Shan Zha - 山楂 - Hawthorn

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Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract; concentrated 5:1; granules (100g/bottle).

Chinese Name: 山楂, Shan Zha
English Name: Hawthorn
Latin Name: Crataegi Fructus
Certifications: Kosher, Halal
Properties: Sweet, sour, slightly warm
Functions: Opens appetite, digests food, resolves stagnation, eliminates accumulation, invigorates blood, disperses stasis, resolves phlegm, moves qi. Apply to dyspeptic disease due to over consumption of meat
Available in: 100g granules
Dao Di (Origin): Shandong Province

Also available as Shan Zha (Jiao) and as a Powder in Bulk Packaging.

What is Shan Zha?

Shan Zha, or Hawthorn, is a sweet, sour, slightly warm herb, and is categorized as “resolve food stagnation” herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Shan Zha from Treasure of the East is sourced from Shandong Province, a Dao Di region where the herb has been grown and cultivated for many centuries.

What are the benefits of Shan Zha?

Shan Zha is best known for its TCM function of opening the appetite, resolving stagnation, eliminating accumulation, resolving phlegm and moving qi. Practitioners may recommend this herb in cases of dyspeptic disease due to over-consumption of meat.

Additionally, Shan Zha can invigorate the blood and disperse stasis.

What is the dosage and method for taking Shan Zha?

Shan Zha is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.

Shan Zha may be taken in capsule form or loose granules. Granules dissolve best in very hot water.

When can I expect to see results?

Shan Zha typically starts to take effect within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.

Does Shan Zha have any side effects?

While Shan Zha is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or postpartum as well as people with liver disease, should avoid or use Shan Zha with caution.

As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Shan Zha before any course of treatment is started. 

Where to buy Shan Zha

For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Shan Zha granules in 100g bottles.

If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Shan Zha, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.

Shan Zha from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ ISO Lab Tested & GMP Certified
✔️ Bio-Authentic with Full Traceability
✔️ Sustainably Sourced from Dao Di Farms

Treasure of the East’s herbal extracts are full-spectrum, water-based extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. Unlike standardized extracts, which contain a concentrated quantity of a single marker chemical, full-spectrum herbal extracts contain all the active chemical constituents of whole herbs in concentrated form.  Treasure of the East herbs are full-spectrum and extracted using only purified water (more information).

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