hawthorn

(redirected from Crataegus)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Crataegus: Crataegus oxyacantha, Passiflora

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Pharmacological and clinical results with Crataegus special extracts in cardiac insufficiency." ESCOP Phytotelegram, 1994; 6:20-6.
Analysis of presence/absence sequences at the level of individual species indicated that three species (Crataegus viridis, Prunus umbellata and Quercus rubra) were significantly ordered with respect to species number and seven species (Carya tomentosa, Crataegus spathulata, Crataegus viridis, Prunus umbellata, Quercus rubra, Q.
The herbs used in the experiments were supplied by Fares Bio Vital Laboratories, Romania: thistle (Silybum marianum L.)-[Y.sub.thistle], hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)-[Y.sub.hawthorn], sage (Salvia officinalis L.)-[Y.sub.sage], and marjoram (Origanum vulgare L.)-[Y.sub.marjoram].
Fuentes de atraccion y preferencia de oviposicion de Conotrachelus crataegi Walsh (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) en Crataegus spp.
The following day, Rhodiolae Kirliowii Radix et Rhizoma or Crataegus pinnatifida Fructus extract was added to each well at various concentrations, and the cells were incubated for 72 h at 37[degrees]C in a humidified incubator.
The Crataegus genus has been recognized as a medicinal and ornamental plant tree, comprising approximately 1000 species worldwide [1, 2].
Biology and damage of Conotrachelus crataegi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in tejocote (Crataegus spp.) in Mexico
The hawthorn plant (Crataegus species) is widely used worldwide in herbal medicine to treat a broad range of diseases such as heart diseases (Tassell et al., 2010), atherosclerosis (Quettier-Deleu et al., 2003), and anti-platelet function (Shatoor et al., 2012).
This study aimed at examining the antihypertensive effect and related mechanisms of hydroalcoholic extract of Crataegus azarolus subspecies aronia fruit in rats with renovascular hypertension.
Yr ail ryfeddod oedd fod blodau ar y ddraenen wen (Crataegus monogyna; Hawthorn).
Declume, "Inhibition of thromboxane A2 biosynthesis in vitro by the main components of Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn) flower heads," Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, vol.