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Ziziphus oenopolia is a thorny, evergreen shrub with straggling branches, often scrambling into other vegetation; it can grow around 5 metres tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials. The fruits are sometims sold in local markets. The plant is sometimes grown as a hedge.
- 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 oenopolia can be used in Food. Ripe fruits are eaten raw.
It contains betulin, betulinic aldehyde, betulinic acid, alphitolic acid, euscaphic acid, zizyberenalic acid, and β−sitosterol, one coumarin, scopoletin and four flavonoids, kaempferol, afzelin, quercitrin etc.
|English||Jackal Jujube, Small-Fruited Jujube|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Ziziphus oenopolia Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-A, B and C; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium
|Ovate-Lnceolate||Base-Oblique||Underside clothed with rusty tomentum|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Tiny||Borne in nearly stalkless||Green||Velvety cymes in leaf axils||Flowering season is July-November|
|Spherical||Obovoid drupes||Balck, Shining, Fruiting season is July-November|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Ziziphus oenopolia is available through October to February
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.154, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Chemical constituents
- Common names
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 400