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Nitraria tangutorum

Nitraria tangutorum Bobr. belongs to family Zygophyllaceae mainly distributed in northern Xinjiang area, China. It is also called “Desert Cherry” which the consumption of fruit nourishes stomach, spleen and lungs. Medicinally used to help digestion, nerve soothing, lactation, prevent neurasthenia, and promote blood circulation. It contains a wide variety of nutrients including vitamin C, polysaccharides, unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, amino acids, minerals (Zn, Cu, Mn) and 21 types of other trace elements.