Pharmacy Maximenu

Zizyphus jujuba - chinese JUJUBE
       The fruits have emollient and expectorant properties. They are also considered to be cooling and an anodyne and a tonic. They are employed as an antidote to aconite poisoning and are recommended in nausea and vomiting.
• They contain zizyphic acid, tannin, sugar and other minerals.
• They are equally effective in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, gout, and rheumatism.
• Regular use of fruit prevents formation of gravel in the bladder, diabetes, constipation, leucorhea and spermatorrhea.

• A teaspoonful of powder of dry fruit stops excessive menstruation. They are also prescribed in abdominal pain during pregnancy.

• A teaspoonful of fresh juice taken with a pinch of pepper once daily is a remedy to prevent frequent colds and influenza.
School Children

They are rich in memory boosting bio-active compounds and so traditionally in India they were often sold in school premises. Unfortunately modern   school children have access only to unhealthy snacks.

• It increases the function of brain by releasing glutamic acid in the blood. It is a very effective cheap nerve tonic and tones up nerves. No wonder why this fruits were advised to be consumed by school going children and pregnant women.
      This plant seems effective against melanoma cells due to the presence of betulinic acid, a growth inhibitor of cancer cells.
     Indian jujube is used to cure stomach-aches, in the treatment of syphilis, to calm intestinal irritations. Further for the treatment of respiratory, throat, intestinal, urinary inflammation and for constipation.’ It is helpful in liver troubles, asthma and fever. It has sedative properties

 The fruits of Ziziphus jujuba, known as jujube or Chinese date, are being consumed all around the world because of their health benefits, as both food and herbal medicine. Traditionally, one of the main functions of jujube, as described in herbal medicine, is to benefit our brain by calming down the mind and improving quality of sleep. Here, the activities of jujubes on nervous system are summarized and discussed. Jujube possesses neuroprotective activities, including protecting neuronal cells against neurotoxin stress, stimulating neuronal differentiation, increasing expression of neurotrophic factors, and promoting memory and learning. Flavonoid, cAMP, and jujuboside could be the potential bioactive ingredients to account for the aforesaid biological activities. These findings imply that jujube is a potential candidate for development of health supplements for prevention and/or treatment of neurological diseases.

CHINESE : Da zao, Hong zao, Zao, Zao shu.

ENGLISH : Chinese date, Common jujube.ndian Jujube,

FRENCH : Jujube de Chine, Jujubier de Chine.

GERMAN : Brustbeere, Brustbeerbaum, Chinesische Dattel, Domjujube, Jujube, Judendom.

HINDI : Badara, Badari, Ber, Beri.

ITALIAN : Giuggiole, Giuggiolo.

JAPANESE : Sanebuto natsume.
Malayalam - Elantha Pazham

Oriya : barkOLi
Sanskrit : madhur phala; ajapriya; kuvala

SPANISH : Azufaifo chino.

TAMIL : Ilantai, Irantai. Elantha Pazham

TELUGU : Gangarenu. badaramu (fruit) ; rEgu ceTTu; karakandhavu

THAI : Phutsaa cheen.