Chinese Herbs


Ziaiphus Jujube Mill. Var. Spinosa


First appeared in Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica, classified as upper class.

Seed of Ziziphus spinosa Hu, family Rhamnaceae.
Modern Usage
The herb contains flavonoids (swertisins, zivulgarin, spinosin, etc.) which have shown sedative effects on animals in experiments.
Traditional Usage
Made from the seeds of the sour date, suanzaoren is a sweet, neutral herb that affects the heart and liver meridians. It is a calming remedy that nourishes the heart yin, soothes the spirit and prevents abnormal sweating. It can be prescribed for patients suffering from sleeping problems, fatigue, poor appetite, forgetfulness and irritability.

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