Unnab – Jujube
These berries are analgesic, anodyne, anti – cancer, blood purifier, cardiotonic, demulcent, digestive, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, hepatoprotective, hypnotic, hypotensive, immune tonic, invigorating, mild laxative, nutritive, pectoral, refrigerant, rejuvenating, mild sedative, spleen tonic, stomachic, and a tonic. This low-calorie fruit comes power-packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Moreover, it is a great natural source of antioxidants. Their low-calorie values put together with negligible fat content makes them ideal for snacks. Jujubes are free from cholesterol. These dates are good sources of vitamin C and potassium. At the same time, this fruit contains a negligible level of sodium too. Being packed with water, they make great low-calorie munchies.
Being rich in vitamin C and A, and potassium, jujube helps in fortifying human immune system. It increases immune system resistance and reduces allergic reaction. It is also used to rebuild strength and stamina when the body is in a weakened state such as during convalescence or chronic fatigue syndrome. The soothing effect of this wonderful fruit enables it to be used as a natural anti-depressant and sedative. The antioxidants present in the fruit makes it a natural anti-ageing agent, thus keeping your skin younger. The extracts of Chinese dates are widely used as remedies for skin redness, sunburns, and dryness
It is also used as a nutrient to aid weight gain and to improve muscular strength. It is also prescribed as a tonic to strengthen liver function. Taken orally, the Jujube fruit is used to relieve hoarseness, voice loss, inflammatory throat infections, coughs, and bronchitis. These berries also offer excellent support for the adrenal glands. They help tonify the heart, calm the spirit, strengthen the stomach and spleen, normalise bodily functions, enhance the secretion of body fluids, nourish blood and improve the complexion.
You can eat raw jujubes as is, add them to fruit salad or use them as a garnish for grilled meats. Chopped dried jujube fruit adds flavor and nutrition to baked goods, such as cake, homemade muffins, bread or pancakes. Jujubes can also be used to make syrup or candies, the California Rare Fruit Growers website notes. Jujube, either dried or raw, will also add flavor to cooked salsa, rice, couscous and pasta salads.
There are no known side effects of Jujube fruit. But it is better to consult your physician before eating jujube fruit if you are suffering from • bloating, • intestinal parasites and/or • excessive phlegm If you are pregnant or lactating and breast feeding your baby, you should consult your physician.