|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Jujubae|
|Botanical Name:||Ziziphus Jujuba Mill.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe fruit is gathered at the beginning of autumn and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and warm|
|Meridian:||Spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To replenish qi in the middle jiao (spleen and stomach)
To nourish the blood and soothe the mind
To moderate the action of herbs
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Weakness of the spleen and stomach manifested as lassitude, poor appetite and lose stool.
*Use with Ginseng (Renshen) and White atractylodes (Baizhu).
2. Hysteria manifested as grief, weeping and sighing.
*Use with Licorice root (Gancao) and Light wheat (Fuxiaomai) in the formula Gan Mai Dazao Tang.
3. Moderating the action of other herbs.
*Use with Peking spurge root (Daji), Kansui root (Gansui) and Genkwa flower (Yuanhua) in the formula Shizao Tang.
|Dosage:||3-12 g, or 10-30 g|
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in conditions of excessive dampness, epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, retention of food, intestinal parasites, pain of decayed teeth and cough due to phlegm-heat.|