Doum Date, Fruit or Nut and Doum Palm
Doum is a palm tree in Africa that creates a fruit that looks and tastes like gingerbread, and is also known as a gingerbread palm.
In Egypt, the fruit is sold in herbalist shops, and is popular among children, gnawing its sweet yet sour hard fibrous flesh beneath the shiny hard crust.
Doum palm was considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians, and the seed was found in many pharaoh’s tombs. A team of Egyptian archaeologists led by Zahi Hawass, discovered eight baskets of 3,000-year-old Doum fruit in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The fruit baskets were each 50 centimetres high, the antiquities department said. The fruits are traditionally offered at funerals
Doum Palm grows here in Aswan, Egypt and it is renowned for Natural Medicine properties for relieving High Blood Pressure.
I was introduced to Doum over a year ago when my Blood Pressure was very high. Below is a photo of ground Doum, that is the fruit, date or nut that has been ground.
How to make Doum Drink?
Doum is made as a cold drink for High Blood Pressure.
1 to 3 Teaspoons in a cup and mix with a little water to a paste.
Add some cooled boiled water and mix place in a blender with a little sugar and some ice cubes. Blend until the ice is completely crushed.
Strain into a glass and drink.
Or you can just add cooled boiled water mix and strain add ice if required.
You will begin to feel the effects very quickly I did in about a couple of minutes.
Especially useful in high temperatures such as Aswan. I would not be without Doum now it is an essential ingredient in my kitchen cupboard of Natural Medicines.