Details of Medicinal Plants

Common Jujube

Common Jujube

Ziziphus jujuba Mill. var. inermis (Bunge) Rehder Rhamnaceae

This species is a deciduous shrub. It is found in south Europe and southwest Asia. The height is 4 to 10 meters. The flowering time is June in Japan. This species came from China. It has been cultivated throughout Japan. The leaves contain ziziphin which is a taste modifier. Putting the leaf in the mouth will suppress any taste of sweetness.

Part used: fruit
Medicinal use: tonic and diuretic
Main component: zizyphus saponin

Inconspicuous, yellow flowers form at the axil of the leaf.

The texture of the fruit is that of an apple.

The name of the herbal medicine is "Jujube" .