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A team of Iranian researchers at the Vaccine and Serum Research Institute in Mashhad conducted in vitro tests to evaluate the ability of dried jujube extract to inhibit growth or induce cell death in a variety of human tumor cell lines. Scientists used the MTT colorimetric assay to measure the degree to which water extract of dried jujube reduced the proliferation of tumor cells. Although the jujube extract inhibited tumor cell proliferation in all lines, it displayed the greatest effect against Jurkat leukemia cells. In a report in the February 2008 issue of “Cytotechnology,” researchers said their findings confirm dried jujube’s cytotoxic properties against a variety of cancer cell lines and urged further study to identify the mechanisms through which jujube works.
Reverses Cognitive Deficits
South Korean researchers tested 50 traditional medicinal plants in search of a substance that could activate choline acetyltransferase and reduce or even reverse cognitive losses caused by scopolamine-induced amnesia. Through fractionation, the researchers isolated from a methanolic extract of jujube an active component identified as cis-9-octadecenoamide, or oleamide. This jujube derivative showed the greatest activatory effect on choline acetyltransferase in in-vitro testing. When oleamide was administered to mice in which cognitive impairment had been chemically induced, the animals showed a rapid recovery of cognitive deficits. When mice were treated with oleamide before administration of scopolamine, the jujube derivative protected them from cognitive impairment. Researchers published their findings in the June 2003 issue of “Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry.”
Uses in Traditional Medicine
In “The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine,” herbalist Brigitte Mars reports that folk healers have utilized dried jujube for a wide array of medicinal applications across the centuries. The dried dates have been used in traditional medicine to treat allergies, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, dry skin, fatigue, hypertension, insomnia, night sweats, pain, shortness of breath and stress.