Ziziphi Fruit ( 大枣 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas for its nourishing, moistening, invigorating,
and soothing effects. It is used to treat insomnia, hysteria,
nervous imbalances, weak digestion, anemia, and fatigue from poor metabolism;
also used to help heal bruising and to enhance recovery from illness. This
herb increases circulation of other herbs in bloodstream and moderates effects
of stimulant herbs in people with weak constitutions.
Usages and Functions
Tonifies Spleen and benefits Stomach; nourishes Nutritive Qi, moistens dryness,
and calms Spirit; moderates and harmonizes other herbs.
Formulas Used In
Angelica; Bupleurum and Dragon Bone; Ginseng and Astragalus; Ginseng and
Longan; Major Six Herbs; Minor Bupleurum; Pueraria Combination; Qiang-Huo
and Turmeric; Stephania and Astragalus.
Do not use where there are parasites, or where there is dampness with signs
of bloating or a sensation of fullness in the upper abdomen. Use cautiously
where there are damp phlegm imbalances.
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