Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Hyphaene thebaica  Doum Palm
Family Arecaceae
Genus Hyphaene    
Species thebaica   
Properties palm
Hyphaene thebaica, with common names doum palm (Ar: دوم) and gingerbread tree (also doom palm), is a type of palm tree with edible oval fruit. It is a native to the Arabian Peninsula and also to the northern half of Africa where it is widely distributed and tends to grow in places where groundwater is present. It has been shown that dietary supplementation with doum palm extract has hypotensive and hypolipidemic effects.
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