CRATAEGUS LAEVIGATA, C. monogyna

Hawthorn

Midland Hawthorn, Common Hawthorn, England Hawthorn, Mayflower

Family: Rosaceae

Medical use: Palpitation, anxiety, type II congesative heart failure, sedative

Parts: Dry flower and leaf, also fruit

Side effect:

  • Few incidence of dizziness, difficulty in breathing, throb, anxiety, difficulty in sleeping are reported, but not significant

Drug interactions:

  • Heart glycosides or beta-blockers.
  • Drugs for similar treatments (drugs for heart, anxiety, arrhythmia, etc) can interact, consult a doctor.

Warnings:

  • If you have other kind of heart failures or other chronic disease, dont use.
  • Not under 18 age
  • Treatment should last 6 weeks. Use under doctors control.

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Palpitation, anxiety, type II congesative heart failure, sedative:

Tea(infusion): 1-2g grinded leaf and flower mix, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15min, filter. 2-4 times a day, fresh brewd. Dont use more than 6g daily.

Dusted herb: Dry leafs and flowers, gathered together, should be taken in a soft drink or something else, 200-250 mg a dose, max 1750mg a day.

Dry fruits: 5g dry fruit daily

Fresh juice of leaf and flowers: 7ml a dose, 3 times a day.

Tincture: (1:4, %35 ethanol): 1.7g a dose, 3 times a day.

Angina Pectoris (Heart):

Tea(infusion): 10 g flower, add 150 ml boiled water, brew 20min, filter. 3 times a day.

Externaly:

Angina:

Tea(infusion): 15 g flower, add 500 ml boiled water, brew 10min and filter. Gargle many time with it.

Since middle age it is used to treatment of heart disorders. In traditional chinese medicine it takes also an important place. First record of medical use of plant is dated 1305, its written that the doctor (Petrus de Cvescentis) of king of France has used sirup of hawthorn to treat queens gout (podagra).

Its discovered clinically that hawthorn decreases high blood presure and digests accumulated cholestrol. Its considered that it can be a alternative blood thiner with less side effect.

Content: flavonoid, vitamin C, glycoside, anthocyanin, saponin, tannin, and antioxidant, as well as phenolics (epicatechin, aglycons, and glycosides of B-type oligomeric procyanidins and flavonols; phenolic acids; and C-glycosyl, flavones)

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First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

Rheumatism

Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. 1 cup at night.

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Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. Max 2 times a day.

First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

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