Liquid hawthorn supplements: what you need to know
Herbal and plant based supplements are increasingly being recognized and valued for their beneficial properties. Hawthorn is one such plant/shrub that has been in use for centuries and grown all over the world now. Take a look here at how it’s valued for its medicinal properties:
What is hawthorn?
Hawthorn is basically a berry that comes from a small, spiny tree that is native to Mediterranean regions. It contains rich bioflavonoids. But the leaves and flowers of the hawthorn plant also contain flavonoids with curative properties. The hawthorn berry or fruit is chiefly used in treating cardiovascular diseases. It’s also used to treat kidney and digestive problems.
How hawthorn can help in fighting diseases
Hawthorn is best known for maintaining various heart functions and blood vessels. It’s useful in promoting regular heart rhythms, improving circulation and helps maintain normal blood pressure. The bioflavonoids act as potent antioxidants and help lower high blood pressure.
The hawthorn leaf and flower extracts help in congestive heart failure and helps stabilize angina conditions. Hawthorn extract, liquid or pills/capsules can be used as a dietary supplement to promote healthy heart conditions.
Possible side effects
While hawthorn is considered safe for most adults when used in the recommended dosage, there can be rare side effects. When it interacts with other drugs, like with other heart medication, it can sometimes result in an upset stomach, dizziness or palpitations and headache. It’s best taken under the supervision of your health practitioner who’s completely aware of your medical history.
How to use it
The leaf and flower are used to make liquid extracts and mixed with water and alcohol to be consumed in liquid form. Dry extracts of cayenne pepper and hawthorn are consumed in the form of tablets or capsules.
Consumed as a blend of cayenne hawthorn berry, it’s a formidable combination. Cayenne pepper is red hot and works to reduce cholesterol and fat deposits and triglyceride levels. Combined with the hawthorn berry, it helps reduce chances of developing arteriosclerosis and helps keep the heart and circulatory system healthy.