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Spine Date Seed


Chinese Name Suanzaoren
Latin Semen Ziziphi SpinosaeChinese Name
English Name Spine Date Seed
Key Characteristics Herb to calm the mind

Dried ripe seed of Ziziphus jujube Mill. Var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou (Fam. Rhamnaceae).

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Sweet, sour, neutral;  Liver, Gallbladder, Heart

Actions To nourish the liver, calm the mind, arrest profuse perspiration, and promote production of body fluid

Insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, profuse sweating due to debility, thirst due to consumption of body fluids, in addition, used for climacteric syndrome and pruritus of skin

Special Usage

Dry-fried ones enhances the effect, and it is easy to break to get its active principle in a decoction.

Chemical Composition It contains saponin, triterpene saponines, flavanoids, fixed oil, etc.

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