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Biological activities and extraction technologies of Pheonix dactylifera: a review.

Hamzah, Nurfatin Nazirah and Sahena, Ferdosh and Sarker, Md. Zaidul Islam and Ghafoor, Kasif and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal Khan and Abdul Bari, Nurul Ashikin (2018) Biological activities and extraction technologies of Pheonix dactylifera: a review. The Natural Products Journal, 8. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0163-3864

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Abstract

Date palm (Pheonix dactylifera L.) has long been known for its medical benefits. In this review, the therapeutic properties of P. dactylifera are presented in light of the analysis of huge past reviews that reported the bioactivities of both flesh and seed of this fruit. The reported bioactivities of P. dactylifera included antioxidants, anti-cancer, aphrodisiac, antimicrobial, and anti-diabetic properties. This review additionally highlights the extraction technologies (Soxhlet, maceration, heat under reflux, supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and microwave assisted extraction) that were utilized as part of the extraction of P. dactylifera. This is because the quality and amount of the extraction yield depend on the extraction technology used. Accordingly, this review aims for underlining the potentials of P. dactylifera by compiling available data on the bioactivities and extraction technologies used to set the directions for the improvement of future research of this fruit.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 7165/68758
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pheonix dactylifera L., bioactivity, antioxidants, anti-cancer, aphrodisiac, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, extractiontechnologies, supercritical fluid extraction
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr. Sahena Ferdosh
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2018 03:35
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 15:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68758

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