The best usage of Hawthorn berry herb is for heart problems, insomnia, spasms of the uterus. Has similar effect as chasteberry.

What are Hawthorn Berry Benefits?

Although in some countries hawthorn is grown as a hedge, flower and leaf of this plant for more than half a century ago are used successfully in medicine. According to a written trail of many alternative medicine experts flower and leaf of hawthorn berry herb may help in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, choking, heart problems, blood pressure.

Also, it helps with contractions of the uterus and bowel tone. However, these are just some of the hawthorn berry herb benefits.

In recent years, drugs from hawthorn are produced, intended primarily to people who have heart problems, those with weak nerves and women in premenopause and menopause. In folk medicine, particularly notable beneficial effect of hawthorn is on cardiac health of elderly people.

It is proved that hawthorn actually increases the strength of heart muscle, improves the conduction of impulses and calms palpitations. Good results were achieved in younger people, especially in cardiac nerves. For example it can be helpful in treating of  Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Symptoms.

Many nations have for centuries used the magical procedures in the treatment of various diseases. Cult of hawthorne has been preserved to this day. It was believed that this tree is the protector of health.

Hawthorn Berry Benefits

Hawthorn is growing at a bare, rocky and dry areas. To preserve its medicinal properties, it is important to know what, how and when to harvest hawthorne.

Hawthorn is spiny, branched and resistant shrub that grows up to four meters. The leaves are divided into three to five lobes and white flowers, rarely pink. The fruit is rounded and slightly oblong red, fleshy stone fruit with one to three seeds. In fruit you can find a fatty oil, sugar, citric, tartaric acid and others, while bark contains alkaloids.

For hawthorn there are other lesser-known names such as white thorn, white thorn, hawthorne*, sharp thorn, sea Buckthorn, etc. You can find it also under the name of red hawthorn. Because of its already known curative properties, international market is increasingly interested in this natural remedy. The people all over the world, as we know, in the recent decades are turning to natural ways of healing, and there, it seems, hawthorn become unavoidable. Many alternative experts worldwide compare hawtrown berry benefits to the benefits of rhodiola rosea.

Hawthorn contains: flavanoids, amines (tyramine), proanthocyanidins (OPC), the steroidal saponins, triterpene, tannins, soluble cellulose, carotenoids, choline, digestive enzymes, tartaric and citric acids, vitamins C, K, E.

Contains macro elements: calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and trace elements: magnesium, copper, zinc, molybdenum, chromium, aluminum, selenium, nickel, iodine and boron.

Hawthorn Berry Herb is also known to be good for:

  • functional disorders of the heart (tachycardia, arrhythmia, heart failure, tachyarrhythmia)
  • prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke
  • bio-cleaning of all blood fats – cholesterol, triglycerides (also dissolves calcium tiles in blood vessels)
  • for lowering high blood pressure
  • the regulation of heart muscle
  • for better circulation of the heart, brain (similar to hericium erinaceus mushroom), legs
  • strengthens the capillaries and blood vessels (wall)
  • strong antioxidant
  • remarkable for lymph drainage (anti-cellulite and joint diseases)
  • helps with diabetes II (O.P.C.)
  • helps the liver (against bile and kidney stones)
  • for gastritis – with reduced acid
  • for quiet and a pleasant dream

Hawthorn Berry Herb Side Effects

Hawthorn is known as one of the safest herbal medicinal preparations. Although there are data on the nausea, sweating, weakness and rash, these hawthorn berry herb side effects are rare. It seems that taking hawthorn preparations with drugs prescribed for heart disease is safe and certainly you may be able to reduce the dose of standard drugs. However, before using hawthorn you should consult a physician. Also, never decrease the dose or stop taking prescribed medication, unless your doctor advises so.