Ziziphus lotus - Deciduous shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae

Ziziphus lotus are a deciduous shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. References Ziziphus lotus are regarded as the lotus tree of Greek mythology. Species are mentioned in Christian as Muslim traditions. The tree has been used as a fruit plant as a medicinal plant, is in the rare vicinity of Jerusalem, was treated with a special reverence by the local Muslims and stood in the village until the 1950s. The field study centered on Arabic villages in Galilee. Informants were asked about the ritual importance of the plant. Farooqi concludes that the lotus tree of the Quran. The king was condemned to an eternal, unsatisfied hunger. The purpose was to preserve the body satisfy the angels. Tradition exists today in Europe, has to do with the Suffis. The pagan Arabs associated divine characteristics with certain trees. Case is the supernatural powers of the sacred tree.

Deciduous shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae