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ziziphusor jujube— plants of the family krushinovoj. Usually it is a deciduous spiny shrub or tree ranging in height from 5 to 10 meters, with a thick bark. Sisyphus the leaves are simple, elliptical in shape, the flowers are small, white with a green tint, bloom in the period from June to October. Drupes round or elongated, small, smooth, flesh. The pulp of the berries are sweet, nutritious and delicious.
Jujube has different healing properties ,so it is considered a real find in the first core. For these purposes, used not only the fruit but the whole plant. From the fruit to make tea and broth, and eat them fresh or dried. From leaves receive a helpful infusion, tea, decoction and prepare an ointment. The bark and roots of shrubs, you can also prepare a decoction.
The most known property ziziphus — pressure reduction. That is why it is recommended for hypertension, but fruit should be consumed course. Also, jujube has a tonic effect on the immune system in General. Decoction of the fruit make up for the shortage of milk, nursing mother, as well as improve blood circulation. It is recommended that exchange treatment. The fruit fresh, or tea (infusion) from the seed will help with insomnia, nervousness, neuralgia, sweating, and excessive heartbeat.
Jujube is useful for people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis. This will help the tea prepared from the leaves, seeds or roots. Fresh fruit will help to get rid of constipation and unripe — diarrhea or dysentery. A variety of dermatological diseases can be cured with ointments made from fruit jujube, and decoctions, which should apply as a compress to the affected area of the skin. It will be effective for skin ulcers, cuts, purulent wounds, burns.
Apply topically infusion of the leaves can be a mouthwash, to heal chronic wounds and ulcers. From the bark of the branches or roots to make an infusion which will help strengthen hair (especially when high or severe hair loss) and stimulate the growth of new hair.
Jujube has a diuretic effect, so is great for cleansing the kidney or for weight loss. In addition to this ability, the fruits ziziphus considered a dietary product that contains different nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. It can also rid the body of harmful cholesterol and various toxic substances. Jujube fruit, both fresh and dried, contain a lot of vitamin C complex with vitamin e improves the elasticity and strength of blood vessels, and therefore, is considered an excellent prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
From the fruit of the jujube you can just make a billet for the winter — this is not only delicious, but also useful, because winter is often accompanied by the deficiency.
The fruit of this plant can be eaten as fresh and dried. For the treatment of various diseases, their use should not be a one-time, and term. For example, when hypertension is recommended to eat daily about 25 berries for three months. After that it will be visible positive results. They can be consumed in any other health purposes in approximately the same amount and during the same time. The intake berries can be divided into two times (12-13 berries at a time). During the year, it is better to hold 2 courses.
Hypertension also relevant to the fruit broth. For this purpose 40 g of berries poured 400 ml of cold water and cook for 12-15 minutes over low water. After the liquid has cooled, it should drain, squeeze the berries and add such a quantity of boiling water, so again turned 400 ml of liquid. The recommended daily drink half a Cup 4 to 6 times a day (in this case, you need to take 60 berries and pour 600 ml of water).
Infusion of leaves how: dry leaves must be crushed and 1 hour .l. pour 250 ml of boiling water. Let stand 1 hour, then drain. The resulting infusion to make 1/4 Cup throughout the day.
For external use has been used 1 tablespoon per Cup of boiling water.
A decoction of the roots or bark of branches: 2 tbsp. l. pour 400 ml of cold water, then cook for 12-15 minutes on low heat. Next you need to wait until the liquid cools down and strain it.
The fruits can not eat with hypotension; some infusions and decoctions can not be used in pregnant (but not when it concerns themselves of the fruit).