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Ziziphus jujuba is a usually spiny, deciduous tree, sometimes only a shrub; it can grow up to 10 metres tall. The tree spreads by root suckers, often forming dense thickets. Jujube was first cultivated as a fruit crop in China before 2,000 BCE.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Ziziphus jujuba can be used in Food. Unripe fruits are pickled. Ripe fruits are eaten raw. Fruit pulp is dried and stored for future use.
It contains alphitolic acid, 3-O-(cis-p-coumaroyl)-alphitolic acid, 3β-O-(trans-p-coumaroyl)-maslinic acid, pomonic acid, 2-oxo-pomolic acid, benthamic acid, terminic acid, oleanic acid etc.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Ziziphus jujuba Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-A, B and C; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Ziziphus jujuba is a very cold tolerant plant with different reports suggesting that it can withstand winter temperatures falling as low as -20 - to -30°c. Ziziphus jujuba is available through September to December
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.153, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Chemical constituents