Hawthorn Herbal Remedies
Hawthorn has a long history of safe use as the herb of choice for strengthening, tonifying, and protecting the cardiovascular system, particularly the heart when used long-term. It is used for palpitations, angina, atherosclerosis, and hypertension. Hawthorn has also been used for its mild sedative properties. In Chinese medicine, the fruits are considered beneficial to the digestion, specifically for food stagnation with gas, belching, and a feeling of fullness. Hawthorn has a taste of SOUR, SWEET and a temperature of WARMING.
Hawthorn Proper Dose
|Hawthorn Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Hawthorn Powder||1-2 capsules 2-3 x daily|
|Hawthorn Tincture||2-3 droppersful 2-3 x daily|
Hawthorn Reference Information
|Latin Name||Crataegus laevigata|
|Part Used||Flowers, Leaf|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, standardized extract in capsule or tablet, powder in capsules, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Cardiovascular system, Digestive system, Nervous system|
|Cautions||May potentiate the effects of digitalis.|
|Botanical Info||A small to medium-sized tree in the Rose family with umbrella-shaped clusters of white or pink flowers, dark, glossy-green toothed leaves, and bright, shiny red berries.|
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