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Golden Jackals

Golden Jackals
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 4:30
Viewed: 3423
Points: 2
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The golden jackals 7 in number were seen enjoying fruits/JUJUBE BERRY dropped from the ber tree (Ziziphus mauritiana) at Gir Forest which is the only habitat left for Asiatic lions. I saw them eating fruits/JUJUBE BERRY in jungle for the first time from close distance.


Do the Jackals know its scientific value (Ber Fruits/JUJUBE BERRY)??? The fruit has been used in traditional medicine as an emollient, expectorant, coolant, anodyne and tonic and has been used as an antidote for aconite poisoning. It is given to relieve abdominal pains during pregnancy and can be applied to wounds when used in a poultice.

The leaves can be used as a laxative and for throat problems as a decoction and the same liquid can also be used for skin problems. The roots have wound healing properties too.

Medical researchers have found a “new” flavonoid in ber called zivulgarin and trials are underway to discover how it might benefit us. Oleamide found in an extract of Zizyphus jujube has been found to help fight Alzheimer’s disease, and help the cognitive processes.

It has been found that there is saponins in he leaves and ascorbic acid in the fruit, as well as thiamin, riboflavin and pectin. It has immunostimulant, antioxidant and wound healing properties, and pectin is known to be useful in cases of diarrhoea. The fruit also helps lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Some of the triterpenoic acids isolated from the fruit are also believed to be useful in fighting cancer and HIV.

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To CeltickRanger: Hellosranjan 1 01-29 19:02
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hello Subhash

not of your best photos but a good one
to show us these wonderful wild animals,
i personally love that you shot the photo
at that moment some are eating and one
of them with the beautiful glance to you,



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