Note: This herb is sold by either (Hong) Red Dates or (Hei) Black Dates. When purchasing use the above "add on" button to indicate if you want this herb in red or black.
Pinyin name: Da Zao
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.