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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).
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