Useful properties and contraindications to the use of exotic ziziphus
Ziziphus, the useful properties and contraindications of which we will consider today, is a tree and belongs to the Krushinovy family. Also, the plant is known under the names “unabi”, “jujuba”, “zhuzhub”, “chinese date”. Its dimensions reach 5-7 m in height. The distribution area covers Europe, Australia, Asia, Japan. Favorite places are hills and mountain slopes.
With the onset of autumn, round or elongated fruits with a glossy red-brown skin are harvested from the trees. They are meaty, juicy and delicious..
According to legend, zizyphus grows in paradise and the names of all people living on the planet are written on its foliage. The most amazing thing is that a snake never creeps up to a tree, and many peoples even protect the plant and consider it sacred. Thanks to its beneficial properties, unabi is considered one of the most effective medicinal plants. Consider the benefits and harms of ziziphus.
Ziziphus is rich in nutrients. It contains mineral components such as copper, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, iodine, iron, styrenes, organic acids, flavonoids, vitamins (B6, C, A, B1), tannins, pectins.
As for the calorie content, 100 g of the fruit contains 287 kcal. Nutritional value per 100 grams of the product is 3.7 / 1.1 / 73.6 g (proteins, fats and carbohydrates, respectively). But the glycemic index is very high – 110 units.
Thanks to the composition, the useful properties of the Chinese date are determined:
- Protein is a building block for all types of fabrics. In addition, it contributes to the rapid regeneration of damaged areas..
- Amino acids are used by the body in vital processes. So, they are needed for protein synthesis, with a lack of which the body begins to age early, there are malfunctions in the nervous system and brain..
- Mineral components control fraudulent processes.
- Flavonoids not only rejuvenate the body, but also eliminate the effects of harmful radicals.
- Ascorbic acid protects the immune system.
- Vitamins are important for the proper functioning of the whole body..
- Fats are not only consumed by the body as fuel, but are also a building material for nails, hair, and skin..
- Organic acids control acid-base balance.
Even in ancient China, the beneficial properties and contraindications of ziziphus were described. They talk about it as a gift for people with heart problems, indicate a beneficial effect on the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems..
The most important medicinal property of the plant is the ability to lower blood pressure. Therefore, it is actively used for hypertension. True, the fruits must be consumed according to the course..
Scientists have found that unabi not only strengthens the immune system, but also helps nursing mothers in the production of milk..
It is recommended to take a decoction of ziziphus for insomnia, heavy sweating, nervousness, heart palpitations, neuralgia.
Chinese date ziziphus helps to eliminate toxins and cholesterol from the body.
The prepared infusion has healing properties, so it is well used in the treatment of ulcers and old wounds. Also, the infusion can be used as a mouthwash, a hair hardening agent..
The Chinese date has proven itself well in the fight against diarrhea or constipation, as well as with gastrointestinal problems, in particular gastritis.
Prepared ointments based on medicinal fruits, as well as decoctions, can be used to treat purulent wounds, skin ulcers, burns, cuts.
Due to its diuretic properties, unabi is a diuretic, therefore it is often prescribed to cleanse the kidneys or introduced into the diet of those who seek to lose weight..
Only eat the fruits in small quantities due to the high content of natural sugars..
Ziziphus is an effective remedy for the treatment and prevention of the liver, cardiovascular system, oncological diseases, and the respiratory system..
For medicinal purposes, all parts of the plant are used: fruits, roots, leaves and even seeds..
Despite the many useful properties of ziziphus, there are also contraindications and harm. So, it is absolutely forbidden to use it for hypotonic patients. It is also not recommended to drink decoctions or eat fruits for pregnant women. Like the entire plant world, unabi can be intolerable by the body itself. Therefore, you need to start treatment or eat berries with small doses. If everything is in order, you can increase the dosage..
Now you know how Ziziphus is useful. Having learned how to prepare various medicinal drugs from ziziphus, you can not only enjoy the taste of juicy fruits, but also improve your health..