Ziziphus Jujuba

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Ziziphus Jujuba
« on: October 12, 2013, 03:05:05 PM »
Ziziphus Jujuba
•   Botanical Name : Ziziphus Jujuba
•   Family Name : Rhamnaceae
•   Common Name : Jujube, Ziziphus
•   Part Used : Leaves, Fruits
•   Habitat : Dry gravelly or stony slopes of hills and mountains of india.

Uses : Jujube is both a delicious fruit and an effective herbal remedy. It aids weight gain, improves muscular strength and increases stamina. In Chinese medicine, it is prescribed as a tonic to strengthen liver function. It functions as antidote, diuretic, emollient and expectorant. The leaves are astringent and febrifuge. Also, said to promote hair growth. The dried fruits are anodyne, anticancer, pectoral, refrigerant, sedative, stomachache, styptic and tonic. They are considered to purify the blood and aid digestion. They are used internally in the treatment of chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhea, anemia, irritability and hysteria. The seed is hypnotic, narcotic, sedative, stomachache and tonic. It is used internally in the treatment of palpitations, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, night sweats and excessive perspiration. The root is used in the treatment of dyspepsia. A decoction of the root has been used in the treatment of fevers. The root is made into a powder and applied to old wounds and ulcers. The plant is a folk remedy for anemia, hypertonia, nephritis and nervous diseases. The fruits are applied on cuts and ulcers and also employed in pulmonary ailments and fevers. The leaves are applied as poultices and are helpful in liver troubles, asthma and fever.
Muhammad Asif Hossain
Coordination Officer
Department of Pharmacy
Daffodil International University