The Seed of a Sour Date is an excellent natural and safe sedative herb.
The Seed of a Sour Date – the Suan Zao Ren – Sour JuJube Seed
Sour Jujube Dates are called Suan Zao Ren in Chinese Pin Yin and the actual Latin/pharmaceutical name is Ziziphus Spinosae Semen.
Suan Zao Ren is used to treat insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, sweating problems, and poor memory problems.
Daily dosage can be around 10-15 grams without any problem.
There is often little caution in using sweet and tonic herbs. Suan Zao Ren is not an exception here. The seeds are of a handful of herbs that a trace amount of people have had mild allergic reactions to. If there is negative effects found with its use, simply just discontinue usage. Overdose should be monitored to not exceed 15 g daily.
Suan Zao Ren is an excellent natural and safe sedative herb. In Chinese Medicine this herb nourishes the 2 organs responsible for sleep – Liver and Heart. When balance is brought back to these organs then sleep is done naturally.
It is common to think that taking herbs to help you fall asleep should only be taken at night and this is not always the case. Suan Zao Ren can be taken as directed through the day and will help with sleep naturally. Typically the insomnia, or sleep problems that this herb will help with will be trouble sleeping due to anxiety, fidgeting, restlessness, night sweating and such. Because it helps with the following symptoms listed it will also help with anxiety, overworked mind, restlessness, night sweats, fidgeting, etc even if it is not compromising your sleep.
Suan Zao Ren lastly helps with irregular sweating. It is very successful at treating either spontaneous sweating or night sweats. This function has better results when used along with Astragalus/Huang Qi.
Who would have ever known the seed of a sour date can improve your sleep? Give it a try!
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