The Date is the fruit of the Date palm tree. Humans and dates go way back in history. They are supposed to have been cultivated as early as 4000 BC and has been the staple food in middle east for thousands of years. Currently, Egypt is the leading producer of dates in the world. In the Ayurveda, the date is referred to as ‘Kharjura’ and is mentioned under the category of ‘Madhuthrayam’ – three predominant drugs which are extensively sweet in nature.