Hawthorn health benefits
Records indicate that Hawthorn has been used as a tonic for the cardiovascular system and in the treatment of heart disease for at least 2000 years. Recent clinical studies have also demonstrated Hawthorn's remedial properties in the treatment of heart failure
It is believed that Hawthorn works in a normalising way on the heart either stimulating or depressing its activity depending on the need
Hawthorn can be used for
High blood pressure
While hawthorn can be effective in treating these conditions it is essential that professional advice is taken before treating heart related illness.
Contraindications and side effects
considered safe for most adults when used for short periods of time. Side
effects are usually mild and can include upset stomach, headache, and dizziness.
interactions with hawthorn have not been thoroughly studied. It was once
thought that hawthorn interacted with the heart medicine digoxin. However, a
very small study in people without heart conditions found no interaction, but
evidence is limited.