Chinese Name: Da Zao /Hong Zao
It is warm , sweet and nontoxic. It acts on spleen and stomach channels. Da Zao is black and Hong zao is red . They are from the same fruit, but prepared in different way. Da Zao is smoked, but Hong Zao is not smoked.
WHY IT'S USED: It nourishs blood and calm the mind for insomnia and restlessness;
tonifies the spleen and stomach with poor appetite and promotes secretions of vital fluids;
moderates the toxicity of potent drugs.
It is best for fatigue, hypertension, physical exhaustion and malnutrition.