Chinese hawthorn, though similar to English hawthorn in supporting the circulatory system, offers additional benefits to the digestive system. Chinese_Hawthorn

Chinese hawthorn, also called Haw, or Shan Zha in Chinese, is very popular in China, particularly in northern China during the winter as a caramelized treat on a stick. I suspect that because the food in so warming, heavy, and rich in northern China during the winter, hawthorn is offered as, not only a sweet but, a digestive aid to improve metabolism of protein and fatty foods.

Watch the video and learn more about Hawthorn and its function as a medicinal herb.

Click here to watch this video about Chinese Hawthorn on YouTube.