Siddha Tamil Periyaitcham Icham

Folk ► Sulemaani Khajuur, Desi Khajuur.

Action ► Fruits—restorative. Juice— cooling, gastric stimulant. Seeds— used in ague. Root—used for nervous debility.

Fresh, unfermented sap (Niraa) is a good source of ascorbic acid, nicotinic and isonicotinic acids, riboflavin, thiamine, sugars; crystine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, phenylalanine, threonine, tyrosine.

The concentration of amino acids is much higher in palm jaggery than in sugar cane jaggery.

Fresh fruits contain protein 1.2, fat 0.4, calcium 0.022 and phosphorus 0.38%.

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