DA ZAO 大枣

DA ZAO 大枣

Jujube Fructus (大枣) is the dried ripe fruit of Ziziphus jujuba Mill., family Rhamnaceae. 

Other name Phutsa-Chin (Thai name), Dazao (Chinese name), Chinese Date

Macroscopic character

Ellipsoidal or spheroidal. External, dark red, slightly lustrous and wrinkled. Base dented, with a short fruit stalk. Exocarp thin, mesocarp brownish-yellow or pale brown, fleshy, soft, sugary and oily. Seed fusiform, acute at the both ends. Odor, slightly aromatic; taste, sweet.


Important cultivation area
Hainan, Yunnan, Fujian provinces and Taiwan.Traditional

Processing method
Eliminate foreign matters, wash clean, dry in the sun. Cut or remove the seed before use.

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Sweet; warm. Enter spleen, stomach and heart channels. Tonify zhongjiao and qi, nourish blood and calm the mind.

Thai Traditional Medicine action
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Usage and dosage 6-15 g, decoction for oral use.   

* Contraindication and precaution *
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