It is believed that the Ajwa Date was sent down from the heavens and whoever eats 7 in the early morning will be protected from poison or black magic. A native exclusively to Madina, Saudi Arabia, Ajwa can now be found in other hot desert regions that have imported the fruit and attempted cultivation. However, the purest form of Ajwa can only be found in Madina.
This little black fruit is in a league of its own. Dark coloured with fine white lines, it has a distinctive flavour and subtle sweetness. Anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardiotonic, galactogogue and laxative are just some of the medicinal benefits and healing properties that have earned this fruit the title as “the king of dates”.
Extensive research has been conducted to analyze the effectiveness on many different ailments and health conditions.
For pregnancy, fetal development and breastfeeding, it has been proven to be helpful in the development of bones of the fetus due to its calcium content. It is extremely important at the time of childbirth as it enable smooth contractions of the uterine muscles for easy delivery. Post-partum, it aids the mother in both blood production as well as milk production. It has recently been discovered that Ajwa is a good herbal treatment for anemia not only because it escalates levels of iron in the blood but also in the production of red blood cells.
It is highly beneficial for the digestive system as it removes toxins from the body. It also acts as a counter to diarrhea and as a laxative to those suffering from constipation. This fruit has the ability to strengthen the immune system as well as balance blood sugar. It operates on lowering elevated blood pressure along with the regulating cholesterol. It has been found to be highly effective in countering obesity and curtailing weight gain. Miraculously, it can also increase weight in those struggling to gain weight.
Although many dates improve sexual stamina and vitality, Ajwa in particular also aids in sexual problems like infertility. It promotes proper flow of urine which makes it beneficial for both the kidneys and the liver. It is an antidote in the case of poisoning due to the consumption of alcohol.
No matter how you slice it, the healing properties of Ajwa work from head to toe on the human body. You can enjoy 7 ajwa dates in the morning with a glass of milk as part of a complete balanced meal or soak 7 in a glass of water (soaked for 12 hours) and enjoy after a heavy meal as a digestive (and laxative).