|Shan Zha - Relieve Food Stagnation
SP, ST, LV (9-15g)
Shan Zha - The Hunter Guide
Shanza the guide promised to help the hunters
find food and normalize their cholesterol.
But when they stepped in a pile of diarrhea
they began running in circles and caused a
traffic jam. "Forget it, I quit"
said Shan Zha.
The hunters decided to be more careful when hunting in the future to help
resolve their (cc: stomach acidity) and (cc:
SP and ST deficiency without food stagnation)
English Name: crataegus, hawthorn berry, hawthorn fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Crataegi
Properties: sweet, sour, slightly warm
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|guide; traffic jam... diarrhea
||resolves and guides out food stagnation; stops
|running in circles... transforms blood stasis
||invigorates blood; disperse blood stasis
|normalize their cholesterol
||treats high cholesterol
Shan Zha Actions and Indications
- Resolves and Guides out food stagnation; stops diarrhea
(epigastric and abdominal fullness, pain, diarrhea and chronic dysenteric-like
disorders: especially for accumulations of food from eating meat or
- Invigorates blood; disperse blood stasis (hernia,
menstrual cramps; amenorrhea; post-partum abdominal pain and clumbs
due to blood stasis)
- Treats high cholesterol (modern use for coronary
artery disease, elevated serum cholesterol, hypertension)
- (cc: SP and ST deficiency without food stagnation)
- (cc: stomach acidity)
- Sheng- for blood stasis or food stagnation
- Chao Jiao- to stop diarrhea and dysenteric
- Jiao San Xian has excellent function to relieve food stagnation.
It consists of Shan Zha, Shen Qu, and Mai
Ya - all charred.
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