Simple Herbal Extracts | Hawthorn



Botanical Name

Crataegus spp.

Part Used

berry, flower & leaf


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Traditional Information*

Hawthorns indications include functional and organic heart weakness with pain, weak tonus of the heart muscle, angina, valvular insufficiency, mitral valve prolapse,  venous stasis, poor capillary and venous integrity and varicose veins. Hawthorn lowers cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure and prevents deposition of plaque on arterial walls. This herb may potentiate other heart medications, i.e. Lanoxin, Digoxin. Hawthorn is also of benefit for connective tissue disorders and ADD (disturbed Shen).

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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