Chinese name : Zǎo guǒ
Botanical name : Ziziphus jujuba
Organs - Spleen, Stomach.
Energetics - Neutral
Treasure - Qi and Shen
Taste - Sweet
Actions - Nutritive, Blood tonic, sedative
Sourced from - Xinjiang, Shandong, Shaanxi
Other Names - Red date, Chinese date, jujube, Da Zao, Jujube Berry, Zizyphus, Black Date.
Revered for its ability to nourish the Blood, calm the mind and support sleep, Jujube is one of the most important herbs in the Chinese herbal system and has a harmonising role in many traditional herbal formulas to this day.
Used primarily to moderate the actions of other herbs when used in combination to treat Spleen Qi deficiency and address Shen disturbances that are a result of Heat or Blood/Yin deficiency.
Traditionally Jujube is said to cleanse the twelve major Meridians, providing special nourishment to the body’s centres; the Stomach and Earth element.
Regarded as a Qi tonic, believed to extend and nourish life, Jujube tones the Spleen, assisting the reduction of excessive mucus.
As a Yin tonic, Jujube brings the final balancing energy to the Yang herbs present in our SuperFeast QI blend. Assisting to disperse Qi throughout the body so Qi does not accumulate and cause stagnation.
This is an important aspect of the function of the QI Blend as a whole. Highlighting the formula’s ability to assist those who tend to overuse Yang tonics and experience Qi obstruction as a result.
Jujube also plays a harmonising and supportive role in our I Am Gaia blend. Formulated to rejuvenate a woman's body by empowering her innate vital nature, offer general support to all the major and minor organ systems, nourish and replenish Blood and support a healthy menstrual cycle.
Through a nutritional lens, Jujube fruit is a rich source of Vitamin C, B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper and iron.