Pharmacological Aspects of Jujubes

Pierluigi Plastina
2016 Pharmacologia  
Jujube has been traditionally used as folklore remedy for the treatment of many diseases. Several studies have addressed the question of the effectiveness of some of the putative pharmacological activities of jujube. In this study, the biological properties of jujube are discussed. The results from in vitro and animal studies are reported and, when possible, the occurrence of a single compound or a class of molecules responsible for these effects is highlighted. Jujube is a valuable fruit, from
more » ... both nutritional and nutraceutical point of view, exerting a number of important pharmacological effects in vitro and in vivo. Results from human intervention studies are still required to allow a full validation of jujube health benefits.
doi:10.5567/pharmacologia.2016.243.255 fatcat:vjeympzpxrf7zlbykelif7p2ly