Hawthorn (crataegus oxyacantha)
Hawthorn is an important medicinal herb, because it acts on the circulatory system, strengthens the heart. Normalizes pulses and lowers blood pressure. Helps fight insomnia due to nervous tension.
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In hypertension problems and poor circulation combined well with yarrow and lime leaves.
Hawthorn is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and high cholesterol. So far, research suggests that hawthorn might be effective in treating congestive heart failure, but there hasn’t been enough research on other heart-related uses to know if it is effective for them.
Some people use hawthorn for digestive system complaints such as indigestion, diarrhea, and stomach pain. It is also used to reduce anxiety, as a sedative, to increase urine output, and for menstrual problems.
Hawthorn is also used to treat tapeworm and other intestinal infections.
Some people apply hawthorn to the skin for boils, sores, and ulcers. Hawthorn preparations are used as a wash for sores, itching, and frostbite.
Use: Pour 1-2 teaspoons in a cup of hot water for 7-10 minutes, strain and drink.
You can drink up to 2-3 times a day.