Chinese name: 山楂.
Thermal nature: Warm (slight).
Flavor: Sour, sweet.
Organ meridian: Spleen, stomach & liver.
Properties: Strengthen spleen and aid ingestion (over consumption of meat). Promotes blood flow and relieves pain.
Best for: Use for over consumption of mean that leads to stomach bloatedness. It is also use to relief pains in body due to blood clogs.
Serving 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.