Shan Zha / Hawthorn Fruit 山楂

Ingredient:  Hawthorn Fruit


Taste: sour, sweet

The Hawthorn fruit can be used as a tea, making dessert or added to cooking meat.

Each herb has its remedy benefit and safety concerns, consult a Chinese Medicine Practitioner for your correct use before purchasing.



  1. Promotes digestion, eliminates food retention and digests fats. Particularly for over-consumption of meat or fatty foods.
  2. Promotes blood circulation and dispels blood stasis and clumps.


  1. Hawthorn can cause some irritation to the stomach. Patients with gastrointestinal diseases (gastritis, gastric ulcer, hyper-acidity or esophagitis and reflux gastritis) should be used with caution or as directed by your Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Do not consume on an empty stomach or with alcohol.
  2. Hawthorn contains a lot of fruit acids, which can stimulate the gastric mucosa and converge. Elderlies and children should use it with caution.
  3. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of hawthorn during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  4. Heart disease: Hawthorn can interact with many prescription drugs used to treat heart disease. If you have a heart condition, don’t use hawthorn without the recommendation of your healthcare provider.
  5. Surgery: Hawthorn might slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using hawthorn at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

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  1. 消食健胃,用于肉食积滞,胃脘胀满。
  2. 行气散瘀,用于泻痢不爽,瘀血经闭,以及产后瘀阻腹痛,恶露不尽。
  3. 化浊降脂。生山楂常用于活血化瘀。可以辅助用于高血压、高脂血症、细菌性痢疾等。
  4. 可以辅助控制体重。
  5. 辅助抗衰老:山楂所含的黄酮类和维生素C、胡萝卜素等物质能阻断并减少自由基的生成,能增强机体的免疫力,有防衰老、抗癌的作用。


山楂的副作用及禁忌 详情建议询问职业中医师) 

  1. 山楂会对肠胃造成一定的刺激性。有肠胃疾病的患者(胃炎、胃溃疡、胃酸过多或者是食管炎以及反流性胃炎) 慎用或遵医嘱。不可空腹或酒后食用。
  2. 山楂中含有大量的果酸,这种物质具有刺激胃黏膜以及收敛的作用。老年人和儿童慎用。
  3. 服用过多山楂会损耗身体中的气,特别是孕妇服用之后,对于自身的健康以及胎儿的发育都会造成影响。
  4. 山楂还具有增强子宫收缩的作用,导致孕妇出现流产或者是早产的情况,所以孕妇最好不要服用山楂。妇女经血量大也不应该服用。



Items Per 100g
Calories 98.0
Total fat 0.6g
Sodium 48.5mg
Potassium 0mg
Total carbs 22.0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0.5g



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