Hawthorn is a very surprising plant, from the Rosaceae family, which is nicknamed "white thorn". It’s the plant of the heart! Bud macerate combines the action on the heart rate and tension of the flower, and the action on the heart muscle of the fruit. In short, it is preferred for the fragile of heart. Hawthorn bud macerate will be very suitable for situations of hypertension and hypotension, arrhythmia, insomnia. Latin name: Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC. Part used: Fresh buds and/or young shoots

This article was updated on 19/07/2023

For what problems should it be used?

  • Cardiac system ++++ : Arrhythmia, Extrasystole, Hypotension, Infarction (continued), Hypertension, Palpitations, Tachycardia

  • Endocrine system +++ : Hyperthyroidism

  • Nervous system +++ : Anxiety, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Stress, Memory problems

How to use it alone?

Adults and adolescents : 5 to 15 drops per day in a glass of water, divided into 1 to 3 doses during the day depending on the case, 15 minutes before a meal for 3 weeks. Start with 5 drops and increase gradually:

  • or one drop per day up to 15,
  • i.e. 5 drops the first week, 10 the second and 15 the last.

Children over 3 years old : 1 drop per day for 10 kilos. Start with 1 drop and gradually increase.

Synergistic uses

    Arrhythmia

    Hawthorn can be combined with one of the two bud macerates known for their calming and sedative action, useful in cases of arrhythmia: Fig tree where the Linden.

    Hypertension

    Hawthorn can be associated with Linden for its sedative action, and to the bud macerate ofOlivier which acts slowly, but surely to lower tension.

    Hypotension

    Hawthorn can be used in combination with macerate of buds of Oak, preferably taken in the morning, which stimulates the production of adrenal hormones.

    Palpitations

    If Hawthorn is a cardiac regulator, it is interesting to combine it with a bud macerate with calming properties in cases of palpitations, such as Linden.

    Tachycardia

    Hawthorn and Linden form a duo of bud macerates that are very useful when the heart is racing, in cases of tachycardia for example. They will thus regulate the heart rate in order to calm it down.

    Hyperthyroidism

    Hawthorn can be combined with other bud macerates with hypothyroid action to act against hyperthyroidism: Bloody Dogwood and the Viburnum.

    Anguish

    THE Linden combines with the second bud macerate best known for its calming action, Fig tree. In the event of a manifestation of cardiac origin, Hawthorn can complete their action.

Main properties

  • cardiac regulator :

    hawthorn is the plant of the heart par excellence. It is a regulator of nervous and cardiac contractile activity. It strengthens the systole and contractile action of the heart and tones the myocardium. Hawthorn bud macerate is, in short, indicated for all disorders linked to heart rhythm. It also acts as an anti-thrombophilic and antispasmodic. It is also a great remedy for functional arrhythmias. It has the ability to normalize blood pressure intelligently, and thus acts in cases of both hypotension and hypertension.

  • vasodilator :

    hawthorn improves coronary blood flow through a coronodilatory action. It induces better irrigation of the heart, and thus better cardiac resistance. It protects the heart from aging. It also improves cerebral blood circulation and acts on sleep to make it more restful.

  • sedative :

    hawthorn has anxiolytic and sympathicolytic properties. Its bud macerate acts as a sedative for the nervous system when it can no longer go to sleep.

  • antisclerotic :

    hawthorn bud macerate fights against hardening and degeneration of arterial walls. Its antisclerotic action is also visible on lung tissues. It is therefore preferred when the breathing difficulties are directly linked to the heart, when the synchronicity between the heart and the lungs is disrupted.

Precautions for use

  • Hawthorn bud macerate is a herbal food supplement. It does not replace a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. It is important to keep it out of the reach of children and not to exceed the recommended daily dose. Dosages must be adapted for young children.
  • Hawthorn bud macerate is authorized for the whole family, except for babies under 3 years old and pregnant women.
  • Seek medical advice in case ofhypothyroidism.
  • Store away from light and heat.

What does a good Hawthorn bud macerate look like?

Botanical characteristics
  • Latin name: Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC.
  • Botanical family: Rosaceae
  • Distilled part: fresh buds
Composition
  • Composition: Alcohol* 32%, Water, Vegetable Glycerin*, Hawthorn bud extract (Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC.)*.
Organoleptic characteristics
  • Appearance: liquid - possible cloudiness
  • Color: orange-brown
  • Odor: fruity, slightly alcoholic.
  • Taste: fruity, alcoholic.

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