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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.
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First, the whitethorn is an emblem of middle age, with its reduced expectations and loss of "bloom"a floral cousin to Robert Frost's oven-bird, whose unlovely call is a reminder "that leaves are old, and that for flowers/ mid-summer is to spring as one to ten." Then, in the poem's last lines, Osherow deepens the image by contrasting the whitethorn with the burning bush, from which God speaks to Moses in the book of Exodus.
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He said: "The whitethorn is in full bloom on the hedgerows at the moment, and if it starts to turn red, then we're in for a right deluge altogether.
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Buy an olive tree, taste stone-fruited Briceland Arneis or earthy Whitethorn Pinot, and order crepes.
Outpatient sister Rachel Whitethorn said: "Chemotherapy can take many uncomfortable hours, so this donation will help patients pass the time and take their minds off the procedure."
Police were contacted by the fire service after a member of the public saw smoke coming from a house in Whitethorn Close, Huntingdon.
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