Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Crataegus oxyacantha

Source: flowers and berries.
Actions: antioxidant, relaxant, improves circulation, dilates blood vessels.
Therapeutic uses: heart disease (including angina and coronary artery disease), high blood pressure, poor memory, nervous tension, insomnia.
Typical preparation: tablets, decoction, liquid tincture.
Contraindications: those with heart disease and pregnant or breastfeeding women should seek professional advice before taking hawthorn.