Tag - Hawthorn

Crataegus oxyacantha

Hawthorn

Crataegus oxyacantha & C. monogyna Part used Whilst the berries are the most often used part of this shrub, the flowers and leaves may also have a role to play. Constituents Its constituents highlight the importance of flavones and flavonoids in...

Irregular heartbeats

Q I have always had irregular heartbeats, but they have not caused any problems. I take digoxin [digitalis, a heart drug] and phenindione [an anticoagulant] daily, but I don’t like taking drugs and I am also allergic to aspirin, antihistamines...

Lowering blood pressure

Q My wife has been taking drugs for high blood pressure for six years, and suffers distressing side-effects from whichever type she is prescribed. She is convinced the drugs have no beneficial effect whatsoever, as her blood pressure goes up and...

Crataegus oxyacantha

Hawthorn for the Heart

The best-known herb for the heart in western herbalism is Hawthorn, which is a small tree or shrub that grows throughout the northern hemisphere. The fruits, flowers, and leaves are processed into tinctures and other kinds of extracts available in...

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