Christ’s Thorn


Name: Christ’s Thorn

Scientific name: Ziziphus spina-christi

Type: Tree

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Cultivated Areas

Size: 2000 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Tree. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Introduced. Local. Also recorded: UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional to frequent in roadside plantations. Rarely found naturalised. Uses: A list of medicinal uses is given by Rizk & El-Ghazaly. Ghazanfar reports that the leaves, fruit and seeds are used to treat blisters, bruises, chest pains, dandruff, fractures and mouth and gum problems.

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