Hawthorn may help combat angina, caused by low blood flow to the heart.
In addition, it strengthens heart muscles and helps to rid the body of excess salt and water.
High blood pressure
Hawthorn berries may also be useful for controlling blood pressure.
In addition to the antioxidants eliminating dangerous toxins from the body, the vitamin C in hawthorn berries are also boosting the activity of your white blood cells to increase your overall health!
In many traditional medicines, hawthorn berries are used for certain psychological conditions, including stress, anxiety and even depression.
Hawthorn may have an impact on hormonal levels, which would explain why so many cultures of the past believed it was the cure “for a broken heart.”
The many organic compounds found in hawthorn interact with gut flora to improve digestion. Additionally, the fiber in hawthorn improves the digestive process, helping with constipation, bloating and cramping.
Apart from improving nutrient uptake and eliminating constipation, it’s also suggested that hawthorn may help eliminate intestinal infections like tapeworms.
Research shows that hawthorn may lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Many studies conclude that hawthorn can expand the coronary blood vessels, which allows for more blood to circulate through the body. That means a higher level of energy or alertness. When the body is properly oxygenated, cognitive skills improve, energy levels rise and metabolism can work at optimum levels.
Hawthorn berries contain active compounds with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals, which alter cell membranes, hinder DNA and cause cell death. Free radicals contribute to premature aging and many other health problems, including heart disease. Antioxidants found in hawthorn counteract free radicals and may reduce or prevent some of the damage they cause.
10 drops a day under your tongue or dilluted in water 3 times a day.
Potential side effects:
Although modern drugs are effective in preventing cardiovascular disorders, their use is often limited due to their side effects. Most of the adverse effects from using hawthorn berries are mild to moderate.
Side effects may include upset stomach, sweating, fatigue, nausea, agitation or dizziness. More serious side effects include shortness of breath, severe allergic reactions, heart irregularities and mood swings. Therefore, before adding hawthorn to your diet, speak with your doctor.
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