AOA BAIR/ JUJUBE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ziziphus
UNIQUNESS: The spiny deciduous tree grows to about twenty-five feet and has oblong, bluntly toothed leaves, clusters of small greenish yellow flowers and reddish-brown or black, oval fruits. Fruit is edible; used in a variety of recipes, a decoction of the bark and leaves is an effective astringent in dysentery and diarrhea. This herb was an excellent tonic for all parts of the body, especially the lungs and kidneys.The root is used to promote hair growth and in treating eruptive fevers that accompany smallpox, measles, and chickenpox; the fruit is prescribed for weight gain, to improve muscular strength, and to increase stamina; and the bark is used to make an eyewash for inflammations.
– In China it widely used for coughs. Also, used for insomnia and anxiety.They have also found that the wild fruit improves skin colour and tone, which are both indications of physical well-being.
APPLICATION: In cosmetics extracts used in a variety of skin care products, anti-wrinkles, moisturizers, and sunburn lotions.
TASTE AND ODOR: Sweet