***This listing is for 1oz of dried fruit slices***
Country of origin: China
Zizyphus jujube, also called Chinese date or jujube, is a fruit used both as a food and mild sedative in traditional Chinese herbalism.
Jujube contains jujubosides, fatty acids, saponins, polysaccharides, apigenin, rutin, chlorogenic acid, gallic acid, and caffeic acid, flavonoids, and terpenes. It is also fairly nutritious, containing moderate amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, B6, and a variety of minerals including magnesium and potassium.
Traditionally jujube was used boiling fresh fruit to make tea. As these are dried slices, they are more potent by weight, but still work nicely in tea either on their own or combined with other calming herbs. A good starting dose seems to be between 2-8 grams.
Caution: As jujube may have fairly potent sedative effects, start with a small test dose and be aware that combining it with other calming herbs may potentiate its effects.