Hawthorn tincture - 50ml

Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) favorably affects the heart and arteries.

It can expand coronary arteries, increase energy of heart.

In patients with heart disease improves performance of the heart muscle and regulates cardiac arrhythmia...


  1. Description of herb

  2. Healing effects

  3. Preparation and dosing

  4. Side effects


Water, fine alcohol (minimum 35 vol.% Alk./ethanol), Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn flower, leaf) - 7.5 g dried drug/100 ml extract, vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid).

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Store in a dry place at room temperature. Do not store in direct sunlight or in frost.

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Country of origin

Czech Republic

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Description of herb

Hawthorn - a deciduous shrub with thorns growing up to 2.5 cm in length - is widespread throughout Western and Central Europe, where it occurs in semi-shady places, on forest edges and along streams. The Latin name Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) is derived from the Greek krataigos = strong, for heavy and hard wood and thorns, formerly used as a weapon.

Dried flowers and fruits are used for medicinal purposes, which are harvested at full maturity (September to October) before the onset of the first autumn frosts and dried with artificial heat up to 70°C, to prepare a decoction that improves heart function, lowers blood pressure, helps with insomnia and has calming effects if taken for a long time. It is suitable to combine it with Sea buckthorn. The bred varieties of Hawthorn have no healing effects.

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Healing effects

Hawthorn is a natural remedy with which only long and regular use can achieve remarkable success.

Hawthorn has a positive effect on the activity of the heart and arteries, can dilate the coronary arteries, increase the supply of heart energy, in patients with heart disease improves the performance of the heart muscle and corrects the heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). These inconspicuous but valuable effects on the heart are related to its rich reserves of plant compounds called flavoids, especially oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPKs), which have strong antioxidant activity.

It dilates the arteries by abolishing the effect of the enzyme ACE enzyme (angiotensin), which in turn narrows the arteries. This effect improves blood flow through the arteries and is therefore a suitable medicine for patients with angina pectoris (relieves chest pain).

Chronically contracted arteries can lead to permanently high blood pressure (the heart must exert more pressure against inelastic arteries), so hawthorn lowers blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

It is also likely to block enzymes that weaken the heart muscle, boosting the heart's performance as a pump. Because of this property, hawthorn has particularly beneficial effects in people with mild heart disease who do not need strong drugs, such as digitalis. In addition, the antioxidant properties of hawthorn can prevent vascular damage associated with the formation of fatty plaques in the coronary arteries.

It has an antisclerotic effect, soothes cardiac neurosis, is used to treat myocardial infarction, to prevent ischemic heart disease, swelling of cardiac origin, migraines or menopausal problems. The beneficial effects of hawthorn have been reported especially with its long-term use by elderly people with "heart failure". It is also indicated in younger people whose heart is burdened by stress or illness.

As a supportive drug, hawthorn is likely to have a calming effect in people suffering from insomnia.

Hawthorn is also thought to protect collagen, a protein that is part of the connective tissue that is damaged by some diseases, especially osteoarthritis and arthritis.

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Active substances

  • triterpene acid
  • aminopurines (adenosine, adenine, guanine)
  • flavonoids
  • anthocyanins
  • quercetin
  • pectins
  • saponins
  • tannins
  • carotenes
  • sugars
  • vitamins B and C

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Astringent, cardioprotective, anticonvulsant, anti-flatulence, diuretic, sedative, stimulant.

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Recommended at

  • Angina pectoris, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, myocarditis, arteriosclerosis
  • It harmonizes blood pressure by regulating heart activity - long-term use can lower blood pressure
  • Suitable for heart muscle weakened by age
  • Strengthens blood vessels, reduces heart palpitations, helps with vascular insufficiency, blood clots (embolism, inflammation of the veins)
  • Dilates coronary vessels (restoration of the heart muscle wall)
  • It lowers cholesterol
  • Helps against insomnia
  • It supports digestion, relieves diarrhea, anorexia and is good for wateriness

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1-2 times a day 15-30 drops. The tincture can be added to the drink.

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Side effects

Should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under three years of age.

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REMEMBER: Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.