Chinese Name: 山楂

Thermal Nature: Warm (Slight)

Flavor: Sour, sweet

Organ Meridian: Spleen, stomach, liver

Properties: Strengthens spleen, aids indigestion (overconsumption of meat), promotes blood flow and relieves pain

Best Use For: Relieving stomach bloating due to overconsumption of meat, relieving pains in body due to blood clots

Serving Per Day For One Person: 3 to 10g

Dietary Caution: People with weak spleen and stomach should avoid consuming hawthorn. Women who are pregnant must avoid eating hawthorn.

Suitable For: Balanced body constitution, Qi stagnation body constitution, Blood stasis body constitution