Chinese Hawthorn Fruit (Shan Zha), 2 oz

Chinese Hawthorn Fruit (Shan Zha), 2 oz

Chinese Hawthorn Fruit (Shan Zha), 2 oz

SKU KS104-2
Brand Kan Singles
Unit Size 2 oz
Taste sour, sweet - Bensky
Properties Slightly warm - Bensky
Contraindications Use with caution in those with weakness or deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. Large doses are absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, as this can lead to fetal death. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Abdominal distention, pain or diarrhea due to food stagnation; post-partum pain and clumps due to blood stasis; bulging disorders - Bensky
Western Symptomology Hypertension, coronary artery disease, elevated serum cholesterol - Bensky
Actions Reduces food stagnation, especially from meat and greasy foods, invigorates the blood flow, alleviates diarrhea and dysentery. - Bensky
Pattern Food stagnation, blood stasis - Bensky
Channels Entered Liver, Spleen, Stomach - Bensky
Chinese name Shan Zha
English name Crataegus Fruit; Hawthorn Fruit; Crataegi Fructus
Description
 

Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Reduces food stagnation and transforms accumulation:  for accumulation due to meat or greasy foods with abdominal distention, pain, or diarrhea.*
  • Transforms blood stasis and dissipates clumps:  for post-partum abdominal pain and clumps due to blood stasis.  Also for bulging disorders.*
  • Stops diarrhea:  the partially charred herb is used for the diarrhea of chronic dysentery-like disorders.*
  • Also recently used for hypertension, coronary artery disease, and elevated serum cholesterol.*
Ingredients

Shan Zha - Crataegus

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