Jujub fruit (Gizifas Jujuba), Also known as jujube date or red date, has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to calm and anesthetize. , Saponins and polysaccharides, and these compounds help relax through multiple pathways.
For starters, the antioxidants in jujube help protect cells against free radicals, reducing the pathways of oxidative stress that make it harder to fall asleep. * As reported, saponins in both jujube fruit and seeds also have calming properties.
Modern research is emerging to further validate ancient remedies. Last year, a small, randomized study in Australia found that those who ate jujube seeds at night for four weeks reported longer, higher quality sleep than placebo recipients. * Improves quality, as well as mood and energy levels. Placebo. *
Finally, a 2020 study found that postmenopausal women who ate jujube seeds daily for 21 days also experienced improved sleep quality and less sleep disturbances, with the authors calling it a promising herbal remedy for rest. *