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





Sweet, sour

Meridians Entered

Heart, Spleen, Gallbladder

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Use with caution where there is severe diarrhea or excess heat.

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