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Da Zao (大枣)



Herbs that tonify the Qi


Property

  • Flavour: Sweet

  • Thermal Property: Warm (or neutral)

  • Entering Meridians 归经: Spleen, Stomach


TCM Functions

  • Tonifies Qi

  • Nourishes TCM Blood and calms the spirit (养血安神)

  • Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs 缓和药性作用


Traditional Uses

  • General weakness, lack of appetite, loose stools, losing weight,

  • Pale face, irritability, feeling sad (teary) or depressed or emotional instability , poor sleep


Precautions & Contraindications

  • Use caution for those with heat, damp-heat, stomach distension, Qi Stagnation etc.

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