The Magical Herb Da Zao/Jujube
- August 15, 2022
- Posted by: Dr. Martha Lucas
- Category: Blog
I have been blessed all these years to teach overseas in my main clinic/class location Antalya Turkey. So I have been able to enjoy fresh da zao. I’ve even harvested it!
Da zo is a wonderful, easy to use herb to treat digestive issues.
• The fruit of the jujube tree is typically reddish in color and oval or globe-shaped. The fruit can reach up to 2 inches in diameter with smooth skin and a single stone.
• Jujube is often dried and used in herbal remedies but can be given fresh or dried (depending on where you live. Fresh is unbelievably yummy.)
• It tonifies Stomach and Spleen; treat Spleen Deficiency.
• Can be given as a “snack” in doses 10 to 30 g.
• No known drug interactions or reports of toxicity of which I am aware.
You can learn about other herbs in addition to da zao here: Herbs and Acupuncture guide for more than 20 D&Ds/over 160 informational slides!
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I recently read an article about the move toward more acceptance of “complementary” medicines like ours. Frankly, I don’t consider it complementary; I consider it an essential form of medical care. But, there was an article recently in liebertpub that concluded: “By the way, if you look at the other side, the picture is also refreshingly positive: while conventional physicians have long rejected complementary and integrative medicine outright, there seems to be increasing acceptance here. In fact, more than half of office-based physicians in the United States now recommend at least some complementary measures to their patients.