Botanical name: Crataegus oxyacantha / Crataegus monogyna
Origin: British Isles and temperate regions of Northern Hemisphere
Actions: Circulatory tonic and cardiotonic which can support blood circulation and heart health and appears to reduce blood pressure. Antioxidants help to protect blood vessels.
Description: Traditionally used as a diuretic to treat kidney and bladder stones, but since the end of the 19th century its use has shifted to support circulatory and cardiac health. Strong antioxidant action is mainly due to its bioflavonoids which relax and dilate the arteries. This is said to increase the blood flow to the heart and may reduce the degeneration of blood vessels.
Research investigated its ability to assist heart function and lower blood pressure with mainly positive results. Mainly, hawthorn has been used to help with angina, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure and irregular heartbeats. Given the way herbs work in tune with the body’s physiological processes they assists these conditions slowly over time and it can take time for changes to occur.
In combination with gingko, hawthorn has been used to improve memory by increasing the blood flow to the brain.
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