Hawthorn’s flavonoids have been shown to enhance the connective
tissue structure of the endothelial lining of the heart cavities and
the blood and lymph vessels, thus optimizing their resiliency against
the damages of injury, disease, stress, and aging. Hawthorn dilates
the coronary artery and thereby enhances blood flow to the myocardium
(heart muscle). By inhibiting phosphodiesterase, Hawthorn’s flavans
have a favorable effect on the myocardium’s calcium metabolism,
thereby increasing its contractile power and promoting its normal rhythm.
Uses: This compound is a restorative and nutritive
tonic for the heart specifically, and the circulatory vessels
in general. Although not a specific remedy for any one heart condition,
it is still very much recommended as supportive therapy in any functional
derangement of the heart such as: angina, valvular deficiency
(with or without enlargement), endo-myocarditis and pericarditis,
tachycardia, “rheumatic heart,” cardiac neuralgia, palpitation,
“heart weakness” and associated neurasthenia. It
also serves well as adjunct therapy in the treatment of hypertension.
Dose: Three times per day, take 30 to 40 drops in water.
Take last dose of the day just before bedtime.
Cautions: Heart disease and hypertension can be very
serious health problems and should be treated under the guidance of
a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Hawthorn can potentiate the cardiac glycoside action of Digitalis (or
other related drugs like Digitoxin, Digoxin, Gitalin,). Therefore, those
who take these drugs while taking Hawthorn should have their heart medication
monitored by a physician.
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