Jujube

Name, Surname
Ji Hae KIM; 33, from S.Korea

Personal story
At home, my mother always prepared jujube with ginger and honey whenever we were sick. It was very effective;even though now I live in France and people don’t know it here, one can still find it in specialized Korean markets, so I continue to pre- pare it and use it nowadays as well. In China and Korea jujube is widely used and is a common ingredient in many culinary dishes.

Which health diseases can this remedy help to heal?
The Jujube, also called jinjoleroo is a red chinese date and it grows on the jujube tree, called “Zizyphus jujuba”, which can grow up till 10 meters in warm and moist areas. It is recommend for treating anemia, lack of appetite, diarrhea and constipation, poor digestion, sore throats, cold, exhaustion and stess.
Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level I

Time
How much does it take to prepare it? 5 min.
How much does it take to cook it? 20 min.

Cooking utensils What are the necessary tools for cooking the remedy?
Pot, mugs.

People For how many people?
4 persons.

Plant / Natural ingredients used List of ingredients with quantity
About 5 1⁄2 pilled jujube fruits, Sliced ginger, Honey.

Steps
In a pot bring the water to boil. Then put in about 5 1⁄2 jujube peeled fruits along with sliced ginger. Let it boil until the water reduces by half. In the end serve with lots of honey.

Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
The jujube contains up to 20 times more vitamin C than an orange, therefore it is very good in treating colds and sore throats. Currently they are conducting numerous studies in different universities and pharmaceutical laboratories and discovering many positive effects of this fruit (such as neuroprotective properties).

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