To those who think that jujube is another name for dates, I would discourage them. The resemblance is only visual. Smaller than a date fruit, the jujube is an edible berry about the size of an olive, varying in color from green to rust. Nothing compares to taste! All parts of the jujube plant are usable: wood, fruit, stone, leaves. What are jujube leaves used for and do they have as many benefits as the fruit? This article answers without hiding anything.
Jujube leaves are used for any benefit?
Locals in Catalonia may say that the tree’s wood is a good material for making musical instruments common to the region’s folklore. Residents of tropical and subtropical countries are familiar with the vitamin A, C, iron and calcium rich texture and moisturizing properties of the oil extracted from the kernel. If you know the benefits of dates called “desert”, you won’t be surprised to know that jujubes also taste floury. But what to use jujube leaves for? They have three or five ribs. Their green surface is hard and shiny. The leaf margins are serrate and the stipules are spiny.
We have only heard that jujube leaves are useful in cough relief, herbal tea and used in pectoral paste to relieve cough.
In this case, extract juice from tamarind leaves and mix roasted cumin seeds in it. A little warm water for easy drinking. Experienced benefits come from antibacterial, healing and anti-diabetic properties.
Applying juice of jujube leaves as a compress on oral cavity swelling (Aphtha) or eye acne provides pain relief and quick and effective results.
If you want to control your weight, jujube leaves can be helpful. To do this, wash them and carefully crush them. Soak in a glass of water overnight. In the morning, the water absorbed their elements. Then filter and drink on an empty stomach. If you do this every day, you will start losing weight gradually in no time. However, along with this routine you must control your diet.
During the cold season, it happens that one suffers from respiratory inflammation. Add jujube leaves to the list of natural and effective grandma recipes. If you have a sore throat, extract juice from jujube leaves and put it in warm water. Add rock salt and black pepper powder and drink this water. This will clear the phlegm from your throat and relieve the pain.
In case of injury or burn on the body, you need to wash the jujube leaves and make a paste. Add turmeric if desired. Alleviation of evil is assured.
Prickly like thorn leaves, the leaves of the jujube plant cure many unpleasant conditions, including respiratory problems and dental problems.
For hair care
I remember how my grandmother used to make a paste of jujube leaves to apply on her hair. This hair mask made her hair shiny and smooth and Mammy claims it promoted growth. Yes, it’s true, according to experts too. Regular application of the paste reduces hair loss. Use a carrier oil like coconut oil for greater effect.
Cut the leaves into powder, the number is not specified. Mix it with a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.
You can reduce hair dryness with the mentioned paste. Applying this paste as described will promote hair growth and remove excess dryness.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of fruit or leaf powder. Apply the paste carefully to coat the hair and scalp. Leave it for a few hours, and then wash it off with plain water. Healing and oily effect!
- Take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the fruit powder or leaves from the jujube plant.
- Mix with coconut oil to make a paste.
- Add some aloe vera gel to the mixture.
- Massage your scalp and hair well.
- Let sit for at least a few hours.
To complete the treatment, simply rinse the hair with water.