from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of polypetalous plants, of the order Rhamnaceæ, type of the tribe Zizypheæ.


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  • This is supposed to be a response to PlaceboStudman in the thread started by zizyphus below.

    Srinivasan Pillay: The Science of Distant Healing

  • (Part 1): Respectfully, zizyphus, the beliefs you discuss in your post have all failed miserably when put to the test by more cautious researchers.

    Srinivasan Pillay: The Science of Distant Healing

  • Kava Dreams contains kava kava, zizyphus seed, poria, ligusticum, anemarrhena, and a small amount of ginseng.


  • FORMULA NUMBER 57: Kava Dreams: zizyphus, kava kava extract, fu ling, American ginseng, ligusticum, anemarrhena, licorice; use for insomnia, restlessness, and night sweats due to deficient yin.


  • FORMULA NUMBER 88: St. Johnswort Junior Syrup: St. Johnswort leaf and flower, lemon balm, hawthorn berry; elder, zizyphus, passionflower, chamomile, jujube; use for hyperactivity. insomnia, and crying.


  • The zizyphus was ined-ible, good only for a soporific'to induce the sleep that banished pain.

    The Dark Queen

  • When we started our trek back through the desert, picking our way through rubble and wreckage, Larken chose as our rear guard one of the Que-Nara, a man named Raindiver, whom the others had jibed and ridiculed when, aided by the zizyphus seed, I slipped past him into Fordus's camp.

    The Dark Queen

  • The man carefully selects and purchases some plump, perfectly formed jujubes zizyphus jujuba, also known as ‘Chinese Dates’, which in themselves have aphrodisiac properties.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • Again all cultivation was exchanged for uncompromising plain, stones, stones, and a soil like iron, on which nothing grew except the thorny zizyphus lotus, with the double row of thorns, one pointing forward, the other back, out of which the Soudanese make their zarebas.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • Only the _zizyphus lotus_, from whose branches little white snails hung like flowers, seemed to find real nourishment in the dry ground, though colocynth and wild lavender were to be seen now and again.



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