The shizi (in Chinese), also known as Japanese persimmon or kaki (Diospyros kaki), is the most widely cultivated species. These are sweet, slightly tangy fruits with a soft to occasionally fibrous texture. This species, native to China, is deciduous, with broad, stiff leaves. Cultivation of the fruit extended first to other parts of East Asia, and was later introduced to California and southern Europe in the 1800s, to Brazil in the 1890s, and numerous cultivars have been selected.
Action: 1. Persimmon leaf has been commonly recognized for its wide variety of health benefits. A previous study has reported that persimmon leaf extract contained flavonols with the 2″-galloly moiety.
2. Persimmon leaf extract has the function of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and improving blood circulation.