Suan Zao Ren (Chao) - 炒酸枣仁 - Spiny Jujube Kernel (Processed)

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What is Suan Zao Ren?

Suan Zao Ren, also known as Chinese date seeds or Jujube Seed, has an extensive history in traditional medicine dating back to the Han Dynasty. In addition to its medicinal uses, Suan Zao Ren is commonly incorporated into foods like cakes and candies for its subtle sweetness.

What are the benefits of Suan Zao Ren?

Suan Zao Ren is widely known for its calming effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, Suan Zao Ren nourishes the heart yin, nourishes liver blood, and quiets the spirit. TCM practitioners often include Suan Zao Ren in herbal formulas to address insomnia, irritability, anxiety and other conditions associated with blood or yin deficiency. Additionally, this herb has an astringing quality, and provides nutritional support in cases of spontaneous sweating and night sweating.

What is the dosage and method for taking Suan Zao Ren?

Suan Zao Ren is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs, including Suan Zao Ren Tang or Gui Pi Tang. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.

Suan Zao Ren may be taken in capsule form, loose granules (dissolved in hot water), and in dried whole herb form.

When can I expect to see results?

Suan Zao Ren typically starts to show effects within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.

Does Suan Zao Ren have any side effects?

While Suan Zao Ren is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause mild lethargy in some individuals.

As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Suan Zao Ren before any course of treatment is started. 

Where to buy Suan Zao Ren

For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Suan Zao Ren granules in 100g bottles.

If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Suan Zao Ren, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.

Suan Zao Ren from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ ISO Lab Tested & GMP Certified
✔️ Bio-Authentic with Full Traceability
✔️ Sustainably Sourced from Dao Di Farms

Chinese Name: 炒酸枣仁, Suan Zao Ren (Chao)
English Name: Spiny Jujube Kernel (Processed)
Korean Name: 수우각
Latin Name: Ziziphi Spinosi Semen Praeparata
Certifications: Kosher, Halal
Properties: Sweet, sour, neutral
Functions: Nourishes heart, supplements liver, calms heart and spirit, astringes sweat, engenders fluid.
Potency: 5:1concentrated herbal granules
Available in: 100g granules

Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract; concentrated 5:1; granules (100g/bottle).

Treasure of the East’s herbal extracts are full-spectrum, water-based extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. Unlike standardized extracts, which contain a concentrated quantity of a single marker chemical, full-spectrum herbal extracts contain all the active chemical constituents of whole herbs in concentrated form.  Treasure of the East herbs are full-spectrum and extracted using only purified water (more information).

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