Home / Dried Botanicals / Hawthorn Berries 50g Hawthorn Berries 50g£3.05 One of the oldest known medicinal plants, Hawthorn was prescribed by the Ancient Greek physician Dioscorides in the first century AD as a remedy for heart problems. Latin name: Crataegus laevigata Alternative names: Haw, May, Mayblossom, Mayflower 10 in stock Hawthorn Berries 50g quantity Add to basket Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description Hawthorne Berries: Cardiac tonic, Diuretic, Astringent, Mild Sedative, Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant. Containing a plethora of powerful antioxidants, Hawthorn Berries are known to be potent vasodilators, helping to keep high blood pressure (hypertension) in check. Latin name: Crataegus monogyna Alternative names: Hawberry, May, Mayblossom, Mayflower, Quickthorn, Whitethorn. The name haw, originally an Old English term for hedge (from the Anglo-Saxon term haguthorn, “a fence with thorns”), also applies to the fruit. Traditional Uses: One of the oldest known medicinal plants, Hawthorn was prescribed by the Ancient Greek physician Dioscorides in the first century AD as a remedy for heart problems. The Hawthorn Berry has a long history as the herb to strengthen your heart – both physically and emotionally. Native American Indians used them as a heart tonic and also for gastrointestinal complaints. History: The Hawthorn tree is steeped in Celtic mythology and history, with many tales of the trees being inhabited by the Faery Folk. “Thomas the Rhymer”, a Scottish mystic and poet of the thirteenth century, is said to have met the Faery Queen by a Hawthorn bush from where she led him on a brief sojourn into the Faery Underworld. When he returned he found he had been gone for seven years! Britain’s most famous Hawthorn is the Holy Thorn Tree in Glastonbury. Legend tells that upon arriving on these Isles, Joseph of Arimathea, climbed Wearyall Hill and drove his staff into the ground. It then burst into life, growing into a thorn tree which unusually flowers twice a year – once in May and then again at Christmas. Contains: Bioflavonoids Vitexin Quercetin Hyperoside Crataegin Carotene Flavonoids Sugars Precautions: Whilst side effects are uncommon there have been a few cases of mild nausea, dizziness, sweating and skin rashes. Can interact with prescription medications. Hawthorn may affect blood pressure, and should not be taken with medications for high blood pressure, including beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers, medications for “male enhancement” (many of which are based on blood vessel dilation and increasing blood flow), and medications that increase blood flow to the heart. Additionally, people taking digoxin should not take Hawthorn. Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Related Products Additional information Weight 60 g Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first to review “Hawthorn Berries 50g” Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a review. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.