Traditional Chinese Medicine/Suan-Sour

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Suan (Chinese: 酸) herbs are sour herbs used in Traditional Chinese medicine. They are astringent in nature.

Actions of sour herbs include:

  • generates fluids & Yin
  • controls perspiration & diarrhea

Lists of Suan-Sour Herbs[edit]

Name Latin Name Chinese Pinyin English Name
Shan Zha Fructus Crataegi 山楂 shān zhā Hawthorn fruit
Wu Mei Fructus Pruni Mume 乌梅 wū méi Dark plum

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