2017
Can I eat dried dates before going to bed for soft stools in the morning because I am suffering from anal fissure
Ali Asghar ( Pakistan )
20 Jul 2017
Dry dates with milk is beneficial in the last month of pregnancy?
Aditi das ( India )
27 Aug 2017
Are dates are good for blood pressure
20 Sep 2017
If you are suffering from high blood pressure , then Dates would help to lower the blood pressure. So, Dates is good for those suffering from Hypertension.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Lizzy ( Nigeria/Lagos )
31 Aug 2017
Eating dates in first trimester to control high blood pressure, is it advisable?
20 Sep 2017
Dates are not recommended during pregnancy, as it is hot in nature. However, you may have them in the first trimester only and then after the delivery.
Waqar Hassan ( Pakistan )
31 Dec 2017
Can i take dates boiled in milk for 30 min befor going 2 bed to gain energy. Is there any side effects of this because of the highly nuturitional diet it is..
Zubin Khatar
26 Feb 2018
No. There is no side effect. Infact Dates boiled with milk will boost the energy. It acts as an aphrodisiac.
Darshan singh ( Panjab / India )
27 Jan 2018
I m dibetic, its 200 to 250
Can i take dates?
26 Feb 2018
Yes, you can. Dates are known to lower the Blood Sugar. It is safe to take Dates.
Ra ( Australia )
01 Jun 2018
Can I give my 7month old date syrup everyday? And how.much is.the reqd quantity?.
Your Query - This is a community service. You may ask and answer a query.
[Note: You are requested to write correct English only. Please do not use SMS English, Short Text and Words like hi, hello.]
[Optional: For better guidance]
[Optional: To get email Alert]
[Optional: To get message Alert]
Sponsored Links