Sidr leaves (Zizphus Spina Christi) are a multipurpose natural medicine tree with medicinal properties and a variety of benefits for the body. The entire plant including its flowers, fruits and leaves are beneficial for the body but the leaves are particularly useful in preparing herbal remedies to treat various ailments and health problems. It has antiseptic properties that help in healing wounds and astringent properties to treat swelling. It is also a great source of iron. Its leaves and fruits are used for preparing natural soaps and shampoos that help to treat dandruff and head lice.
The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins and a range of other nutrients. They have strong anti-inflammatory effects and are high in antioxidants, which protect the body from oxidative damage. They are also said to have diuretic properties, which can help lower blood pressure.
As part of a healthy diet, they are a good source of calcium, potassium and iron, which helps to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. They are also a rich source of vitamin C, which is important for immune function and skin health.
They may also help treat dandruff, by reducing inflammation and excess scalp cells. Boil a handful of dried leaves and use the infusion as a hair rinse after shampooing. They are also believed to nourish the hair and promote growth. They are a key component in preparing natural remedies for snake bites, as the ashes of the plant contain compounds that alleviate pain and reduce swelling. Sidr leaves