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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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