LATIN NAME: Diospyros Kaki.

FAMILY: Ebenaceae.

GENUS: Diospyros.

COMMON NAMES: Persimmon, Japanese persimmon, Chinese persimmon, kaki, kaki persimmon, and Oriental persimmon.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Diospyros Kaki is a species of perennial trees in the Ebenaceae family. A tree reaches a height of up to 10 m (sometimes 12 m). Persimmon blooms from May to June. Fruits get a red coloring before ripeness, reminiscent the color of fire.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Persimmon fruits contain a large amount of water, ashes, proteins, carbohydrates, organic acids and tannins. This fruit is also rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, as well as vitamins A, C and P.

ACTIONS: diuretic, tonic, bactericidal.

HEALTH BENEFITS: has diarrhea stopping property, boosts the body's immunity, improves eye health, aids digestion, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol level, strengthens the bones, boosts cognitive function, fights intestinal disorders, prevents cardiovascular conditions, fights iron-deficiency anemia, prevents cancer, increases metabolism, reduces signs of aging, takes care of our skin, reduces inflammation, increases blood circulation throughout body.

INDICATIONS FOR USE: high blood pressure, constipation, hiccough, stroke, fluid retention, improving blood flow, reducing body temperature.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: using persimmon with cautious or staying on the safe side is preferably for those people who suffer from chronic constipation, intestinal atony, abdominal adhesions after the operation, as well as patients with diabetes mellitus and kidney and bladder diseases at the stage of exacerbation.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: interacts with Antihypertensive drugs.

 “Persimmons are not born soft, but they are valued for their softness. Their ripeness.”

Yiyun Li

*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.