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SHAN ZHA

Names for Shan Zha
Pharmaceutical: Fructus Crataegi
Botanical: Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major N. E. Br., Crataegus cuneata Sieb. & Zucc. (Rosaceae)
Other names: Sheng Shan Zha, Zha Rou
Description: Hawthorn Fruit.

Actions
Promotes digestion; Transforms food retention; Invigorates Blood; Eliminates accumulations; ...

Origin of shan zha
* Crataegus pinnatifida: North China. * Crataegus cuneata: South China, Henan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Hubei, Guizhou, Guangdong.;

Preparation of shan zha
The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, cut into slices, and dried in the sun. The fruit can also be stir-fried.;

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