The 15+ Benefits of Ziziphus Jujuba (Jujube or Chinese Dates)

Ziziphus jujuba (jujube or Chinese dates), a plant in the family Rhamnaceae, is used in several Asian countries as a food and traditional medicine for over 3000 years. 

The different parts of the Jujube plant (seeds, fruit, leaves, roots, etc) have different functions on the body. 

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The Gut-Brain Axis (And Gut Feelings)

Have you ever been told to go with your gut feeling? This article describes why.

Changes in the gut microbiota may cause:

Mental health issues (such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and stress) 
Clostridium difficile infection
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
Pathogen colonization (i.e. vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)
Autoimmune and allergic diseases
Obesity and metabolic disorders
Neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism
Parkinson's Disease

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