Hawthorn berry - Crataegus laevigata - Crataegus monogyna
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Origen: Croatia or England
Constituent Value of Hawthorn berry
Flavonoids, of the leaf and flower, and procyanidins of the fruit, are thought to be the most pharmacologically active constituents of hawthorn. Other constituents include triterpene acids and phenolic acids.
Berries, leaves, and flowers of hawthorn are phytochemically similar in composition, differing primarily in the ratio of specific flavonoids and procyanidins present. Berries are rich in hyperoside, while leaves contain higher levels of vitexin-2-rhamnoside. Was detected significant levels of vitexin-2-rhamnoside in flowers.
Hawthorn contains around 1 to 2% flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (1-3%), saponins, phenolic acids (chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid), 2-(2-Phenylethyl) chromone derivatives (in the flowers, leaves and buds), amine (phenethylamine, metoksyfenetylamin, dopamine, acetylcholine and tyramine) and triterpenes based on ursolic acid and oleanolic acid.
Increasingly, modern studies are pointing to the hawthorn plant as a valuable therapy for cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Health Benefits of Hawthorn berry - Crataegus laevigata
Heart Health, Blood Pressure, Containing a plethora of powerful antioxidants, Hawthorn Berries are known to be potent vasodilators, helping to keep high blood pressure (hypertension), Heart Failure, Angina, Digestive Health.
Many, but not all, studies suggest a benefit for Hawthorn for this use. According to a review of 14 studies that included a total of 855 chronic heart failure patients, hawthorn may help manage symptoms and improve physiologic outcomes when used as a supporting treatment for chronic heart failure. The review's findings indicate that treatment with hawthorn may lead to an improvement in exercise tolerance and in symptoms, such as fatigue and shortness of breath.
High Blood Pressure
Studies with hawthorn are conflicting for its effectiveness in reducing high blood pressure. In a pilot study published in 2002, 38 mildly hypertensive volunteers were assigned to a daily supplement of 600 milligrams of magnesium, 500 milligrams of hawthorn extract, a combination of magnesium and hawthorn, or a placebo After 10 weeks, the 19 subjects who took hawthorn extract showed a greater reduction in resting diastolic blood pressure than other study members. What's more, hawthorn-taking participants were found to have lower levels of anxiety.
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