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Judean Cidr Jujube High-Quality Maceration Essential Oil


Zizyphus jujuba


In the Middle East, this shrub grows everywhere and is called Sidr and is most is commonly found in the Jordan Valley and all around Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, as well as in the Hajar Mountains of the United Arab Emirates. In Israel the fruit is collected to create many skincare products, but also is enjoyed in the local Israeli cuisine using the red or white date fruits the tree.

In Arabic-speaking world the jujube and alternatively the species Z. lotus are closely related to the lote-trees (sing. “sidrah”, pl. “sidr”), while in Israel it is rather both the species the Judean Z. jujuba and Z. spina-christi that is called sidr.

This Maceration Essential oil is made with the gathering of fruit to cold press the seeds into beautiful sweet oil. Then the leaves and twigs are gathered and placed to infused into the Jujube sidr seed oil. The leaves and twigs are replaced every 30 days until a full 120 days are counted before straining. The oil has a hint of the sweet date fruit, the leaves part of the aroma has a light peppery scent with spice leafy green notes.

Interesting to know that an ancient jujube tree in the city Al-Qurnah, Iraq, is claimed by the locals as the Tree of Knowledge mentioned in the Bible in the book of Genesis. Local tradition holds that the place where the city was built was the original site of the Garden of Eden (a passage in the Book of Genesis says that a river flowed from the garden and split into Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where is the city currently located. As we know from the Biblical account no one will pass to access the Tree of Life however, this tree in the city is a big tourist spot.

The secret of the ancient Sidr lies in the story of the wondrous ancient Sidr tree, also known as Lote tree in the arab world,  Christian Israelis call it Christ’s Thorn tree, Jewish Israelis in general call it Jujube, Sidr tree, or Nabkh tree. Locals have been using all of the parts of this tree to treat different types of health obstructions. this tree is a favorite for its honey in places like Yemen, Jordon and Israel.

The Sidr leaves, which are rich in calcium, iron, and magnesium, have a therapeutic effect that fights many health conditions. Their strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties are used in the making of natural wound disinfectants while the oil extracted from the resin is used for deodorants.

Moreover, the leaves are strong components of a herbal shampoo that treats dandruff as well as head lice. As an anti-inflammatory agent, the Sidr leaves soothe swollen eyes, abscesses, furuncles and, on the other hand, combat obesity as well. Even when the Sidr tree is turned into ashes, it is a health benefactor which is used in the treatment of snakebites.

The fruits of the Sidr tree, whose seeds are rich in protein, have a high nutritional value that boosts energy and strengthens the immunity system. The root, stem bark are also used for various medicinal purposes. here are additional benefits

The oil benefit is an aid in sleeping, improves bone strength, May promote hair growth seed study link below, Beard care, regulates circulation, boosts the immune system, reduce stress and anxiety, skincare, aid in digestions when rubbed onto tummy, and detox blood when used as a massage oil.

Biblical Inspiration:

The Promised Land to the Israelites was described as “a land flowing with milk and honey” as a sign of its abundance and prosperity. [Exodus 3:6-8]  

During the 40 years that the Children of Israel wandered in the desert, they were nourished from the heavens by food like a pastry fried in honey. They called it manna:

“The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.” [Exodus 16:31]. There is some commentary in the Talmud that state it was desert Sidr trees that provided this manna 

The eyesight of Jonathan, the son of King Saul, improved after he ate raw date honey

“…he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.” [I Samuel 14:27]

The Book of Proverbs extols the benefits of raw honey possibly from the sidr tree.



Hair growth-promoting effect of Zizyphus jujuba essential oil – ScienceDirect

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