Corylus heterophylla Fisch. ex
Bess., ZHEN ZI
The hazelnut, zhen zi, is also called shan ban li (mountain board-chestnut)
and chui zi (a top). A shrub or small tree growing to a height of 1-7 meters.
The nut looks rather like a chestnut, is egg-shaped and pointed at one end,
with a diameter of 7-15 mm, and is yellow-brown in color. The kernel is
fragrant, sweet and of an oily nature. It is gathered in the autumn. Its
nature is neutral and it contains no poison.
The nut can invigorate vital energy, improve the stomach and brighten the
eye. It contains starch, carbohydrate, protein, oil, vitamins B1, B2, B5,
1. LACK OF STRENGTH AFTER ILLNESS; LOSS OF WEIGHT; EASILY EXHAUSTED. Take 2
(Chinese) soup spoons of hazelnut milk, or eat 30 grams of kernels in the
morning and again in the evening, every day until some effect can be seen.
2. WEAK SPLEEN AND STOMACH, LOSS OF APPETITE, FREQUENT DIARRHOEA. Take 30
grams of kernels, 9 grams of dried orange peel, add water, steam and serve.
Do this 3 times a day.
3. DIARRHEA IN SMALL CHILDREN. Take 3-15 grams of kernels and stir-fry till
the outer surface is black. Crush to a fine powder, cover with wait, simmer
and serve. Do this 3 times a day.
4. INTERNAL PARASITES IN CHILDREN; MALNUTRITION; BODY THIN AND STOMACH
SWOLLEN; SUBJECT TO CHANGING MOODS. Four times a day take a (Chinese) soup
spoon of hazelnut milk. Do this after appropriate treatment to expel the
5. DROPSY WITH MALNUTRITION. Take 60 grams of hazelnut kernels and 30 grams
of red beans. (Adsuki bean; Latin semen phaseoli.) Add water and boil till
beans turn to pulp then eat. Do this daily both in the morning and in the
HAZELNUT MILK. Take 500 grams of kernels, 500 grams of sugar and an
appropriate amount of cold water. Grind together into a pulp then boil. It
is then ready to use.