by Isabelle Z., Natural News:
There’s a Chinese saying that three jujubes a day keep you young forever. This might sound odd to Western audiences who tend to associate the term “jujube” with brightly colored gummy candy often found at the movie theater concession stand. However, jujube is also the name of an Asian fruit that shows tremendous promise in fighting cancer.
The jujube fruit’s scientific name is Ziziphus jujuba, but it’s often referred to as a red date due to its similar appearance to traditional dates. The plant’s fruit, bark, and seeds have been a traditional Chinese medicine staple for the last 3,000 years, featuring prominently in treatments for calming the body and mind.