Ziziphus lotus

Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam.

Rhamnaceae

  • Lotus Jujube
  • Lotus Tree
  • Wild Jujube
  • العرقد
  • el-'arqad
  • שֵׁיזַף הַשִּׂיחַ
  • sheizaf ha-siakh

Phanerophyte shrub

  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Bloody diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Eat fruit. (Preparation not specified.)

FruitZ
Gastrointestinal

Carminative, bitter & stomachic (relieves flatulence, improves appetite/ helps digestion)

Bitter, Carminative, Stomachic

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

FruitZ
Gastrointestinal

Internal pain & haemorrhoids

Analgesic, Anti-haemorroidal

Leaves are used. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

LeafZ
Gastrointestinal

Pain & spasms in biliary tract

Analgesic, Anti-spasmodic

Decoct fruit in water & drink as necessary.

FruitZ
Gastrointestinal

Pain & spasms in stomach & intestines

Analgesic, Anti-spasmodic

Decoct fruit in water & drink as necessary.

FruitZ
Haematology

Clean blood

Blood purifier

Mix leaves + madder (Rubia sp.) + tamarind (Tamarindus sp.) +" ja'da" (Teucrium sp.) & eat.

LeafZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Pain & spasms in urinary tract

Analgesic, Anti-spasmodic

Decoct fruit in water & drink as necessary.

FruitZ
Pain Relief

Pain/ headache/ chest pain

Analgesic

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

LeafZ

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Zizyphus lotus can lower blood sugar therefore caution if taking diabetic medication.