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(Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Pian/Wan)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Hawthopower™ (Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Pian, Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Wan, 山楂降脂片) is a Chinese herbal supplement used to help maintain a healthy fat metabolism and manage weight.
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    What does it do?

    Hawthopower™ is an all natural Chinese herbal formula with Hawthorn berry as a main ingredient. Hawthorn (Crataegus) fruits are consumed all over the world in various forms. Hawthorn is also a well known herb in both traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western herbalism. In TCM, Hawthorn berries help improve digestion to remove food retention in the stomach, and promote blood circulation to disperse blood stasis. In the West, herbalists primarily use Hawthorn berries along with the Hawthorn leaf and flower to support heart health.

    The action of Hawthorn berry is enhanced by inclusion of several other Chinese herbs such as Dan Shen (Salvia root) and Shou Wu (Polygoni Multiflori root) in the Hawthopower™ formula as outlined below. The formulation is based on the principle of TCM. Hawthopower may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and manage body weight for those whose overweight is caused by excessive fat accumulation.

    Dan Shen (Salvia root) is perhaps the best known and the most commonly used Chinese herb for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis.

    Shou Wu (Polygoni Multiflori root) is a famous Chinese herb that tonifies the liver and kidneys and grow hair.

    Ban Xia (Processed Pinellia rhizome) is a key Chinese herb that transforms phlegm and stops vomiting. In TCM, excessive fat belongs to phlegm.

    Da Huang (Rhubarb root) drains fire and removes toxins. The Chinese herb moistens intestines to support bowel movement.

    Mu Li (Oyster shell) nourishes the Yin energy and calms the liver.

    Does research support Hawthopower?

    Extracts made from Hawthorn berries have been shown in many studies to support normal lipid metabolism, healthy cholesterol levels and heart function.1-6

    Extensive biomedical studies on Danshen suggest that it improves microcirculation, dilates coronary arteries, and protects heart.7,8

    A He Shou Wu extract was shown to help support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels in mice.9

    Da Huang is reported to support healthy levels of cholesterol and triglyceride fed with high cholesterol diets.10

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Fructus Crataegi
    Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
    Radix Polygoni Multiflori
    Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
    Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata
    Concha Ostreae
    Radix Semiaquilegiae
    Rhizoma Arisaematis Preparata
    (Shan Zha)
    (Dan Shen)
    (He Shou Wu)
    (Zhi Da Huang)
    (Zhi Ban Xia)
    (Mu Li)
    (Tian Kui Zi)
    (Zhi Nan Xing)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Pian (Hawthopower™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    Hawthopower™ is a Guang Ci Tang signature formula.

    Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?

    The standard dosage for Hawthopower™ is 5 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 14 to 20 days.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    Hawthopower™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.

    1. Use with caution if your digestion function is weak (e. g., diarrhea.)
    2. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    3. Keep out of reach of children.


    1. Pittler MH, Schmidt K, Ernst E, Hawthorn extract for treating chronic heart failure: meta-analysis of randomized trials. Am J Med. 2003 Jun 1;114(8):665-7
    2. Pittler MH, Guo R, Ernst E, Hawthorn extract for treating chronic heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jan 23;(1):CD00531
    3. Walker AF. et al., Hypotensive effects of hawthorn for patients with diabetes taking prescription drugs: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract. 2006 Jun;56(527):437-4
    4. 宁选,梗新生,高雅仙,《山楂降脂乐对中老年高脂血症的临床观察》,河南中医,1990,(4) :2
    5. Xu H, Xu HE, Ryan D, A study of the comparative effects of hawthorn fruit compound and simvastatin on lowering blood lipid levels. Am J Chin Med. 2009;37(5):903-8.
    6. Zhang Z et al., Hawthorn fruit is hypolipidemic in rabbits fed a high cholesterol diet. J Nutr. 2002 Jan;132(1):5-10.
    7. Adams JD, Wang R, Yang J, Lien EJ., Preclinical and clinical examinations of Salvia miltiorrhiza and its tanshinones in ischemic conditions. Chin Med. 2006 Nov 23;1:
    8. Cheng TO, Cardiovascular effects of Danshen. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Sep 14;121(1):9-2
    9. Chan YC et al., Polygonum multiflorum extracts improve cognitive performance in senescence accelerated mice. Am J Chin Med. 2003; 31:171-179.
    10. Wang ZW et al., Effects of Rhubarbs from different regions on blood lipid and antioxidation of hyperlipidemia rats. Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi. 2015 May;31(3):278-81.
    HawthoPower™ (Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Pian) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product About three years ago a health checkup revealed high cholesterol levels. I started to take Hawthopower as directed. Every week I lost (without dieting) two pounds until about twenty pounds later it stopped. I had a perfect weight for my height and I had another checkup for the cholesterol and it was down to what it was years ago. I still take it. Sometimes I take a little break for a week of so. I have the feeling the body gets used to it if one takes it all the time. I strongly recommend the product.
    Date published: 2014-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Help digest heavy foods I started taking this because I have high cholesterol, and I thought this will help reducing bad cholesterol. I haven't taken blood test for a while, so I don't know the result yet, but I noticed this helps my body digest well. I feel my whole body system including my stomach, my liver, my intestine working well with this.
    Date published: 2014-12-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from IBS Relief! I always have Hawthorne Powder handy for my IBS problem. It seems to help my Diarrhea problem.
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased I take this to lower my cholesterol. Following the instructions on the bottle are best. I tried taking it twice a day for a while and my numbers increased again. Very good product that I've taken for many years now.
    Date published: 2018-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works I bought this item 1 month ago, I have been using twice a day and it’s working great! I feel my metabolism has pick up, in this month I lost 5 pounds which is amazing since my weight had plateau and was not moving.
    Date published: 2018-09-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, need to use for a longer time. I've only used this for 3 or 4 weeks, so don't have anything dramatic to report. Although I haven't lost much weight, I think it does redue my appetite somewhat and also helps to keep the bowels regular. Hawthorn is such a valuable herb for many health concerns so I don't think you can wrong with this product. Will edit this after using for a longer period of time.
    Date published: 2018-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just started I am using the product as written on bottle. I am a good eater so just thought I would try something to help with my weight loss goals. I will see how it goes. Figure for price and it is healthy what do I have to lose
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was hopeful I was very hopeful about this product. It took my appetite away, but something in it had lose too much fluid.
    Date published: 2017-02-28
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    Product Q&A

    Is it ok to take if you are allergic to shellfish?

    Asked by: Smooth Operator
    Yes. Thank you.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2016-07-29

    Can I take Shan zha jiang zhi pain and Jiang Dan gu chun pian together ????

    Asked by: pcooley
    Hi. Thanks for the question. Yes, you can take both together.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2017-01-27
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