Pinyin name: Da Zao — When purchasing use the above "add on" button to indicate if you want red or black.
Aka: hong da zao, hong zao, hei da zao, hei zao, zao
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: jujube, date
Botanical name: zizyphus jujuba
Pharmaceutical name: fructus jujubae
Properties: sweet, warm
Channels entered: spleen, stomach
Chinese therapeutic actions: tonifies the spleen and stomach, benefits Chi, tonifies the blood, calms the shen, harmonizes the other herbs in a formula
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.