Suan Zao Ren Wan - Sour Jujube Decoction

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Suan Zao Ren Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "suan zao ren wan" , 酸枣仍唐丸, which in english is "sour jujube decoction", is categorized within the "calm the spirit" functional grouping and within the "nourish the heart and calm the spirit" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Suan Zao Ren Tang, Zizyphus Combination, Zizyphus Spinoza Pills.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Shen related issues when arising from liver blood deficiency - anxiety, insomnia.
  • Menopausal heat contributing to sleep and/or anxiety issues.
  • Palpitations, night sweats, and general dryness.

Our shop contains suan zao ren wan from the following manufacturers:

($24.00) Add To Cart View Suan Zao Ren Tang - Sun Ten
View Suan Zao Ren Wan - Nuherbs

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Suan Zao Ren Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewSuan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seed)

Nourishes heart yin, tonifies liver blood, quiets the spirit - irritability, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety due to blood or yin deficiency. Prevents abnormal sweating - spontaneous sweating, nights…

ViewZhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome)

Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of excessive heat in the lungs and/or stomach; cough due to lung heat with thick yellow sputum. No…

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Suan Zao Ren Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart blood deficiency and/or liver blood deficiency.

Suan Zao Ren Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: dizziness (vertigo), insomnia, irritability, menopause (hot flashes), night sweats (sleep hyperhidrosis), palpitations and/or vertigo

As noted above, suan zao ren wan is within the calm the spirit functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "nourish the heart and calm the spirit", which contains the following formulas:

ViewAn Shen Bu Xin Wan (Calm the Shen and Supplement the Heart Pills)

Insomnia and palpitations Anxiety, possible difficulty with concentration Irritibility and restlessness Tinnitus

ViewGan Mai Da Zao Wan (Licorice, Wheat, and Jujube Formula)

Anxiety/depression/manic issues with a tendency towards losing self-control (crying fits, excessive yawning, etc.) that result from the combination of heart yin deficiency and liver qi stagnation. I…

ViewPearl Powder (Pearl Powder)

ADD, ADHD, restlessness, trouble with focus or concentration.

ViewShen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan (Stress Reducing Pill)

For common variants of the modern western lifestyle - in Chinese Medicine terms, calms the spirit, balance liver and kidney yin, for a range of psycho-emotional and physical issues from chronic stres…

ViewTian Wang Bu Xin Wan (Emperor of Heavens Special Pill to Tonify the Heart)

Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, hot flashes, flushing or sensation of heat in the palms due to deficiency heat. Insomnia, poor memory, poor focus and concentration due to yin deficien…

All formulas in the primary category of "calm the spirit" are listed below.

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