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Ziziphus Seed Extract Powder

  • Chinese Name    Suan Zao Ren  酸枣仁
  • Latin Name          Semen Zizyphi Spinosae.
  • Other Names       Spiny Zizyphus Seeds, Sour Jujube Seeds, Spiny Date Seeds
  • Used Part             Seed
  • Specification       Powdered Extract


Zizyphus is one of the most commonly used herbs in Chinese herbalism.  It is the quintessential tranquilizing herbal substance.  Being neutral in energy and mild in nature, it is the most commonly used lead herb in sedative formulas designed to help relax the mind and induce sound sleep. It is especially useful for people who are experiencing restless sleep with excessive, vivid dreams and / or nightmares. It is categorized as a heart-blood tonic, therefore directly calming the heart, which is of course the seat of Shen and which determines our emotional stability.  This is a very good herb for women who suffer insomnia do to a slight or profound anemic condition.

TCM Tradition

Taste & Property      Sweet, Sour, Neutral
Organ Meridians      Gallbladder, Heart, Liver

TCM Functions
Nourishes Heart Yin, tonifies Liver Blood and calms the Spirit
  – Liver Blood Deficiency or Heart Yin Deficiency with Deficiency Fire Rising with irritability, insomnia and palpitations with anxiety
Astringes sweat and generates fluids
  – Abnormal sweating, either spontaneous sweating or nightsweats

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