Suan Zao Ren / 酸枣仁

Original Name: Suan Zao Ren  / 酸枣仁

Action: Nourishes blood, clears heat, calms mind.

Insomnia and dreaminess
Anxiety, irritability
Night sweating
Pulse: wiry, thready

Experimental Study:
Calm Shen (2 tds) and diazepam (2 mg tds) had almost the same anxiolytic effect in patients with anxiety, weakness, irritability, and insomnia. However, Calm Shen, but not diazepam, improved psychomotor performance during the daytime. No side effects were observed during the treatment with Calm Shen.