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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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Marrubium vulgare, Ajuga iva, Crataegus monogyna and Achillea odorata are weakly foraged, and their distribution and low flowering abundance could not distinguish a specific honeydew periods.
Bahorun TF, Trotin JP, Vasseur J, Pinkas M (1994) Antioxidant activities of Crataegus monogyna extracts.
Fruit fate, frugivory, and fruit characteristics: a study of the hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna (Rosaceae).
Ademas, los tipos Lavandula stoechas, Crataegus monogyna e Hypecoum imberbe, que rebasaron el 2% de representacion media, Erica arborea, Lotus creticus, Prunus spinosa, Rubus ulmifolius y las formas Lilium sp.
The effects of a triterpene fraction isolated from Crataegus monogyna Jag, on different acnte inflammation models in rats and mice.
In gaps and open stands also appeared Crataegus monogyna subsp.
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).
For hedges such as Ligustrum (privet) and Crataegus monogyna (hawthorn), which have strong upright growth habits, prune the plants back to 15-30cms (6"-12") above ground level in late spring and in late summer clip back lateral growth (side growth from a shoot).
Myth and legend lose a bit of their magic though when you stick botanical names on them and the Holy Thorn is a variety of the common hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, and is either C.
and by burning thin branches of holm-oak and oaks, branches of Crataegus monogyna Jacq.