(Zizyphus jubajuba) A Chinese species, but long cultivated there and also in the Mediterranean area, and in southern USA. They have an edible, olive-sized fruit, known as French jujubes (Willis). These berries have been famous since ancient times for cold cures and for bronchitis. They used to be made up into lozenges, and were widely exported; such lozenges are still called jujubes (Mitton). "This plum is an excellent Pectoral, and opens the Body ... It expectorates tough Flegme, and is good against Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Shortness of Breath, Wheezings, Roughness in the Throat and Wind-Pipe, Pleurisies ... (Pomet). The seeds are used in Chinese medicine to give sleep, and also to benefit the nervous system (R Hyatt).

Juncus conglomeratus (Compact Rush) > RUSH Juncus effusus (Soft Rush) > RUSH

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