Ziziphus-Spina Leaf Powder
COMMON NAME: Ziziphus
OTHER NAME: Christ’s Thorn Jujube
BOTANICAL NAME: Ziziphus spina-Christi (L.) Desf.
PLANT FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMS: Rhamnus spina-Christi L.
OVERVIEW: Ziziphus spina-christi, the Christ’s Thorn Jujube, is an evergreen tree native to northern and tropical Africa and southern and Western Asia.
INTRODUCTION: Ziziphus is a desert plant; armed shrub or tree to 15 ft. tall. The leaves were powdered and used to wash hair before shampoo was available. Ziziphus made the hair clean, shiny and gave it a thicker texture, and did not change the color of the hair.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: Condensed tannins and four saponin glycosides, christinin, jujubogenin etc.
PARTS USED: Dried Leaf Powder.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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