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Therapeutic effects of Ziziphus jujuba Mill. fruit in traditional and modern medicine: a review.

(2019) Therapeutic effects of Ziziphus jujuba Mill. fruit in traditional and modern medicine: a review. Medicinal chemistry (Shariqah (United Arab Emirates)).

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31670624

Abstract

Ziziphus jujuba Mill. belonging to the Rhamnaceae family, has been consumed since ancient times as a medicine and food. In the different traditional medical schools, Z. jujuba has been used to treat various diseases such as respiratory system diseases (asthma, cough, and laryngitis), gastrointestinal problems (constipation, colitis and liver diseases), as well as, cardiovascular and genitourinary system diseases. From the perspective of Islamic traditional medicine (ITM) Z.jujuba fruit is an emollient, laxative, and maturative, it can purify blood and improve blood circulation, relieve internal heat and reduce inflammation. Some therapeutic uses of Z. jujuba such as antibacterial, antioxidant, sedative, hepato-protective, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-hyperlipidemic activities have been shown in modern pharmacological studies. In the current study, traditional and ethno-medicinal uses, botany, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of Z. jujuba were reviewed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Rhamnaceae,Traditional medicine,Ziziphus jujuba,flavonoids,food,jujube
Subjects: food
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6719

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