Found in the wild forests and mountains of northern areas of Pakistan consisting of the pollen from crop known as Berr. Extracted mostly in the winter period. Commonly called Chinese date, Korean date or Indian date , species of Ziziphus in the buckthorn family, small, deciduous, erect tree growing up to 5–10 m high, unarmed with brown to gray-brown bark and spreading often drooping branches. Flowers inconspicuous, 1/5 inch diameter; white to greenish-yellow colored somewhat fragrant, produced in large number. The flowering period extends over several months from late spring into summer. Though, individual flowers are receptive to pollen for only one day or less. Pollination is done by ants or other insects like bees and possibly even by the wind. Most Beri cultivars produce fruit without cross-pollination.
The shape of its fruit varies from round to elongate and from cherry-size to plum-size depending on the cultivar, the immature fruit is green in color and as it ripens it goes through a yellow-green stage and as it completely matures the color becomes fully red.
Highly nutritional characteristics including strengthening of nervous system, soothing agent for nervous colon, gastric. Duodenum ulcer, allergy, gout, joint pains. Its fruit helps in blood detoxification, strengthening of the bones and skin health. Helps in removing hyper acidity, typically applied to wounds and burns. Beneficial for heart health and useful for insomnia, migraine and anemia.
Beri has been used as a herbal medicine for centuries in the Asian countries, extremely healthy containing lots of minerals and vitamins.