Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.


Jujube - Herbal Research
A WHO Organizational resource: Jujube Research - FULL REPORT

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


Health Issues

Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,


The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)