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ActiveHerb™ Shan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit, Fructus Crataegi, 山楂)
Extract Granules

Extract granules at 5x concentration 100 g (3.53 oz).

At a final 5:1 concentration, 100 g granules is equal to 500 g (1.1 lb) dried herb.

This product contains no preservatives, no alcohol, no artificial flavor or color, no gluten, and no pharmaceuticals. A minimal amount of dextrin may have been added to adjust the extraction ratio to 5:1 and to enhance stability.
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    ActiveHerb™ Shan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit, Fructus Crataegi, 山楂) Product Details
    What does it do?
    In the term of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM),
    Shan Zha is sour, sweet, slightly warm.
    The channels Shan Zha influences are Liver, Spleen, Stomach.

    In the term of TCM, Shan Zha:
    1: Reduces and Guides Out Food Stagnation.
    2: Transforms Blood Stasis and Dissipates Clumps.
    3: Stops Diarrhea.
    4: Used for hypertension, coronary artery disease, elevated serum cholesterol.

    How do I use it?
    Take 1 to 3 g granules daily in accordance with TCM. One teaspoon (included with the shipment) measures about 1.5 g granules.

    The granules may be dissolved in hot water to serve as tea or mixed into yogurt.

    How are ActiveHerb™ single herb extracts made?

    ActiveHerb single herb extracts are produced in collaboration with one of the largest and best known pharmaceutical companies in China in its state of the art cGMP-certified facility as a result of many years of research. Single raw herb is tested for authenticity, quality, and potency before a water extraction is made according to TCM traditions. The liquid extract is concentrated at low temperature and then spray-dried to form extract granules. Our proprietary technology optimizes on the unique properties of each individual herb to maximize preservation of its active ingredients in full spectrum and guarantees quality consistency from batch to batch.

    Why do I choose ActiveHerb™ single herb extracts?

    ActiveHerb herb extracts vs. bulk herbs
     Instant use. Take it whenever you need and wherever you go. No more cooking and mess.
     Consistent and dependable results. Our extract granules are consistent in quality and performance from batch to batch. No more worry about quality differences of bulk herbs from various harvests and sources.
     Custom formulation. Make a custom formula that suits each individual's need by compounding extracts in minutes.

    ActiveHerb extract granules vs. liquid extracts / tinctures
     Potency. Our extract granules are at 5:1 ratio, meaning 5 g dried herbs makes 1 g granules. Liquid extracts or tinctures are at 1:2 to 1:4 ratio, meaning 1 g dried herbs makes 2 to 4 g liquid extracts, or even more diluted. So amazingly our extracts are at least 10 times more potent.
      No alcohol.

    ActiveHerb extract granules vs. herb powder
     Potency. 1 g extract granules is equal to 5 g herb powder.
     Purity. Our extract granules only retain the active ingredients extracted from the herb while the herb residue that counts for most of the dry weight is discarded. For herb powders, everything of the herb is consumed.

    ActiveHerb 5:1 herb extracts vs. other 5:1 herb extracts
     Optimal efficacy. Our advanced extraction technology is not a simply cooking and spray-drying procedure but is optimized for each individual herb on the basis of its unique property and tested extensively to ensure preservation of active ingredients in full spectrum. No more worry about losing some actions of the herb.
      Our extract granules do not clump. No rush to empty the bottle before the content gets clumped or wasted.
     Safety. Each batch of our extract granules are tested for heavy metals in accordance with the US Pharmacopeia.
     Value. Our extracts are very competitively priced.


    Use single Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are mostly combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. You may want to search our extensive collection of patent Chinese medicine to find the formulas that utilize the herb of interest.

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