Zizyphus is one of the most commonly used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Zizyphus contains jujuboside A and jujuboside B, along with fixed oil and a volatile oil. It originated in the Middle East. The seed is used medicinally. It is the most commonly used lead herb in sedative formulas designed to help relax the mind and induce sound sleep. It is especially useful for people who are experiencing restless sleep with excessive, vivid dreams, or nightmares. Zizyphus is considered a heart-blood tonic. Zizyphus is good for women who suffer insomnia do to a slight or profound anemic condition. Zizyphus is popular for stress and nerves as it helps calm the mind.
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