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Introduction To Hawthorn Fruit (shan zha) 









Hawthorn Fruit (shan zha)  

Fructus Crataegi


Properties: The herb is sour and sweet in flavour, slightly warm in nature, and acts on the spleen, stomach and liver channels. Acting on the spleen and stomach for relieving stagnated food, strengthening the spleen and inducing appetite, the herb is good at digesting accumulated fatty food and meat as well as stagnated milk in children. Acting on the liver channel and blood for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, the herb is used to treat pains due to blood stasis.

Effects: Relieving stagnated food, promoting blood circulation and eliminating blood stasis.


1. To treat stagnated meat, distention and fullness in the stomach and abdomen, greasy fur and oppressive chest, the herb can be used in combination with medicated leaven, germinated barley and areca seed for strengthening the effect of relieving stagnated food. To treat diarrhea, dysentery and abdominal pain, the herb is often stir-baked charred and decocted for oral use, or used in combination with aucklandia root, coptis root and other herbs.

2. The treat women's stagnated blood, irregular menstruation and abdominal pain due to obstruction by blood stasis after childbirth, it can be used in combination with motherwort, Chinese angelica root, chuanxiong rhizome, peach kernel and other drugs for promoting blood circulation, regulating menstruation, eliminating blood stasis and alleviating pain.

In addition, in recent years, the herb is often clinically decocted or prepared with wine to treat coronary heart disease, hypertension and enlarged liver and spleen.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g, 30g for a large dose.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Hawthorn Fruit (shan zha) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Hawthorn Fruit (shan zha) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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