Hawthorn is a deciduous tree or shrub from the Rosaceae family. It is closely related to the Celts and its mystic folklore. In fact, it is considered a sacred tree. The active part of this shrub are the flowering tops, which contain flavonoids and proanthocyanidins. The firsts include heterosides, apigenin and quercetin; the latters, include the pycnogenols. Other important compounds found in this plant are caffeic and chlorogenic acids, aromatic amines, fatty triterpenes and minerals.
Traditionally, Hawthorn has been used as:
Mild heart failure.
Changes in heart or circulatory functions.
Prevention of angina pectoris.
Arrhythmia of nervous origin.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.) leaves and flowers dry extract, standardized to 1,5% flavonoids: 200 mg.
1 or 2 capsules daily, with a glass of water.
Do not combine this plant with medications containing cardiotonic heterosides or benzodiazepines, unless under the supervision of a specialist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is not recommended to take.
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