(Also Chinese jujube)
Jujube (Ziziphus jujube), or the Chinese jujube is a subtropical deciduous tree of the family řešetlákovitých, Rhamnaceae. It reaches a height of 3-8 meters, has a twisted trunk and knotted branches. Its fruit is a drupe large as the smaller woodpeckers. According to Chinese medicine has cicimek stabilizing effect on various body functions. Jujube is one of the traditional ingredients of strong ginseng tea . Jujube is a pleasant taste. The plant is interesting that the leaves contain zizifin peptide that temporarily blocks the perception of sweet taste.
Effects and therapeutic use
Use cicimku was until recently only justified confidence in the clinical experience of TCM. Cicimek example, part of an ancient mixture kan mai ta cao recorded in writing since the 2nd century AD and used against depression ( Jun2014hmg ). Cicimek further in TCM traditionally used to protect the liver. In addition to fruit is also used to treat the leaves and seeds (pips nuclei).
Until 2007, they had been in the scientific literature on fruit cicimku almost no information ( Naftali2008zje as if the only available source quoted web Joe Hing Kwok Chu ). Until recently there were Japanese publications ( huang2007maa and huang2009czj ) on the potential anticancer effects on the liver cicimku . It was found triterpenoid acid ( Guo2009hlc ) and Taiwanese publications Chen2010wez confirmed cicimku protective effect on the liver. Cicimku Fruits contain substantial amounts of antioxidant flavonoids ( Chen2010wez ).