Ziziphi spinosae Semen
Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Dry-fried to enhance their warming, tonifying property, enhancing their ability to nourish the Heart and restrain the Liver. In traditional times, the prepared version was thought to calm the spirit and facilitate sleep, while the unprepared fruit was thought to awaken the spirit & treat drowsiness.
Nourishes Heart Yin
Nourishes Liver Blood
Calms the Spirit
Prevents Abnormal Sweats
Caution with severe diarrhea or excess heat conditions.
9-18g, crushed. 1.5-3g, powdered. Use raw or dry-fried. Always crush prior to decocting. May take as powder or pill as a single-herb remedy before bed to improve quality of sleep.
GB, HT, SP, LIV