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Hawthorn Flower & Leaf -

Hawthorn Flower & Leaf

Hawthorn (Crataegi flos cum folium) is cultivated in various parts of the world. Due to its unique health-promoting properties, it has been used in folk medicine for a long time, e.g. for the treatment of diarrhea or insomnia. Its medicinal parts include its fruits, leaves and inflorescences. Its whitish/slightly pink flowers and leaves are the desired herbal raw material. Then how to use this plant? What properties does it have and can anyone use it?

What are the advantages of using hawthorn and why is it used for cardiovascular diseases?

Hawthorn flowers and leaves have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, support the immune system and the circulatory system. They are perfect for people who want to wake up, because they have a positive effect on reducing fatigue, dizziness and headaches.

They are rich in flavonoids - consisting mainly of glycosides. These substances make the raw material can have a positive effect on the heart. The use of hawthorn flower with leaves will also work well for the elderly, at risk of circulatory disorders and atherosclerosis.

How to use?
To obtain a health tea, use 1 teaspoon of flowers with a leaf, pour 2/3 cup of warm water and cook on low heat, covered for 2 minutes. Strain the herbs in a sieve. Such a decoction in the amount of 2/3 cup can be consumed 2 times a day, preferably after a meal.

Tea with lemon balm and hawthorn:
To obtain a light and calming tea, mix an equal amount of Hawthorn flowers and leaves and lemon balm and pour boiling water over it. After it cools down, drink it in small sips.

* Contraindications to the use of hawthorn flowers and leaves
Hawthorn should not be used by children under 12 years of age and pregnant and breastfeeding women. People with heart failure should consult their doctor before taking hawthorn infusion.
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