Also known as English Hawthorne, Haw, Maybush, Whitethorn
History: Native American Healers and European Herbalists are aware of several plants that can be used as an added insurance policy against developing vascular disease;Hawthorn is one of those plants. Hawthorn is, by no means, a recent discovery. It is native to Europe and can be found growing in the hedgerows throughout central Europe. Traditionally, its thick thorny branches were used as a fence to keep animals in their pastures or people out of private residences. However, It has been used in folk medicine to treat heart disease and to prevent heart disease since the ancient days.
Uses: Cardiac tonic, heart troubles, blood pressure, cholesteral, sore throats, kidney troubles.
Active Ingredients: Acetylcholine, Anthocyanins, Caffeinic acid, Chlorogenic acid, Flavonoids, Hormones, Oleanolic acid, Oxyacanthine, Phenolic acids, Plant acids, Saponins, Triterpene acids, Ursolic acid
Actions: Cardiac, diuretic, astringent, tonic, Antispasmodic, sedative, vasodilator
Complementary Herbs: Lime Blossom, Yarrow, Mistletoe