Hawthorn | 山楂

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name: 山楂 (Shan Zha) Common English Name: Chinese hawthorn fruit Scientific Name: Crataegus pinnatifida  Common Form: Bright red berries the size of the thumb, dotted with white. Usually sliced and dried into thick disks.  TCM Five Flavors: Sour, sweet TCM Energetics: Mildly warming Meridian Affiliation: Liver, Spleen, Stomach Nutrition Information: 60% starch, 4% fat. Contains vitamin K, thiamin vitamin B1, riboflavin vitamin B2, vitamin B6, niacin vitamin B3, pantothenic acid, biotin, carotenoids. TCM Benefits: Relieves Food Stagnation Improves Digestion Dispels Blood Stasis Functions: Relieves food stagnation and improves digestion: Allieves abdominal distension, pain and diarrhea due to overconsumption...

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Goji | 枸杞

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name: 枸杞 (gou qi zi) Common English Name: Ningxia goji berry; lycium fruit Scientific Name: Lycium barbarum Common Form: Rusty red dried berries with the size and texture of raisins TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Neutral Meridian Affiliation: Liver; Lungs; Kidneys Nutritional Information: 77% carbs, 12% fiber, 15% protein. Contains iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamine, copper, magnesium, selenium.  TCM Benefits: Tonifies Liver Yin Tonifies Kidney Yin Moistens the Lungs Improves vision and brightens eyes Functions: Improves immunity May prevent cancer May slow signs of aging through antioxidant properties Liver Yin support: Can be used to...

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