ZIZYPHUS OENOPLIA Mill.

Family: Rhamnaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Mahkoa, Siakul, Shyakul, Anor, Janglikul.

Tribal Name: Kalam Jiba, Si Mo Thuai (Marma).

English Name: Jackal Jujube.

Description of the Plant:
A bushy, thorny shrub with long sarmentose branches. Leaves 2-farious, 2.5-5 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, obscurely crenate-serrate or sub-entire, pubescent beneath. Flowers small, greenish yellow in small, axillary cymes. Drupe 6 mm across, globose or obovoid, black when fully ripe.

Using Information:
A decoction of the root bark is used to promote the healing of fresh wounds. Fruit is used as an ingredient in the pills used for stomachache.

Chemical Constituents:
Peptide alkaloids zizyphinine and zizyphine A - E along with abyssinines A and B have been isolated from stem bark (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).

Distribution:
Outskirt of evergreen and scrub forest of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.


Zizyphus Oenoplea
ZIZYPHUS OENOPLIA Mill.



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