Semen Ziziphi Spinosae, the seed of Ziziphus jujuba Mill. var. spinosa (bunge) Hu ex H.F. The seed of Ziziphus jujube Mill. var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou, Suanzaoren in Chinese, is one of commonly used Chinese medicines.
Saponins and fatty oil contains several fatty acids in Suanzaoren are responsible for its therapeutic activities. This herb has jujuboside A, jujuboside B, lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid,stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidic acid and docosanoic acid. See also jujubogenin information.