The medicinal plant known as jujube -shaped small tree and is surrounded by thorns in all its branches. The flowers of the jujube , or Zizyphus jujuba, are green and grow directly from the axillary areas of the leaves of this species with medicinal uses.
Typical areas of growth for the plant jujube orchards are normal and cultivated land. This species has its season of bloom in the summer, and its period of maturation in the fall. At the time of collecting this plant for medicinal purposes is important to collect both the fruits and the leaves and bark of the branches of the jujube. In the chemical composition of jujube find a good percentage of tannins, glycosides, vitamins (hence it is considered a comprehensive natural vitamin complex) and different active ingredients.
The properties of the jujube plant vary considerably depending on the particular plant in question. For example, the fruits are those with the highest percentage of vitamins, the crust acts as an astringent and antidiarrheal, while the leaves can be exploited to reduce blood sugar levels. Jujube plant also is recommended in cases of eczema, sore throat and burns.
To prepare a decoction jujube-based plant will need one tablespoon per cup of water. Bring to boil for about 10 or 15 minutes, let cool and filter plant debris with a strainer. Drink up to 5 cups a day. If you want to use external applications jujube can apply the same decoction mentioned above, but applied with clean cloth pads (can be prepared with a higher concentration of jujube, for better medicinal effects).