Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Potent Medicinal Influences of Ziziphus Spina-Christi

Walaa Fikry Elbossaty*

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Damietta University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Walaa Fikry Elbossaty, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Damietta University, Egypt.

Received: February 20, 2020; Published: February 26, 2020

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Abstract

  The contemporary trend in modern science is to search for the multiple purposes of scattered plants, which are characterized by rapid growth and sweetness of taste in order to benefit from every part of it and it seems that it has no value. Among the most important of these traditional plants that the ancients benefited from in all ages and all cultures is Ziziphus, which is characterized by growth in salty lands and deserts, it endures the harsh conditions. Among the benefits of the Ziziphus plant is that every sprinkle has a great economic benefit. Its leaves are used as food for animals, and its fruits are food for humans, and its roots are used as buffers for air and help in fixing sand dunes in order to branch out and extend it. Wood is used as a source of fuel and the bark is used as a source for obtaining honey. All of these uses prompted scientific research to study the Ziziphus plant and its chemical composition and use it as an effective, cheap and available treatment for many diseases to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy. In this review we will list information on the Ziziphus Spencerts and its multiple uses in various fields.

Keywords: Ziziphus Spina-Christi; Animal Feed; Fuel; Anti-Inflammatory; Antioxidants

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Citation

Citation: Walaa Fikry Elbossaty. “Potent Medicinal Influences of Ziziphus Spina-Christi". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.3 (2020): 01-04.



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