Crataegus oxyacantha L.
Country of origin: Albania
Hawthorn is consumed for its potent cardiovascular action. It is traditionally used to improve the health of the circulatory and cardiovascular system. It is believed to be effective in treating heart diseases while still in early stages. It improves heart function and helps in cases of heart failure. Heart failure is a serious condition in which the heart is unable to send enough blood throughout the body. Hawthorn, in this case, significantly helps to eliminate the symptoms of this condition such as shortness of breath, exhaustion and inability to exercise. It also helps to relieve tachycardia and arrhythmia caused by daily stress and anxiety. It is also traditionally used against insomnia stemming from daily stress.
Hawthorn is an excellent regulator of blood flow and is traditionally used to restore blood pressure to normal levels. It helps in cases of both hypotension and hypertension.
Hawthorn has excellent antioxidant properties which prevent the formation of plaque on the inner wall of the vessels. It is therefore particularly valuable in preventing atherosclerosis.
Its antioxidant properties prevent the aging of cells by neutralizing the free radicals in the body that are responsible for the malfunctioning and destruction of cells. Thus, the active ingredients along with the antioxidants, contained in the hawthorn, help the cells to function properly and prevent premature aging.
Caution! Consumption of hawthorn is forbidden during pregnancy and breastfeeding, unless otherwise advised by your doctorThe medical information on our website is not advice and should not be treated as such. You must not rely on the information on our website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.