The Heart Magic Herb: Crataegus Laevigata (Hawthorn)
Hawthorn berries provide us with one of the best tonic remedies for the heart and the circulatory system. They act in a normalizing way upon the heart by either stimulating or depressing its activity depending upon the need.
Hawthorn berries will move the heart to normal function in a gentle way. They may be used in heart failure or weakness and also are used in heart palpitations. As a tonic in circulatory system they find there use in the treatment of hypertension, arteriosclerosis and angina pectoris. Hawthorn berries are very effective in aiding all of these conditions. Qualified attention is necessary.
Pour a cup of boiling water onto 2 tablespoonful of the berries and leave to infuse for 20 minutes. Drink three times a day for up to 6 months. Its Ripe fruits are used for motioned purposes.
Constituents: Saponins, Glycosides, flavonoids, acids including Ascorbic acid, Tannins.