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HAWTHORN | Achieving Health
Leaf and Flower
Cardioprotective, antioxidant, hypotensice, coronary and peripheral vasodilator, mild astringent, collagen stabilising, mils cardiotonic, smooth muscle relaxant.
Commonly used for;
Hyperteansion, prevention of heart attacks, mild congestive cardiac failure, Buerger’s disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac hypertrophy
Oedema and dyspnoea of cardiac origin, Valvular insufficiency
Tachycardia – paroxysmal, Ecotopic beat,, Cardiac arrhythmias, palpatations, irregular pulse, Mild anxiety
Helps reduce cholesterol
Impaired peripheral cirulation
Menopausal symptoms – hot flushes
No contraindictions known
Caution with digoxin even though a negative reaction has not been confirmed. May act in synergy with digitalis, glycosides, beta-blocker and other hypotensive drugs. Drug dosage may need modification.