Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam.

Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam.

Chamaephytes

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Rhamnaceae
  • Lotus Jujube
  • Wild jujube
  • lotus tree
  • שֵׁיזַף הַשִּׂיחַ
  • sheizaf ha-siakh
  • العرقد
  • el-'arqad
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain/ distension/ gas Carminative

Boil fruit in water, cool, filter & drink x1 cup after every meal

Boil fruit in water, cool, filter & drink x1 cup after every meal

fruit
Gastrointestinal Bloody diarrhea Anti-diarrheal, Anti-infective

Eat fruit (Preparation not specified)

Eat fruit (Preparation not specified)

fruit
Gastrointestinal Improves appetite & digestion (bitter) Stomachic

1.Eat fruit after every meal 2. Boil fruit in water, cool, filter& drink x1 cup after every meal

1.Eat fruit after every meal 2. Boil fruit in water, cool, filter& drink x1 cup after every meal

fruit
Gastrointestinal Internal pain (& hemorroids) Anti-haemorrhoidal

Use Leaves (Preperation /Admin. not specified

Use Leaves (Preperation /Admin. not specified

leaf
Gastrointestinal Improves appetite & digestion (bitter) Stomachic

1. Eat fruit after every meal
2. Boil fruit in water; cool; filter; drink 1 cup after every meal

1. Eat fruit after every meal
2. Boil fruit in water; cool; filter; drink 1 cup after every meal

fruit
Gastrointestinal Pain/ spasms urinary tract Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Decoct fruit & drink as necessary

Decoct fruit & drink as necessary

fruit
Gastrointestinal Pain/ spasms of stomach/ intestines Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Drink decoction of fruit as needed

Drink decoction of fruit as needed

fruit
Haematology Blood cleanser Unspecified

Mix leaves + Rubia sp. (madder) + tamarindi, (Tamarindus Sp).+ja'ada (Teucrium sp.) & eat

Mix leaves + Rubia sp. (madder) + tamarindi, (Tamarindus Sp).+ja'ada (Teucrium sp.) & eat

leaf
Kidney & Urinary Tract Pain/ spasms urinary tract Analgesic, Anti-spasmodic

Decoct fruit & drink as necessary

Decoct fruit & drink as necessary

fruit
Nervous system Chest pain Analgesic

Crush leaves + Ruta sp. +, Majorana sp.+ olive oil & apply as local fomentation (hot poultice)

Crush leaves + Ruta sp. +, Majorana sp.+ olive oil & apply as local fomentation (hot poultice)

leaf
Pain Relief Chest pain Analgesic

Crush leaves + Ruta sp. +, Majorana sp.+ olive oil & apply as local fomentation (hot poultice)

Crush leaves + Ruta sp. +, Majorana sp.+ olive oil & apply as local fomentation (hot poultice)

leaf
Pain Relief Internal pain (& hemorroids) Analgesic

Leaf; (preperation/ administration not specified)

Leaf; (preperation/ administration not specified)

leaf
Pain relief Pain (including headache , chest etc. ) Analgesic

Crush leaves + Ruta sp. +, Majorana sp.+ olive oil & apply as local fomentation (hot poultice)

Crush leaves + Ruta sp. +, Majorana sp.+ olive oil & apply as local fomentation (hot poultice)

leaf