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Hawthorne Mountain Root is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of digestive and respiratory issues. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antispasmodic properties. It is also believed to be an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, and insomnia.



1. Anti-inflammatory: Hawthorne Mountain Root has anti-inflammatory properties which may help reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. 2. Antibacterial: Hawthorne Mountain Root contains antibacterial compounds which may help fight off bacterial infections and prevent further growth of bacteria in the body.

3. Antispasmodic: Hawthorne Mountain Root is an antispasmodic, meaning it can help relieve muscle spasms and cramps. This makes it useful for treating digestive issues such as bloating and cramps.



  • While hawthorn mountain root is believed to have potential benefits for the cardiovascular system, it can also have a blood-thinning effect and increase the risk of bleeding in people taking blood-thinning medications.

  • The herb is sometimes used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, but it can also have immunostimulatory effects, which can exacerbate certain inflammatory conditions.

  • While hawthorn mountain root is sometimes used to improve digestion and treat gastrointestinal disorders, it can also cause digestive upset and even diarrhea in some people.

  • The herb is sometimes used to promote relaxation and reduce stress, but it can also cause drowsiness and fatigue in some individuals.

  • Hawthorn mountain root can interact with certain medications, including medications for heart conditions and blood pressure, and should not be used by people taking these medications without first consulting a healthcare provider.


Tastes Like:

Hawthorne Mountain Root has a slightly bitter taste with a hint of sweetness. It is not overly strong or overpowering and has a mild flavor.



The best way to prepare Hawthorne Mountain Root is to boil it in water. Boil 1 teaspoon of Hawthorne Mountain Root in 1 cup of water for 10-15 minutes and then strain out the solid pieces. Drink the tea hot or cold and add honey or lemon to taste.

Hawthorne Mountain Root (Shan Zha)

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