Fructus Ziziphi Jujubae


Fruit of Ziziphus jujuba Mill., family Rhamnaceae.

Fruit elliptical, 2.0-3.5 cm long. Exocarp thin, dull red, slightly lustrous, with irregular and deep wrinkles; mesocarp fleshy, soft, brownish yellow. Nucleus cambiform. Sweet in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to spleen and stomach channels.

1. Invigorate the spleen and stomach: For deficiency of spleen and stomach with poor appetite, fatigue and loose stools, usually used together with Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephakie and Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens.
2. Nourish blood and calm the mind: For blood-deficiency with insomnia, vexation and restlessness, usually used together with Radix Glycyrrhizae and Fructus Tritici Levis (Decoction of Glycyrrhizae, Ttitici Levis and Ziziphi Jujubae).
3. Moderate the potency of drugs: For counteracting the toxicity or side effects of potent drugs, such as Flos Genkwa, Radix Euphorbiae Pekinensis, Semen Lepidii seu Descurainiae, etc. Recently, also used for anaphylactoid purpura and bronchial asthma.

Pharmacological Action
1. Oral administration increases the level of cAMP and decreases the level of cGMP in plasma and in leukocytes.
2. Protect the liver from damage.
3. Hypotensive.

Administration Decoction:


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