As this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.
Hawthorn Berries Health Benefits include;
1. Aids Treatment of Heart Problems
Hawthorn Berries are known for being beneficial for heart function. It has been primarily studied for congestive heart failure (the heart having trouble pumping blood around the body). With 50% of the study participants stating that they had improved and were able to exercise better. 83% of the participants stated that their congestive heart failure symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath, were alleviated. A later study was completed for a 2 month basis, where participants consumed 900mg/day, showed that it worked just as effectively as a low dose of Captropil, a heart medication.
2. Reduces Lactic Acid
Hawthorn, whilst improving good blood-circulation in the body, can decrease lactic acid, which in-turn will prevent the heart (muscle) pain.
3. Regulates Blood-Pressure
As Hawthorn Berries act on heart problems, they are also beneficial for stabilising Blood-pressure.
4. Reduces Sore Throat Symptoms
Drinking Hawthorn Herbal Tea can cure a sore throat. The astringent in the herbal tea, can heal a raw and sore throat.
5. Assists Insomnia and 6. Reduces Anxiety
Hawthorn is beneficial for nervous conditions such as Insomnia and Anxiety.
7. Aids Digestion and 8. Treats Intestinal Infections
Hawthorn does not just have a calming affect on the nerves, but also has the same effect on the digestion. As well as aiding digestion, Hawthorn can also treat Intestinal Infections.
9. Treats Skin Sores and Ulcers
Hawthorn is rich in anti-oxidants that are great for skin health. When used topically, it is great for Skin Sores, Ulcers, Burns and Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and itching.
10. Aids Menstrual Problems
As Hawthorn promotes blood-circulation, it is great for alleviating menstrual problems, such as pain/cramps.
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