Hawthorn has become increasingly popular in the realm of alternative medicine, in treating cardiac and circulatory affections. The tonic energizing effects of this marvelous plant have been discovered in the 18th century by an English priest – John Wesley. He observed that his horses were amazingly reinvigorated after having eaten hawthorn fruits.
Hawthorn – amazing medicine for the heart
Studies developed in animals and humans have confirmed the popular belief that hawthorn is a miraculous natural remedy in treating cardiovascular diseases. The plant aims at growing the blood flux inside the coronary arteries while at the same time improving blood circulation. It also grows the oxygenation of the muscular, cardiac cells, while helping regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Hawthorn successfully treats arterial hypertension, hypotension, or an abnormal heart rate.
Researchers studied the effects of hawthorn on persons suffering from cardiac insufficiency and noticed that the plant significantly enhances the heart’s proper functioning while treating the symptoms associated with this particular condition including fatigue, weariness, palpitations.
Other studies have shown that hawthorn contributes to combating chest pains caused by angina, and improves the blood flux to the heart.
Hawthorn effectively treats circulatory affections that are widely common in elderly people. The symptoms associated with these affections are dizziness, memory loss, and lack of lucidity. For this reason, this plant has been entitled “the medicine of the aged heart”.
- Weak and abnormal pulse
- Valvular murmurs
- Shortness of breath
- Cold skin sensation
- Bruising of the fingers
- Circulatory affections
- Cardiac inflammations
The most powerful hawthorn remedy is hawthorn tincture. You can prepare it at home, using hawthorn fruits and vodka, or purchase it in naturist shops. 10-20 drops a day should be taken for best results. A normal treatment can be carried out for a couple of months. Still, for a longer treatment, it is best to opt for hawthorn tea, as it is less concentrated.