Hawthorn, people with weight loss and children with indigestion like it. Hawthorn contains iron, protein, fat, carbohydrates and other nutrients. Hawthorn fruit can be used in medicine. It is tepid in property with sour sweet, which enters the spleen, stomach and liver meridians. It has the function of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, strengthening stomach and stopping dysentery. It is effective for diarrhea and dysentery, lower hernia with back pain, postpartum occipital pain, lochiorrhea, children with milk and food stagnation and so on.
- Decoct 15 grams hawthorn slices, 10 grams of chrysanthemum, and 15 grams of cassia occidentalis with water. It can also be made of chrysanthemum and hawthorn and cassia occidentalis powder. It can relax the bowels, lower blood pressure and reduce blood lipid. It is suitable for patients with hypertension and coronary heart disease to drink.
- Decoct 15 grams of hawthorn and 12 grams of lotus leaf with water. It can reduce blood pressure and dilate blood vessels. It is applicable to patients with hypertension and high cholesterol to take.
- Abdominal pains due to postpartum blood stasis: decoct 30 grams of hawthorn with water. Take juice and remove residue. Add brown sugar and take 2 times a day.
Hawthorn and coix seed porridge
Material: 30 grams of hawthorn, 30 grams of coix seed, 30 grams of glutinous rice.
Method: wash hawthorn and coix seed. Add glutinous rice to cook together. Take 1 times every day.
Functions: Hawthorn can help digestion, coix seed can eliminate dampness, and glutinous rice can nourish stomach. The three has effects on clearing away heat and dampness and nourishing stomach. It is suitable for high blood lipids and fatty liver due to endoretention of damp heat.
Honey and hawthorn porridge
Materials: 50 grams of honey, 30 grams of hawthorn, 50 grams of glutinous rice.
Method: first wash glutinous rice and hawthorn and put into boiling water to cook with glutinous rice. Add honey in porridge. Take each 1 time in the morning and evening.
Functions: honey can nourish yin and moisten intestine. Hawthorn can relax bowel. Glutinous rice can strengthen spleen and tonify qi. This porridge combines the three, which can tonifying the middle energizer and tonify qi and relax bowel. It is suitable for senile constipation due to lung deficiency and weakness of spleen and stomach.