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Leading acupuncture specialist for facial rejuvenation, pain relief, stress relief, fertility, fatigue, anxiety.
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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Jujubae Fructus, Jujube Fruits, Chinese jujube, Chinese dates

In ancient China, XuanYuan tribe had a large jujube forest in Xin Zheng, He Nan province. The fruits were called Da Zao Jujube. At the war of Yellow Emperor and Yan Emperor, the Yellow Emperor’s army went to the south in the rainy season. It was raining everyday and it was very humid. An infectious disease broke out in the army. Once people got infected, their face was yellow and swollen, their tummy was bloated. If they did not get treated in time, they would have risk to be defeated. The Yellow Emperor was extremely anxious, but the army doctor did not know how to treat this disease. A soldier named Zhang Chao who was a Chinese Medicine Doctor went back to his tent and brought some Da Zao produced in his hometown Xin Zheng as a primer to boil the herbs. All sick soldiers were recovered after taking the medicine. The whole army were very inspired and won the battle. Therefore, the Yellow Emperor unified China. The Yellow Emperor credited the Da Zao for the unification of China and warded Da Zao produced in Xin Zheng as a tribute to the Emperor.

There were proverbs about Da Zao: eating three Da Zao, you don’t need to see doctor; eating three Da Zao, you don’t look od at 100 year old; if you want sleep well, eat Da Zao before go to bed.

Another Da Zao story. A woman always felt sad and cried during the day every day without any reasons. Doctor gave her Hong Zao soup to take. Subsequently, she got better.

Jujube are the fruits of Ziziphus jujuba Mill and have been widely used as food and Chinese herbal medicine for over 3,000 years. In Huangdi Neijing (475-221 BC), an ancient Chinese book on herbal medicine, jujube was described as one of the five most valuable fruits in China. In Shennong Bencao Jing (300 BC-200 AD), an earlier book recoding medicinal herbs, jujube was considered as herbal medicines. Jujube are produced along the value of yellow river, Jujube from Xin Jiang province are the best. Jujube are sweet in flavour and warm in nature. They nourish blood, calm the mind, relieve mental tension, improve quality of sleep, and regulate digestive system.

Morden pharmacological effects of Jujube include

neuro protection, calming down the mind and improving quality of sleep, learning and memory.


containing amino acids, vitamins such as Vit C, minerals such as zinc.

Jianping Chen et al Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017; 2017: 3019568.

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