Iranian Jujube is also called Annab. The fruit is used in ancient traditional medicine, where people are believed to decrease stress. Jujube has traditionally been used for anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory purposes.
It is also believed to have sedative, antispastic, antifertility/contraception, hypotensive and antinephritic, cardiotonic, antioxidant, immunostimulant, and wound healing properties!
A controlled clinical trial found the fruit helpful for chronic constipation. In another clinical trial, jujube was proved to be effective against neonatal jaundice.
In Persian traditional medicine it is used in combination with other herbal to treat colds, flu and coughing.
Research suggests jujube fruit has neuro protective properties. The fruit, being mucilaginous, is very soothing to the throat and concoctions of jujube have often been used in pharmacy to treat sore throats.