Pinyin: da zao

ENGLISH NAME: Jujube (Fruit)

LATIN NAME: Jujubae Fructus

Pinyin: da zao

Properties: sweet, warm
Channels Entered: Spleen, Stomach

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, Benefits Qi

2. Tonifies Blood

3. Calms the Shen (Spirit)

4. Harmonizes Other Herbs

DOSAGE
3 to 12 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

• Sweet in nature, Da Zao may create dampness, phlegm and heat. Therefore, it is contraindicated for use as a sin- gle remedy, or at a large dosage, in cases of excess dampness, excess heat, and hot phlegm.
• Da Zao is not recommended in cases of intestinal parasites.

• Excessive use of Da Zao may lead to tooth decay, due to the high sugar content of the herb.