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The THORNS are the giveaway. There are over 100 very different varieties. Flowers are usually white, 5 petals, with toothy-edged leaves. Berries ripen in fall. No poisonous lookalikes. You can eat the berries straight off the tree, but don’t eat the seeds. Hawthorn is for the HEART. Antioxidant and bioflavonoid rich, good for cardiovascular system, gentle but powerful, contains numerous phytochemicals that make heart more efficient pump, increasing output of blood from the heart, and decreasing resistance from blood vessels, therefore making it great for both high and low blood pressure, angina, cardiovascular circulation. Hawthorn berry binds to, coats and protects your heart cells. Reduces cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and tachycardia (racing heartbeat). Hawthorn is also good for memory, diarrhea, dysentery, boosts appetite, used for stress, anxiety, nervous palpitations, insomnia, kidney stones, night sweats, menopause. Recognizable by its inch-long thorns all over the branches- sometimes up to 4 inches long! (10cm). Berries start green and end up like bright red rose hips, even tart tasting like rose hips. High in vitamin C, iron and lots of wonderful nutrients. Do not think though, that simply taking hawthorn is going to heal your heart. You need to stop doing the things that caused the problem in the first place. Read the book “Heal Yourself 101” for learning true health.
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Proanthocyanidins belong to a flavonoid subgroup containing a flavan-3-ol unit, epicatechin, and/or catechin [40], which have been reported to have beneficial effects for the endothelium blood vessels by inhibiting endothelin-1 release and improving the blood circulation [41]; consequently, they are considered as the phenolic compounds responsible for Crataegus species to be used for treatment of diseases such as heart failure [42].
pubescens) over other Crataegus species with a smaller content of flavonoids already used for therapeutic purposes [35, 36].
(2012) have discussed in detail the phytochemicals that have been reported in Crataegus species
Table 2 List of Crataegus species accepted in different pharmacopoeias.
Crataegus species have received extensive attention in many scientific researches particularly on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, In recent years, the effectiveness of the plant has been investigated on various disorders [36, 37], Many researches have shown its antioxidant, cardioprotective, anticarcinogenic effects [27, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42], The major activity of the plant is thought to be provided by its flavonoid content, Flavonoids are biochemically active compounds with antiinflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties [43], They have extensive biological properties that promote human health and help reduce the risk of disease [44], As it is known, the values of ALT and AST are used as biochemical markers ofliver damage [45], From the biochemical analyses, C.
The main aim of this paper is to present a detailed study on microsporogenesis and Pollen morphology of Crataegus babakhanloui and than to use the result of pollen feature for evaluating of taxonomic relationships among Crataegus species.
[20] Zhou et al [39] from Turkish Crataegus species, Aytug et al [1], Pehlivan [28] and Donmez [14] have been studied.
Proanthocyanidins are regarded as the bioactive constituents of Crataegus species, employed in the treatment of hypertension.The standardized Crataegus extract WS 1442, currently in clinical use, induced vasodilatation in rat vessel rings pre-contracted by phenylephrine (IC50 15.1 [+ or -] 0.6 [mu]g/m1; Brixius et al.
No pharmacokinetic studies were made in the present investigation, and no references of this type of studies with Crataegus species have been conducted in humans.