Jujube (hóngzǎo, 红枣)

Deeply red jujube dates have been used in TCM recipes for centuries, the sweet, spongy fruits often steeped in teas or cooked in congee (rice porridge) to aid circulation and to bolster qi. These fruits are thought to promote blood flow, calm the mind, and soothe the nerves, and are often used to treat insomnia. They are also high in vitamins B and C, and can help lift mood and soothe anxiety.

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