Chinese Name: Da Zao /Hong Zao
Comman Name: Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Latin Name:Ziziphus Jujuba

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.

COMMENTS AND CAUTIONS: It may cause heat, dampness and phlegm. Do not use large amount if digestion is bad. Otherwise it creates flatulence, indigestion, promotes parasites, bad teeth.

Dosage: 10 to 30 grams per day( 3-12 Fruits)

This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Resources Books
Chinese Medicine Dictionary. p101 Compendium of meteria medica(Bencao Gangmu)29-09-2