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hawthorn

/haw·thorn/ (haw´thorn) a shrub or tree of the genus Crataegus, or a preparation of the flowers, fruit, and leaves of certain of its species, having a mechanism of action similar to that of digitalis; used to decrease output in congestive heart failure; also used in traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and folk medicine.

hawthorn

an herbal product taken from a bush or tree found throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
uses It is used for poor circulation, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, high blood lipids, and high blood pressure. Several studies have shown beneficial effects of hawthorn in heart failure; there are insufficient reliable data for its other uses.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation or in children. It is also contraindicated in those with known hypersensitivity to this herb or other members of the Rosaceae family.

hawthorn

Herbal medicine
A deciduous shrub or tree that contains flavonoid glycosides, saponins, tannins and trimethylamine, which is best known for its cardiovascular activity: the active principles in hawthorn cause vasodilation, bradycardia and normalise blood pressure in both hypo- and hypertension. It has been used for angina pectoris, spasms of peripheral arteries (e.g., Raynaud phenomenon), tachyarrhythmias and insomnia; the berries are used in Chinese herbal medicine as a digestive tonic.

hawthorn,

n Latin name:
Crataegus spp.; parts used: flowers, fruits, leaves; uses: high blood pressure, arrhythmias, arteriosclerosis, Buhrger's disease, congestive heart disease, angina pectoris; precautions: patients taking beta-blockers, cardiac glycosides, CNS depressants,
Adonis vernalis, or lily of the valley. Also called
Li 132, may, maybush, quickset, thorn-apple tree, or
whitethorn.
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Hawthorn.
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One patient in the placebo group and two patients in the Crataegus group had hypertriglyceridemia, explaining the higher standard deviation and the non-estimation of LDL-C in these cases.
A randomised double blind placebo controlled clinical trial of a standardised extract of fresh Crataegus berries (Crataegisan) in the treatment of patients with congestive heart failure NYHA II.
However, unlike PDE3 inhibitors and cardiac glycosides, Crataegus extract is seldom associated with arrhythmogenic effects and has, in fact, demonstrated anti-arrhythmic potential (Muller et al.
Korodin[R] Herz-Kreislauf-Tropfen (in the following referred to as Korodin[R]) is a combination of natural D-camphor and an extract from fresh crataegus berries.
Paul's Scarlet' has much stronger coloured deep pink flowers but for the best haws, as the fruit is known, choose the eastern thorn Crataegus orientalis which bears heavy clusters of orange fruit.
There are many species of hawthorn, all in the genus Crataegus.
is a wild herbal plant of Yunnan Province, China, while Crataegus pinnatifida is widely distributed in the north of China.
Remedies: Alumina, Anagallis, Aurum, Cenchris, Clematis, Crataegus, Echinacea, Elaps, Hepar Sulphur, Hydrocotyle, Lachesis, Lathyrus, Leptandra, Mercurius, Origanum, Osmium, Naja, Platinum, Plumbum, Plutonium, Psilocibe, Stillangea.
A study of microsporogenesis and poleen morphology in crataegus babakhanloui (Rosaceae).