Shan Zha aka Hawthorne Berries make a tasty tea!
Shan Zha is famous in China for the use of Hawthorne berries to improve digestion and circulation of the blood. It removes fatty lipids from the arterial walls and benefits hypertension and high cholesterol, as well as heart disease.
If you suffer from high cholesterol we can only suggest that you make this tea a part of your daily nutrition, as it is most effective when used on a long-term basis. Both the tea and patented pills are available for purchase.
Shan Zha is available in the raw herb form or in patented pills. If you decide to use the raw herb formula this prescription can be used in the raw form to make tea or medicinal wine, or it may be powdered and used to make pills/capsules or simply added to a smoothie or juice. (Use for 60+ days).
If you wish us to powder this formula for you, please check the appropriate box at check-out and there will be a $10.00 powdering fee applied.
To prepare the tea (using raw Hawthorne berries): place 6 grams of berries into a cup, add 8 ounces of boiling water to the brim of a teacup, then cover the cup with a saucer, allowing the berries to steep for 15-20 minutes. Drink the tea when it is tepid or slightly warm, you may eat the berries or discard them. Drink eight ounces of Shan Zha tea two-three times daily. In order to experience its full effects, this formula should be taken regularly for at least six to 12 months.
We will provide complete daily dosage instructions for the patent formula when your order is fulfilled.
Long-term use is highly recommended.
Pinyin name: Shan Zha
Aka: jiao shan zha, shan zha tan,
Source: Ben Cao Jing Ji Zhu
English name: crataegus, hawthorne berry, hawthorne fruit
Botanical/Zoological name: crataegus cuneata
Pharmaceutical name: fructus crataegi
Properties: sweet, sour, slightly warm
Channels entered: liver, stomach, spleen
Chinese therapeutic actions: promotes digestion, eliminates stagnation, activates blood circulation, disperses blood stagnation, treats cardiovascular disorders
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.