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Cicimek ( Ziziphus jujuba Mill.)

(Also Chinese Jujuba)

Fruit of the cicatrix of the 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 Data is one of the traditional ingredients of strong ginseng tea . Cicimek is a delicious flavor. The plant is interesting because it contains ziphipin in the leaves, which temporarily blocks the perception of sweet taste.

Effects and therapeutic use

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

Until 2007, almost no information was available in the scientific literature on cicicide fruits ( Naftali2008 is 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 significant amount of antioxidant flavonoids ( Chen2010wez ).

| 9.7.2008

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