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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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Las tres especies de la subfamilia Maloideae: Crataegus mexicana (tejocote), Pyrus communis (pera) y Pyrus malus (manzana), presentaron porosidad difusa y de las dos especies de la subfamilia Prunoideae: Prunus armeniaca (chabacano) presento porosidad anular y Prunus domestica (ciruela) presento porosidad semicircular.
Holubarsch agreed, noting that the compound used in the trial uses flowers and leaves of the Crataegus tree and is produced at a fixed concentration.
The influence of Crataegus on global cardiac insufficiency.
Homogeneous fruits samples were collected at the harvest time of the determined Crataegus azarolus L.
Crataegus extract had no impact on the primary end point (composite end point of cardiac mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and hospitalization due to progression of heart failure), with a rate of 27.
b) The administration of Crataegus oxycantha improved cardiac contractility and left ventricular function.
Vogel's Crataegus tincture from Bioforce is often a popular choice.
The woody vegetation consists mainly of thickets of Crataegus mollis.
Consider planting some native shrubs and trees such as Acer campestre (Field Maple), Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn), Ilex aquifolium (English Holly), Malus prunifolia (Crab apple), Euonymus europaeus (Spindle), Rosa rugosa, Viburnum opulus (Guelder rose) and the non-native Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' (Butterfly bush).
Salix alba Huathe Hawthorn Sycamore Crataegus monogyna Platanus acenfolia Duir Great Oak Eastern Oak Quercus robur Quercus palustrus Tinne Holly Black Walnut Ilex aquifolium Juglana nigra Coll Hazel Beech Coryllus avellana Fagus sylvaticus Quert Apple Crabapple Malus sylvestris Malus spp.
Your wife should take a small glass of beetroot juice each morning and five drops of crataegus in a little water once a day until her blood pressure is back to normal.