Materia Medica - Important
The information that is available at or
through this site is not intended directly
or by implication to either diagnose or
treat any medical, emotional, or
psychological condition or disorder. It
is always recommended that consultation
with local health care providers be
obtained for specific health or medical
Semen Zizyphi spinosae
Zizyphus spinosa Hu
Wild jujube seed, Zizyphus seed
Source of Earliest Record
Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
After the wild jujube ripens in late autumn or early winter, the seeds are collected and dried.
Properties & Taste
Sweet and neutral
Heart and liver
1. To nourish the blood and tranquilize the mind; 2. To stop sweating
Indications & Combinations
1. Deficient blood in the heart and liver manifested as irritability, insomnia, palpitations and forgetfulness. Wild jujube seed (Suanzaoren) is used with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Polygala root (Yuanzhi), White peony root (Baishao), Fleeceflower root (Heshouwu) and Longan aril (Longyanrou).
2. Spontaneous sweating and night sweating due to weakness of the body. Wild jujube seed (Suanzaoren) is used with Schisandra fruit (Wuweizi) and Ginseng (Renshen).
to Materia Medica