Botanical name: Ziziphus mauritiana (jujuba) Lam.
Badara, Kola, Koli
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura, Amla
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian jujube, Chinese date.
Hindi : Ber, Beri
Malayalam : Ilanta, Lanta, Lanthappazham, Peruntudari
Distribution – Throughout India growing in dry deciduous forests, also cultivated in home.
A moderate sized tree grows up to 20 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong, ovate and toothed; flowers greenish white, in axillary fascicles or cymes; fruits oblong, drupes, turns green to red when ripe. Seeds covered by fleshy edible pulp.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, obesity, fever, burning sensations, cough, wound, skin disease, ulcers, stomatitis, diarrhea, sexual weakness, and general debility.
Useful part : Fruit, Seed, Leaves, Root, Bark