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Sha Ji (Hippophae rhamnoides)

  • Botanical name: Hippophae rhamnoides
  • Common name: Sea buckthorn fruit, Swallow thorn
  • Literal name translation: sand thorns
  • Family: Eleagnaceae
  • Part used in Chinese medicine: fruit
  • Major Chinese medicine actions:
  • Augments qi, generates fluids, warms and tonifes Lungs and Spleen,
    alleviates cough, warms the menses, invigorates blood
Hippophae rhamnoides
Hippophae rhamnoides
Hippophae rhamnoides

Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Hippophae rhamnoides; 09/2005; author Svdmolen; permission under GFDL
Photo 2: Hippophae rhamnoides; 12/2005; author Jersz; permission under GFDL
Photo 3: Hippophae rhamnoides; 03/2007; author Hans Hillewaert; permission under GFDL