Botanical Name : Ziziphus mauritiana
English Name : Indian jujube leaf, Indian plum ,Cinnamon leaf
Tamil Name : இலந்தை இலை / ilanthai ilai podi
Hindi Name : बेर पत्ते / Ber patte
Malayalam Name : ലാന്റ ഇല, ലന്റാക്കുറ ഇല / Lanta ila, Lantakkura ila
Telugu Name : రేగి ఆకూ / Regi aku
Ilanthai is a medium-sized subtropical tree that is very popular because of its berry-like small fruit. You can found this tree on the mid-hills up to 1,400 meters. Children and adults like small berry fruits. It is small with drooping edges that grow up to 5-8 m. The bark of this tree is rough, and it is gray or dull black. The leaves of this tree, ovate, 3.8 cm long and 2.9 cm wide. It is dark green from above and whites tomentose from below. It bears yellow flowers that grow in clusters with the leaf axils. The tree is easily spread by the seeds.
Health Benefits of Ilanthai Ilai
Indian Jujube Leaf juice can be used externally for eye diseases, wounds, hair care, and skincare. And internally it is used to treat various issues which are listed below.
- Helps You Sleep Better
Jujubes were traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat sleep troubles like Insomnia. The seeds and fruits are rich in flavonoids- saponins and polysaccharides.
Saponin has been touted as a natural sleep promoter by several experts in the past. Its sedative quality helps induce sleep by lending a soothing effect on the entire nervous system.
- Rich In Vitamin C
Jujubes are a complete package of antioxidants and essential vitamins. They are particularly very rich in vitamin C.
Vitamin C helps to nourish skin, fights free radicals, and strengthens immunity by keeping diseases at bay. 100 grams of jujube have 69 milligrams of vitamin C.
Since our body cannot produce vitamin C, it is important to make the most of the natural sources that are available. Jujube could be your best bet.
- Regulates Blood Pressure
Jujubes ate low in salt content and high in the potassium content, and both of these qualities about the fruit ensures that your blood pressure levels are in check.
Potassium is extremely helpful for keeping the blood vessels relaxed.
When blood vessels are relaxed, there is smoother blood flow and the pressure is apt.
- Improves Bone Strength
Consuming jujubes may help you have stronger bones too. Jujubes are a rich package of calcium, phosphorous, and iron which helps improves bone strength.
The ones who are suffering from osteoporosis and other bone degrading conditions must consume the sweet and tarty fruit to reverse the effect or manage the condition better.
- Reduce Hairfall
Just use the paste of Jujube leaves, Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) and Neem (Azadirachta indica) and apply on the scalp.
The decoction of fresh leaves (100-150g in three glass water) can be used to wash hair.
Pimples, acne, abscesses, boils, and carbuncles can be reduced by applying the paste of jujube leaves. The pounded leaves are also applied topically on boils.
How to Consume Ilanthai Ilai
- The paste of its leaves and root is applied to the affected area that helps to cure Rheumatism.
- Take the powder of its leaves that can help to reduce blood sugar levels, salts, water that the kidney reabsorbs into the blood. It also can enhance the function of organs, tissues and prevents the accumulation of fluids.
- Make a paste using the leaves powder of Jujube, Neem, and Amla. By applying the paste on your scalp, you can reduce hair fall. The decoction of the leaves can also be used to wash the hair.
- By applying the paste of its leaves, you can get relief from acne, pimples, abscesses, and carbuncles.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herb powders.