Ziziphi Seed ( 酸枣仁 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Ziziphi Spinosae or Semen Ziziphi Spinosae
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Suan Zao Ren
Common English Name
Sour Date Seed
Part of Plant Used
Heart, Spleen, Gallbladder
This herb is used in formulas to treat irritability, insomnia,palpitations, cold sweats, night sweats, spontaneous sweats, forgetfulness, amnesia, fright, and general weakness-especially due to longterm stress.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Nourishes Heart and Liver and calms Spirit; prevents abnormal sweating. Ziziphi seed is a nourishing sedative that supports the nervous system and reduces leakages that might weaken it.
Common Formulas Used In
Cerebral Tonic Pills; Ginseng and Longan; Ginseng and Zizyphus.Cerebral Tonic Pills; Ginseng and Longan; Ginseng and Zizyphus.
Cautions in Use
Use with caution where there is severe diarrhea or excess heat.
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