Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The leaf, the flower and the bulb of the plant

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA is mainly used to treat heart diseases and pressure.
The roots are said to stimulate the arteries of the heart.
It increases the blood flow to the heart muscles and restores normal heart beat. This effect is brought about by the presence of bioflavonoids in the fruit that are also strongly antioxidant, helping to prevent or reduce degeneration of the blood vessels.
The fruit is antispasmodic, cardiac, diuretic, sedative, tonic and vasodilator.
Both the fruits and flowers have a hypotensive effect as well as acting as a direct and mild heart tonic. They are especially indicated in the treatment of weak heart combined with high blood pressure, they are also used to treat a heart muscle weakened by age, for inflammation of the heart muscle, arteriosclerosis and for nervous heart problems.
The bark is astringent and has been used in the treatment of malaria and other fevers.
It is also used for contraction in the womb, and as astringent in respiratory and digestive system.
In all aforementioned health problems it can be used in herbal tea 3 times daily.

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Combinations & Contraindications

It can be combined with Allium sativum and Arnica montana as a remedy in angina and in reduced blood circulation.
Do not use in overdose. It might cause arterial pressure and sedation.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA used for heart diseases, tachycardia, arterial pressure and as astringent in respiratory and digestive system.

Dissemination & Use