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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
None. Although one uncontrolled human study has suggested that Fructus  Zizyphi  may  be  of  some  benefit  for  the  treatment  of  insomnia  (28), data from controlled clinical trials are lacking.
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
To promote weight gain, improve muscular strength, and as an immuno-stimulant to increase physical stamina. Treatment of insomnia due to irritability and restlessness (1).
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
As  an  antipyretic,  diuretic,  emmenagogue,  expectorant,  sedative  and  tonic. Treatment of asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, eye diseases, inflammatory  skin  conditions,  liver  disorders,  scabies,  ulcers  and  wounds (12, 29).

References:
1. Pharmacopoeia  of  the  People’s  Republic  of  China  (English  edition).  Vol.  I Beijing, China, Chemical Industry Press, 2000. 
 
12.  Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. Chicago, IL, University of Illinois at Chicago, 10 January 2001 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network (STN) of Chemical Abstracts Services)
 
28.  Li  CP.  Chinese herbal medicine. Washington, DC, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1974 (Publication No. (NIH) 75-732).
 
29.  Shah AH et al. Zizyphus sativa  fruits: evaluation of some biological activity toxicity. Phytotherapy Research, 1989, 3:232
 
 

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