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Shan Zha #1018M

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Pin Ying Name: Shan Zha

Chinese Name: 山楂

English Name: Chinese Hawthorn

Latin Name: Crataegi, Fructus

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Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation (Digestives)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Warm
8-16g 30-120g (Alone)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Reduces and guides out Food Stagnation and transforms accumulations

  • Accumulation of meats or greasy foods (proteins and fats) with abdominal distention, pain or diarrhea

Transforms Blood Stasis, invigorates Blood circulation and dissipates clumps

  • Postpartum abdominal pain and clumps due to Blood Stasis
  • Hernial disorders (hernia)

Stops diarrhea

  • Diarrhea in chronic dysentery-like disorders

Treats hypertension, elevated serum cholesterol and coronary artery disease

  • Hypertension, elevated serum cholesterol, angina and coronary artery disease
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with no Food Stagnation.
  • Use caution for those with acid regurgitation.
  • Large doses are contraindicated in pregnancy (can lead to fetal death).