Scientific name of Ziziphus: Ziziphus Jujuba

Name of Ziziphus in different languages:-

English: Ber, Chinese dates

Sanskrit: Jujube

Malayalam: Elantha ഇലന്ത

Plant description:

Jujube or Ber is a thorny and densely branched small tree, growing 3 to 10 m tall, commonly found in waste areas, open woodlands, and tropical and sub-tropical regions, Young stems have a zigzag manner and bear a curved thorn at the joints, leaves are dark green and glossy in upper surfaces and whitish, hairy in the bottom, flowers are greenish-yellow in color, fruits are green to pale yellow when they are ripe it become orange or reddish.

Leaf Arrangement

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Useful plant parts: Fruit, seeds, leaf, stem

Medicinal uses:

To treat piles, dysentery, blood cleanness, wounds, hemorrhoids, urinary problems, vaginal diseases.

Ayurveda uses of Ziziphus

Ziziphus, commonly known as “Jujube” or “Ber,” is a fruit-bearing plant used in Ayurvedic medicine for various purposes. Here are some of the Ayurvedic uses of Ziziphus:

1. Sedative and Relaxant: It is believed to have calming properties and is used to promote relaxation and better sleep.

2. Digestive Aid: Ziziphus is used to support healthy digestion and relieve digestive discomforts like indigestion and flatulence.

3. Cardiovascular Health: Some formulations use it to support heart health and regulate blood pressure.

4. Immune Support: It is believed to have immunomodulatory properties, helping to strengthen the immune system.

5. Anti-anxiety: Ziziphus may be used to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and nervousness.

6. Liver Health: It is used to support liver function and detoxification processes.

7. Respiratory Health: Ziziphus may be used in respiratory conditions like cough and asthma.

8. Antioxidant Properties: It is believed to contain compounds that have antioxidant effects, helping to protect cells from damage.

9. Skin Health: In some traditional remedies, it is used for certain skin conditions.

10. Anti-inflammatory: Ziziphus is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may be used for conditions involving inflammation.

Always consult a qualified healthcare professional or Ayurvedic practitioner before using Ziziphus or any herbal remedy. While it has been traditionally used in Ayurveda, individual responses to herbal treatments can vary, and it’s important to consider potential interactions with other medications or existing health conditions.

How to prepare medicines:

Decoction of barks is used to wash wounds, Ground young leaves can cure skin disorders.

It is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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