Wild Jujube Seed (Suanzaoren)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Zizyphi spinosae|
|Botanical Name:||Zizyphus spinosa Hu|
|Common Name:||Wild jujube seed
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|After the wild jujube ripens in late autumn or early winter, the seeds are collected and dried.||After the wild jujube ripens in late autumn or early winter, the seeds are collected and dried.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral|
|Meridian:||Heart and liver|
|Functions:||To nourish the blood and tranquilize the mind
To stop sweating
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficient blood in the heart and liver manifested as irritability, insomnia, palpitations and forgetfulness.
*Use with Chinese angelica root Danggui), Polygala root (Yuanzhi), White peony root (Baishao), Fleeceflower root (Heshouwu) and Longan aril (Longyanrou).
2. Spontaneous sweating and night sweats due to weakness of the body.
*Use with Schisandra fruit (Wuweizi) and Ginseng (Renshen).