Information on Jujube Dates

Latin NameZiziphus jujube
Other NamesChinese jujube
Part UsedFruit
Herb FormsBulk herb.
AffectsBlood, Endocrine system, Digestive system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA small, often spiny tree with red, date-like fruits from the Buckthorn family; native of China and other parts of Asia.
DescriptionJujube dates are tonifying to the digestion and support the energy of the body and the blood. In Chinese medicine they are considered strengthening and nourishing and are sometimes taken by those wishing to increase weight or endurance.

Jujube Dates has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of NEUTRAL.


Decoction1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Jujube Dates

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Weight, to gainstrengthenertea
Convalescence, from long-term illnessdigestive tonic, glucose sourcetea, pills


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