Jackal Jujube

The Scientific name of Jackal Jujube: Ziziphus oenoplia

Name of Jackal Jujube in different languages:-

English: Small-Fruited Jujube, Wild Jujube

Sanskrit: Karkandhu, Laghu badarh

Hindi: Makkay, Makai

Malayalam:  Tudali-തുടലി, Cheriya Elanta-ചെറിയഇലന്ത

Tamil: Suraimullu -ஸுரைமுல்ல, Surai ilantai

Plant description:

It is a very spiny shrub, rusty-velvety, with paired thorns, commonly grown as a weed, in abandoned areas, and semi-forest areas. The leaves are arranged alternately, simple, ovate-lance shaped, apex acute-acuminate three nerved and many transverse nervous, leaf margin denticulate. The flowers are tiny, green, borne in nearly stalkless cymes in leaf apex. Fruits are berries, globose or ovoid drupes, black, and shining.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heartshaped Margin-Entire Venation-parallel

Useful plant parts:

Fruits, root, bark, leaf

Medicinal uses:

Treat hyper-acidity, Infection, stomachache and healing wounds, sore throats, dysentery, and uterus inflammation.

Medicinal properties:

Hepato-protective, Astringent bitter, anthelmintic, digestive and antiseptic

Chemical contents:

Saponins, flavonoids

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