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==List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used==
==List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used==
* [[Vishatinduka Taila]] as ''root juice extract''
==Where to get the saplings==
==Where to get the saplings==

Latest revision as of 14:13, 14 June 2019

Ziziphus nummularia, Balakapriya

Balakapriya or Ziziphus nummularia is a species of Ziziphus native to the Thar Desert of western India and southeastern Pakistan and south Iran. Common names are Mulluhannu, Bhu-kartaka, Zariab etc.


Scabies, Skin diseases, Influenza, Cold, Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Colic, Ulcers, Fever.

Parts Used

Roots, Barks, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

A 13-membered -formylcyclopeptide alkaloid, nummularine-T, has been isolated from the bark of Ziziphus nummularia.

Common names

Language Common name
Hindi Jharberi, jharber
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Aja-priya, Balakapriya, Bhu-kartaka


Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.









branched shrub



Kind Shape Feature
ovate elliptic oblique or rounded at base, serrate at margin, acute or obtuse at apex, 1-2.5 x 0.5-1.8 cm, glabrous or tomentose above, tomentose to white-wooly beneath, 3-nerved at base



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
unisexual Flowers 4-5 mm across 5 stamens Stamens 0.8-1.2 mm long Inflorescences axillary 10-20 flowered cymes, Flowering and Fruiting Time : September


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
short legume seeds 1 or 2 compressed, black glabrous 12-20 seeds, Disc faintly 10-lobed. Ovary 2-loculed, Flowering and Fruiting Time : September {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Plants reach about 3 m height with 3.5 cm stem diameter in 2 years, in 4 years about 5 m height and 7 cm stem diameter. Flowering and fruiting is almost throughout the year, but in India there are usually two main flowering periods, one in the early monsoon and another in the late monsoon.[2]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry regions of India, Sea coast, Dry zone in Sri Lanka.

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