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Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. It is complicated to cure due to the variety of the changes this disease cause in the human body. At first, it is not identified at early stages, and when identified, the human body has surpassed the stamina to potent doses and treatments. Keeping in view the difficulty in identifying and treating the disease, the patient’s family has to pay massive debts to make their loved ones live a long life.
It is always advisable by the doctors to take safety precautions and live a healthy life to prevent yourself from this disease as the prevention is natural than the cure. However, with the development in the technology and the evolution in science with cancer as the hot topic for researchers, the scientists are investing their energies to find safe and costly treatment procedures with success rates.
Recently, Ajwa date/ Khajoor has been known to be the effective preventive measure of this disease. Read about this research in simple words in the article below.
Ajwa Dates/ Khajoors from Madinah can Prevent Cancer
Ajwa dates/ Khajoors are known as one of the most expensive and the tastiest soft, brown, dry dates/ Khajoors in the world grown in Madinah. The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) also appreciated Ajwa and explained the benefits of taking Ajwa in diet, saying it cures diseases. However, recently in research, it has been proven that Ajwa date/ Khajoor from Madinah contains active elements useful in the prevention of diseases like cancer.
Who carried out this research on Ajwa dates/ Khajoors?
The research to discover the health benefits of Ajwa dates/ Khajoor was carried out in Riyadh-based King Saud University (KSU). According to an official, Professor Muraleedharan Nair, head of the natural materials laboratory at the University of Michigan, conducted the research in collaboration with KSU’s date palm research chair in which many researchers from both the universities actively participated.
What were the results of the research carried on Ajwa dates/ Khajoor?
The results of the research carried on Ajwa dates/khajoors gave the following findings.
- Ajwa date/ khajoor has anti-inflammatory properties similar to commercially available drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin.
- The inhibition rate in Ajwa was equal to existing commercial anti-oxidant products available in the market.
How did the health experts discuss these findings on Ajwa Dates/ Khajoor?
The health experts discussed the findings in detail in the light of science and said,
- Ajwa dates/ Khajoors contain many flavonoid glycosides, which have anti-oxidant properties.
- The sugar in Ajwa dates/ Khajoors is only monosaccharides, making a date/ khajoor beneficial for people who have Type 2 diabetes.
- It has cyclo-oxygenase inhibitory effect that is similar to commercial anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, Celebrex and naproxen.
The national plan for research projects as a part of Vision 2030
This research is one of the projects which are a part of the Saudi Vision 2030 for a developed and progressive nation. King Saud University has adopted a policy of pursuing scientific leadership through its many scientific research chairs, which are sponsored by the university’s agency for graduate studies and scientific research. According to the chair supervisor of the research collaboration, Saleh A. Aldosari,
This research was the first among a series of studies being conducted at the center to study the main types of dates/ Khajoor found in Saudi Arabia. The research projects are supported by KSU as well as King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Kingdom’s national plan for research projects.
According to a KSU official, the research was published in the 61st issue of the US-based journal for agriculture and food chemistry. Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had told about the benefits of Ajwa 1400 years before the science made its publication. It is essential to add dates/ khajoor in your daily life to prevent from such a deadly disease than to cry over spilt milk.
May we all be protected from such diseases. Share the piece of knowledge in your circle to save them from cancer.