These Bor/Ber (ZiziPhus Mauritiana) is a stimulant known to have anti-tumor and anti-HIV effects - Ziziphus Mauritiana, a common edible fruit of Asia, contains the active ingredient betulinic acid, which recently was shown to cause cell-death of Melanoma cells without affecting healthy tissue. Research results suggest that there is also an effect against the HIV virus.
The kernels increase flesh and strength and are sedative in activity. Here, some allied substances are described such as ascorbic acid, thiamine, riboflavin and bioflavonoid and pectin-A. Ziziphus jujube fruits are very rich in vitamins C (188 to 544 mg per 100 gm pulp) and B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin) studied. Compared with other edible fruits, one fruit of ber per day would meet the diet requirements for Vitamin C and Vitamin B complex for an adult man as recommended by FAO/WHO. It is also known to have a high Vitamin P (354 to 888 mg per 100 gm pulp) (bioflavonoid) content. It enhances the action of Vitamin C. Antibacterial, anti inflammatory and antioxidant are some medicinal properties. It is also known to stimulate bile production, promote circulation and prevent allergies. Presence of Pectin-A in Z. jujuba fruit is also reported . Chemically it contains 2, 3, 6-tri-o-acetyl D lactose units. Pectin has a number of pharmaceutical properties such as binding bile acid, lowering plasma cholesterol and antidiarrhoeal properties.