Herb 5 of 6 in Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
Sour, Sweet, Slightly Warm
- Reduces Food Stagnation, Transforms Accumulation
Especially effective for improved digestion of red meat and oily, greasy and fatty foods. Treats indigestion with abdominal distention, pain and or diarrhea
- Disperses Blood Stagnation, Dissipates Clumps
Treats post-partum or amenorrhea abdominal pain and spotting. Used for hernia and bulging disorders.
- Treats Cardiovascular Disease
Treats hypertension, coronary artery disorder, angina, high cholesterol
- Stops Diarrhea
Treats chronic dysentery disorders
Contraindications and Cautions
- Do not use during pregnancy
- Use with caution in cases with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency
- Use with caution in cases with gastritis or peptic ulcers
- Do not take long term, it can harm the flow of Spleen and Stomach Qi
- This section is being researched, and is not completed.
Toxicity and Overdose
- 10-15 grams in decoction. Maximum dose of 30 grams (Chen)
- 9-12 grams in decoction (Bensky)
- Shan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit) has been shown to lower cholesterol via three separate mechanisms and is commonly recommended as a daily tea for those with hypercholesterolemia.
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: