HAWTHORN is a cardiotonic herb which means that it supports the functioning of the heart and vascular system. It is a unique herb because it can be used for both high and low blood pressure.
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- An Herbal Tonic To Promote A Healthy Heart
- Helpful Balancing Blood Pressure
- Supports Overall Cardiovascular Functions
- Easy To Use & Absorb Liquid Tincture
Hawthorn is a cardiotonic herb which means that it supports the functioning of the heart and vascular system. It is a unique herb because it can be used for both high and low blood pressure. Its blood pressure regulating effect is mediated by several components of the herb. Hawthorn, especially the berries, contains bioflavinoids. Bioflavinoids repair damaged vessels and dilate vessels in the heart and extremities. This regulates blood pressure and also improves heart pain (angina) and leg pain (peripheral vascular disease) that are due to lack of blood flow.Hawthorn also influences the angiotensin-converting enzyme, an enzyme that regulates blood pressure by balancing the amount of fluid in the vessels. Other antioxidants in hawthorn, called proanthocyanidins, decrease spasms in the blood vessels and reduce the build up of plaque in the arteries. Finally hawthorn improves heart functioning without altering the amount of blood going through the heart. This makes hawthorn a good choice for the treatment of mild heart failure.
Hawthorn may be recommended by practitioners for any of the following;in the treatment of cardiovascular ailments, including hypertension, hypotension, congestive heart failure (CHF), arrhythmia, hyperlipidemia, coronary circulation disorders, Buerger’s disease, and atherosclerosis. Hawthorn serves to increase cardiac output that has been impaired by pulmonary disease or hypertension. It is also beneficial for gastrointestinal problems. These include diarrhea, enteritis, epigastric distention, abdominal pain, acute bacillary dysentery, and indigestion. As well, Hawthorn fruit is good for treating amenorrhea (abnormal absence of menstruation) and tapeworm infections. Hawthorn has antispasmodic, diuretic, astringent, and sedative properties.
Benefits of Tinctures
Capsules, soft gels and tablets are very popular. Tinctures, however, have many advantages over these modes of delivery. The bio-availability of tinctures is very high in comparison, because unlike pills tinctures don’t rely on digestion to break them down. Tinctures are readily absorbed by the body, beginning their work in the bloodstream almost as soon as they enter the mouth. Which is a very significant benefit. Note also that:
- Tinctures can be applied externally as well as internally
- Tinctures can be stored for long periods of time, even years, without loss of effectiveness
- Tinctures can be taken relatively accurately because they are administered in drops