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Cicimek ( Ziziphus jujuba Mill.)

(also Chinese Jujuba)

Fruit of the Zimic (Jujube)
Dried fruit of the cicatrice ( jujuby )

Zicipus jujuba , or Chinese Jujuba, is a subtropical deciduous tree of the family of Rachel, Rhamnaceae . It reaches a height of 3-8 meters, its truncated trunk and knotty branches. His fetus is big as a smaller date. According to Chinese medicine, cicicum has a stabilizing effect on various body functions. Cicimek datla is one of the traditional ingredients of strong ginseng tea . Cicimek is a delicious flavor. The plant is interesting by the fact that the leaves contain the ziphine peptide, which temporarily blocks the perception of sweet taste.

Effects and therapeutic use

The use of the cicicum until recently was justified only by confidence in the clinical experience of the TCM. Cicimek, for example, is part of the ancient anti-depression kit kan ta tao ca written in the 2nd century NL. ( Jun2014hmg ). Cicimek is traditionally used in TČM for the protection of the liver . In addition to the fruits, ticks and seeds (cores) are also used for treatment.

Until 2007, there was almost no information in the scientific literature on the cicicums ( Naftali2008zje was the only source available at that time to quote Joe Hing Kwok Chu ). Until recently, Japanese publications ( Huang2007maa and Huang2009czj ) appeared about its possible anticancer effect on the liver. It found triterpenoid acids ( Guo2009hlc ) and the Taiwanese publication Chen2010wez confirmed the protective effect of the cicicide on the liver. The fruits of the cicicide contain a considerable amount of antioxidant flavonoids ( Chen2010wez ).

Other reported effects: against stress , against hepatoma (liver cancer) .

| 9.7.2008

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