Phoenix sylvestris Roxb.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. is aslo known as Phoenix dactylifera Linn., Phoenix humilis Royle, belongs to Palmae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Balha, Ratb, Tamr.
The English Names for this herb are Date Sugar Palm, Dates.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Chuhara, Katal, Khajur, Khurma.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-diarrhoeal
  • Anti-gonorrhoeal
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Calorific
  • Cardiac Tonic
  • Demulcent
  • Digestive
  • Diuretic
  • Fattening
  • hematinic
  • Laxative
  • Lithontriptic
  • Nervine Tonic
  • Nutritional Supplement
  • Nutritive
  • Refrigerant
  • Restorative
  • Semenagogue
  • Styptic
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seeds of Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. are Local Wounds, Teeth Cleansing.

    The Indications of Fruit of Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. are Cough, Fever, Nervous Debility, Gleet, Tuberculosis, Vomiting, Gonorrhoea, Backache, Phlegmatic Affections, Buttocks Pain, Nervine Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Cardiac Complaints, Abdominal Affections.

    The Indications of Root of Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. are Small Pox, Nervous Debility, Fever, Toothache.

    The Indications of Toddy (sendhi) of Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. are Tuberculosis, Cooling, Laxative.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Phoenix sylvestris Roxb..


    The Temperaments of Fruit of Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. are 1st order, moist, 2nd order , warm.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    JAWARISH ZAROONI AMBERI-BA-NUSKHA KALANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    KHUBANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN ARAD KHURMAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. is used in the preparation of Halwai Gazar Maghz Sar-i-Kunjashkwala, Ma'jun Ard Khurma compounds.


    Whole HerbN/A
    Fruit3.000Nos. - 5.000Nos.N/A

    Herb's Description

    Phoenix sylvestris Roxb.. A graceful palm, 10-16 m in height, with a large crown, trunk covered with persistent bases of petioles; leaves 3.0-4.5 m long, greyish green, with a few short spines at the base; pinnae numerous, linear, 15-45 cm long, ending in short points; flowers in spadices, small, fragrant: male flowers white, female greenish; fruiting spadix c. 90 cm long. Fruit an oblong-ellipsoid berry, 2.5-3.2 cm long, orange-yellow; seeds about 1.7 cm long, deeply grooved, rounded at the ends

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia.. Also occurs in other countries of the world. In Sindh plantations for commerce in Pakistan.
    Odor: The odor of Phoenix sylvestris Roxb. is Pleasant
    Taste: Sweet,Mucilagenous


    No information regarding Phoenix sylvestris Roxb.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Phoenix sylvestris Roxb.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Phoenix sylvestris Roxb.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use may cause constipation and flatulence.As nutritive, continuous use may exert bad effects in individuals with warm temperament.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Phoenix sylvestris Roxb.. (work in progress)