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Hawthorn Leaf and Flower

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Hawthorn Leaf and Flower 

Also Known As – Crataegus laevigata, May tree and Midland Hawthorne

Organically Grown USA

Overview - The hawthorn is a common sight in the US and Europe. It is the source of the term "go a-maying," because that is what medieval knights and ladies said when they would gather branches of blossoms to decorate their homes. May was the time to think of love and fertility, and the herb became a part of that. The tree not only has lovely blossoms, but it forms red berries, or pomes later in the season. The branches are also covered with prickly thorns. It can remain a small shrub or grow to a height of 30 feet.

Medicinal Uses - Hawthorn has been documented as being used for heart conditions since the first century. Today, the leaf and flower have both been used for congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease. It is sometimes used for hypertension and cardiac arrhythmia. It has also been used for digestive and kidney issues. Flowers and berries are astringent, and are useful for sore throats.

How it helps High Blod Pressure - Hawthorn seems to work its magic by relaxing and opening up blood vessels that feed the heart, and by enhancing the overall workings of the heart muscle. This combination goes a long way toward stabilizing blood pressure because the heart no longer has to work as hard to pump blood around the body. A potent antioxidant, this herb may also help to relieve chest pain and reinforce a normal heartbeat.

What to look for - Be patient. You may have to take hawthorn for four to eight weeks or more before seeing any improvement in your blood pressure.

Parts Used - Leaves, flowers, berries – The leaves, flowers and berries are used to make tinctures, extracts, capsules and tablets.

Precautions - Hawthorn is generally recognized as safe, although such side effects as nausea, sweating, fatigue, and rashes do develop on occasion. The herb can also drastically lower blood pressure and cause such symptoms as dizziness and fainting, even in people who have normal blood pressure and do not suffer from heart disease. Stop taking hawthorn and consult your doctor if any of these reactions occur.

Because of hawthorn’s strength and its effects on such a vital organ as the heart, consult your doctor before taking this herb. It’s best not to take it if you already have low blood pressure. And don’t expect hawthorn to help stop an acute attack of angina; it isn’t capable of doing this.

If you take prescription heart medications, consult your doctor before taking this herb. Dosages of prescription medications may need to be lowered or altered in some other way when taken along with hawthorn. Never stop taking a prescription heart medication (or alter the dosage) without consulting your doctor.

The effect of the following classes of drugs may be dangerously increased by hawthorn: antihypertensives; calcium channel blockers (including amlodipine, diltiazem, verapamil); beta blockers (including atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol); ACE inhibitors (including benazepril, enalapril, fosinopril); digitalis drugs and cardiac glycosides (including digitoxin, digoxin); and nitrates (including amyl nitrate, nitroglycerin, sildenafil citrate, isosorbide mononitrate, and dinitrate).

Suggested Preparation and Dosage - Tincture 

Angina 100-250 mg standardized extract of leaf/flower combination 3 times a day; or 1-2 ml (1/4 to 1/2 tsp.) liquid extract 3 times a day. 
Arrhythmia 100-250 mg 3 times a day
Congestive Heart Failure 100-250 mg standardized extract of leaf/flower combination 3 times a day; or 1-2 ml (1/4 to 1/2 tsp.) liquid extract 3 times a day. 
Heart Disease Prevention 100-250 mg standardized extract of leaf/flower combination 3 times a day; or 1-2 ml (1/4 to 1/2 tsp.) liquid extract 3 times a day. 
High Blood Pressure 100-250 mg 3 times a day

Other Suggestions - Hawthorn is a powerful herb. That means not only that you can expect results, but that you have to treat it with respect. Never stop taking a prescription medication for high blood pressure or other heart-related condition—or alter the dosage—without consulting your doctor. Nonetheless hawthorn may enhance or inhibit the effects of these medications, requiring an adjustment in your current dosage. Watch your reactions. Like conventional medicines that lower blood pressure, rarely hawthorn can be so efficient that you might feel lightheaded or dizzy. Stop taking the herb if this occurs.

Disclaimer -These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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Product Reviews

  1. Hawthorn Leaf and Flower - LOVE IT! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Sep 2018

    Has a nice fresh aroma and tastes very good. This is already my second order - and I will order it again!

  2. Wonderful Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2017

    This is my second time purchasing from Mountain Maus, I just got my package of herbs, just opening the box, all is packaged well, have not used any of the new herbs, but I can report on the other herbs that I have purchased from Mountain Maus, they were all wonderful and I am using most of them in a blended formula under the care of a Master herbalist to correct a condition in my body and they are working. Thanks for supplying such wonderful organic herbs. I will order again in the future Lords willing.

  3. Very fresh, best quality ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2017

    I'm so thrilled to find Mountain Maus...I love supporting small farming operations that provide good products, made with love and at a very reasonable price for organic. Sorry Mountain Rose, love you but...

  4. Fresh! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Feb 2016

    Very fresh product! Recommend seller!

  5. Nice Fresh Herbs 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2015

    Received my herbs today. Hawthorn flowers, elderberry flowers, dandelion, lavender flowers and peppermint. To sum it up in one word, FRESH! You can definitely tell the difference from other herb shops and can tell these herbs havent been in a bad for eons. The color is vibrant and aroma is awesome. Had some danelion with lavender for a little tea and it was FANTASTIC!

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