Parts used - berries, leaves and flowers


Common Uses

  • Helps to dilate coronary;blood vessels
  • Helps to strengthen heart muscles
  • Helps to lower blood pressure
  • Helps to improve circulation to the extremities
  • Used in early stages of congestive heart failure
  • Used to aid in long term recovery from heart attack
  • Helps to reduce the risk of angina attacks

How Hawthorn Works

Hawthorn extract increases the blood supply to the heart muscle. This enables the heart to work more efficiently, pumping more blood around the body. Hawthorn is also able to improve blood flow to the peripheral vessels.


Side Effects No side effects are known.


Safety Issues No interaction with other cardiac medication is known. The European monographs list no contraindications for the use of Hawthorn while pregnant or nursing.


History of Hawthorn Hawthorn has been used by herbalists for medicinal purposes since the time of the Greeks.
Since that time it has been used for a wide variety of complaints including diarrhea, stomach problems, heavy menstrual bleeding and chronic heart ailments.


Modern research has discovered that certain compounds found in the leaves, flowers and berries of the Hawthorn were responsible for the cardiac action that had been attributed to the plant. Many feel that more research should be carried out so that the full potential of this amazing plant can be realized.

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