Elaeagnus Angustifolia Fruits

Scientific Name: Elaeagnus Angustifolia L.
Synonyms: Elaeagnus Spinosa L., Elaeagnus Caspica (Sosn). Grossh, Elaeagnus Intermis Mill., Elaeagnus Hortensis M.B., Elaeagnus Orientalis L.
English Name: Russian Olive
Other Names in English: Oleaster, Bohemian Oleaster
Family: Elaeagnaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Cold and dry.
1- Eat it. It is diuretic, delighter, strengthens the stomach and prehensility, relieves vomiting and confusion, cuts off yellow bile, relieves hot coughs.
2- Eat its fruit flour. It is astringent and stops diarrhea, especially yellow bile and hot-temperament diarrhea, reduces urination and is useful for those who urinate a lot (provided that the urine is not from cold temperament), it is useful for children who have enuresis.


It is a plant of the genus Elaeagnaceae, which is seen as a shrub or large tree. The fruit is in the shape and size of an olive or jujube and fleshy, the thin skin of the fruit is reddish-orange and the flesh is pea white with a slightly sweet taste that has a hard, striped core. Russian olive tree grows in most moderate temperament regions and throughout Iran.

Chemical Constituents

Phytochemical studies of E. angustifolia L. fruit extract indicate the presence of flavonoid compounds, polysaccharides, sitosteroles, cardiac glycosides, terpenoids, coumarines, phenol carboxylic acids, amino acids, saponins, carotenoids, vitamins, and tannins. Flavonoids which are mainly present in fruits and vegetables, due to their phenolic hydroxyl groups, are able to chelate metals, reduce lipid peroxidation and have shown a high antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities.
A group of flavonoids such as 4 (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, (+)-gallocatechin, (-)-epigallocatechin, kaempferol, quercetin, luteolin, isorhamnetin and isorhamnetin-3-0-β-d-galactopyranoside have been isolated and identified from the extract of E. angustifolia L.

Medical disclaimer

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