Hawthorn berry, or the Chinese herb known as Shan Zha, is a great herb to bring into your diet this time of year. It's about to be fifth season, or late summer, and it's time to start nourishing the spleen and stomach.
In addition to helping digestion, hawthorn fruit also improves blood and qi flow, relieves stress, regulates blood pressure and is a mild diuretic. It is sweet and soothing in nature, and is a #tasty afternoon treat.
You can find them at most #asianmarkets or online.
4 slices of Shan zha, 3 red dates sliced lengthwise, a slice of ginger and honey to taste to boiling water. Let it cool, drain, and #enjoy!
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