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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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Preparation of hawthorn extracts and fractions: Hawthorn extract was prepared from three source materials: Heartcare[R] tablets standardized to 18.
All groups showed a decline in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, but the hawthorn group showed a greater reduction in the resting diastolic levels compared than the other groups did.
Hawthorn then dumped the car and ran off before he was eventually caught in the village.
Naturalist Ken Stott, of Guilsfield, near Welshpool, said there was far more hawthorn blossom this spring than any other he could remember over the past three decades.
Hawthorn came to her partner's aid and was punched repeatedly by the inmates until they were restrained with the help of other guards, Nipper said.
The leaves, flowers, and berries of the Crataegus species were used by native Americans for kidney, bladder, and heart ailments, while practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine considered hawthorn to be a remedy for stomach ailments, scurvy, and abdominal or chest pain.
Hawthorn preparations were used in Europe and the United States during the first half of the 20th century Hawthorn remains popular in Germany, where the agent is approved by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices for the treatment of New York Heart Association class II heart failure.
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