It is a genus of palms that is indigenous to India, Madagascar, the Middle East, and Africa. The Doum palm is a member of the genus (H. thebaica). The majority of other palms are single-stemmed from the ground, making them unique among palms in that they have regular, naturally branching trunks. It is referred to as “koma” in Swahili.
has tasty oval fruit and is a species of palm tree. It is indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula as well as the northern and western regions of Africa, where it is widely dispersed and tends to flourish in areas with access to groundwater.
The doum palm, a dioecious palm, may reach heights of up to 17 meters (56 feet). The trunk, which may be up to 90 cm (35 in) in circumference, is dichotomously branched, and the terminals of the branches contain tufts of enormous leaves. The dark grey, somewhat smooth bark has leaf-scarring on it. The petioles (leaf stalks), which encase the branch at the base and have strong, upward-curving claws, are roughly a meter long. The leaves are fashioned like fans and are around 120 by 180 cm in size (47 by 71 in). On different trees, male and female flowers are produced.
Doum Tree In Aqaba
The Doum tree is also considered one of the most important symbols of the city of Aqaba, as it is one of the oldest trees in the city, and one of the landmarks of its heritage. It is worth noting that there are still some few doum trees in Aqaba to this day, as there is only one female doum tree in Aqaba, while the rest of the 15 male trees.
The doum fruit is distinguished by its round shape, glossy brown color, and smooth texture, as it consists of a thin, fleshy, somewhat tough outer layer with a sweet taste, and a large, hard, oval-shaped seed. And children used to buy it from the wooden carts of street vendors as a kind of dessert. The people of Aqaba roast the pulp with sugar and turn it into a cool, refreshing summer drink that is good for the body, as it is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and helps in lowering blood pressure.
Modern science has found that the contents of doum may indeed enhance its role in medicine and health. Get acquainted with us with the most famous benefits of doum and its nutrients.
Due to the nutritional values and strong antioxidants that doum contains, many therapeutic benefits of doum have been found and its role in combating many diseases. In the following, the benefits of doum will be mentioned in detail:
1. Contribute to reducing the risk of cancer
Doum’s content of polyphenols and powerful antioxidants has made it an effective role in fighting the growth and proliferation of tumors and cancer cells, especially prostate cancer. Therefore, it is expected that doum will enter the pharmaceutical treatment industry for some types of cancer, especially prostate cancer.
2. Resistance to chronic diseases
It was found that dom has properties that may make it a contributor to reducing injury or contributing to the treatment of the following diseases:
It may also contribute to lowering cholesterol levels in the blood, thus enhancing the health of the heart and arteries, preventing heart attacks and strokes, and reducing the risk of vascular diseases, but there is still a need to conduct more studies and research that confirm these benefits of doum.
3. Contribute to the treatment of sexual disorders
4. Enhance memory and Alzheimer’s resistance
5. Other health benefits of doum:
nutrients in the blood
The previous benefits of doum resulted from the richness of doum with many important elements and vitamins for the body, such as: