Chinese treat dates as a food, a health tonic, and a traditional herb. It nourishes our Spleen and Stomach Qi
(energy), which helps to digest food, tonify blood and calm the mind. It’s efficacy helps improve appetite,
increase energy, lessen bloating after eating, facilitates bowel movement, etc.. Remove the seeds just before
cooking as they create 'heat' which may cause an imbalance of the yin and yang in the body. Avoid Chinese
red dates if you are having bad breath, body heat or fever, cough with yellow phlegm.