In the past the Chinese people produced fermented drinks from hawthorn, and its remains were found in bowls older than 9,000 years.
Hawthorn was already spread through Europe, Asia, North America and the Mediterranean but today we have it all around the world. It is known for its many folk names -- white thorn, haw, sharp thorn and many others. We can tell you everything about its use.
Remedy for the heart
The hawthorn contains an active substance with antioxidant effect. In the flowers, besides the essential oil there is trimethylamine.
The fruits contain essential oils, tannins, saponin, glycosides and fructose and a significant amount of potassium, sodium, calcium and salts of phosphoric acid. When the famous homeopath Vilmar Schwabe included the tincture of the fresh fruit in his book the popularity of this herb significantly increased and became the subject of lots of researches.
It is confirmed that the hawthorn is a valuable remedy for the heart. Among the encouraging findings, it is important to say that hawthorn reduces the risk of the most common disease of the modern age -- heart attack.
Everyone who has problems with high blood pressure and wants to protect themselves from the dangers which high cholesterol and hardening of the blood vessels brings, and everyone who suffer from heart crisis can cure it with hawthorn.
This plant is widely used to maintain a healthy circulatory system, with increased blood pressure, in a weakened heart muscle or in cardiac arrhythmias.
It has been accepted as a safe and effective treatment in the early stages of heart diseases, and as effective therapy for the advanced stages of a disease.
It is recommended after surviving a heart attack because it increases the blood flow of the coronary vessels.
It improves the activity and influences on better nutrition of the cells in the heart muscle. Generally, all people who have 50 years occasionally need to take a solution of hawthorn.
Hawthorn and all of its use
-- The hawthorn is one of the plants with the strongest calming effect.
-Helps against fatigue, lack of energy, poor sleep, difficult breathing, dizziness, severe pounding heart, anxiety, nervousness and noise in the ears.
-- Can be used for weight loss, because it encourages the removal of excess water from the body.
-- This makes it useful for cellulite, edema and diseases of the joints.
-The hawthorn strengthens the connective tissue and because of the anti-inflammatory effect it is recommended for digestive problems. Protects against the effects of free radicals and it also prevents from vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis.
Many studies have shown that the hawthorn is safe and well tolerated.
Not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Take 20 g of crushed leaves and flowers and pour 200 ml of 70% alcohol. Mix it periodically. After three weeks, strain them. Drink 20 drops a day with some liquid. These drops act preventively and as a supportive therapy in diseases of the circulatory and nervous system.