Health benefits, male fertility, nutritional aspects of dates and date palm pollens: An overview
Keywords:Date palm pollen, Dates, Diseases, Male fertility, Phytochemical
Date or date palm is botanically called Phoenix dactylifera and belongs to flowering plant species in the palm family. Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, phenolic acids, carotenoids, and flavonoids. These act as
antioxidants and protect the body from free radical damage and improve fertility levels in males. Date palm pollen is rich in steroidal compounds like estriol, estrone, triterpene, and estradiol and all these are structural precursors such as immature
gonadotropic and a-amyrin structures. This review aims to provide in-depth perceptiveness regarding the nutritional and phytochemical composition of date palm pollen and dates and reveal their impact on health. In this review, to sum up, the impact of date palm pollen and dates on different fertility parameters (sperm count, motility, morphology, overall semen volume as well as sex hormones level) and how it can correct infertility or improve infertility level. Date palm pollen, along
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