DATES: (Phoenix dactylifera)
COMMON NAMES: Date, Date Palm
PART USED: Fruit
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Contain natural fibers, and a lot of other nutrients, like oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, magnesium and essential amino acid. Excellent cure for intestinal and digestive disorders. Effectively check the growth of pathological organisms and help in the growth of pro-biotic bacteria in the intestines. Astringent, anti-cancer, and also used as a natural laxative.
Cells and tissues speak to each other.
“Half of what humans eat keep them alive, the other half keep the physicians’ alive.”
AVOCADO: ( Persea americana )
PART USED: Fruit, Leaves, Trunk.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: 75% of an avocado’s calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat. Avocado is packed with anti-oxidants that fight free radical damage. A wonderful source of glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant; it delays aging, fights cancer, and checks cardiac diseases. It prevents prostate cancer, breast cancer, and oral cancer successfully. It contain liberal amounts of lutein, which wards off macular degeneration and cataract. Reduces serum cholesterol level and supports heart health. It keeps cholesterol level within normal, prevents atherosclerosis, and keeps the heart healthy. Vitamin E, lutein, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione also check cardio-vascular diseases.
It is packed with vitamin E, which is essential for a healthy skin. Avocado oil is especially useful for skin care. Avocado nourishes the skin, enhances the complexion and texture. It softens dry and flaking skin and, lends the skin a wonderful glow. Avocados are known to decelerate aging and delay the appearance of the undesirable signs of aging. It checks fine lines and wrinkles from appearing, wards off premature aging and also combats age spots effectively.
Avocado nourishes the scalp and the hair shaft. Massaging the scalp with avocado pulp or using an avocado mask, hydrates the scalp and keeps the moisture in. it strengthens the hair, checks hair fall, gives a bounce, shine and body to the hair.