Zizyphus jujuba Mill

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Zizyphus jujuba Mill is aslo known as Rhamnus ziziphus Linn, Ziziphus officinarum Medik, Ziziphus sativa Gaertn, Ziziphus vulgaris Lam, belongs to Rhamnaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Unnab.
The English Names for this herb are Jujube, Jujube Berries.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Unab, Unnab.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Zizyphus jujuba Mill are Anodyne, Blood Purifier, Demulcent, Emollient, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hypnotic, Hypotensive, Laxative, Refrigerant, Sedative, Stomachic, Suppurative, Tonic, Uterine Tonic.


  • Febrifuge
  • Laxative

  • Fruit:
  • Anodyne
  • Blood Purifier
  • Emollient
  • Expectorant
  • Laxative
  • Refrigerant
  • Sedative
  • Stomachic
  • Tonic

  • Extract:
  • Hypotensive
  • Sedative
  • Uterine Tonic

  • Seed:
  • Hypnotic
  • Sedative
  • Stomachic
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Zizyphus jujuba Mill are Nervous Disorder, Anaemia, Hypertonia, Nephritis.

    The Indications of Leaves of Zizyphus jujuba Mill are Burning Sensation, Scabies, Throat Troubles.

    The Indications of Fruit of Zizyphus jujuba Mill are Arthritis, Neurasthenia, Hoarseness of Throat, Enlargement of Liver, Splenitis, Blood Heat, Flu, Chronic Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Insomnia, Nasal Catarrh, Small Pox, Cough, Fever, Measles.

    The Indication of Root of Zizyphus jujuba Mill is Dyspepsia.

    The Indications of Seed of Zizyphus jujuba Mill are Amnesia, Insomnia, Dry Cough, Palpitation, Skin Eruptions, Neurasthenia, Night Sweats, Apprehension.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Zizyphus jujuba Mill.


    The Temperament of Zizyphus jujuba Mill is Balanced in coldness and warmness.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    KHAMIRA SHIRA UNNAB WALAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LAOOQ SAPISTANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SUDURI (REGULAR)Hamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Zizyphus jujuba Mill is used in the preparation of Arq Murakkab Musaffi Khun, Dayaquza, Itrifal Zamani, Joshanda, Joshina, Khamira Abresham, Laooq Sapistan, Laooq Sapistan Khiyar Shambari, Saduri, Sherbet A'ijaz, Sherbet Arzani, Sherbet Khakshi, Sherbet Murakkab Musaffi Khun, Sherbet Shafa, Sherbet Unnab, Sherbet Zufah Murakkab, Shira-i-Unnabwala compounds.


    Whole Herb5.000Nos. - 7.000Nos.N/A

    Herb's Description

    Zizyphus jujuba Mill. A small tree or shrub, with spreading branches, glabrous, prickles stout, leaves coriaceous, glabrous, obliquely oblong-ovate, lanceolate, base slightly cordate. Inflorescence, an axillary cyme. Rowers 3-4 mm in diameter, peduncles very short. Fruit globose or oblong, succulent, shining

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Japan, Mangolia, Mediterranean Region, Pakistan, South & East Asia, South Europe, tibet.
    Odor: The odor of Fruit of Zizyphus jujuba Mill is Pleasant
    Fruit: Sweet,Mucilagenous


    No information regarding Zizyphus jujuba Mill's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Zizyphus jujuba Mill's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Zizyphus jujuba Mill's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Prolong excessive use is harmful for stomach and virility and may produce flatulence.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Zizyphus jujuba Mill. (work in progress)