What is Hawthorn?

What is Hawthorn?

Hawthorn can help improve the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during contractions, widen the blood vessels, and increase the transmission of nerve signals. Uses & Effectiveness?

What are the side effects of Hawthorn?

Hawthorn is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when used at recommended doses short-term (up to 16 weeks). It is not known whether hawthorn is safe when used long-term. In some people, hawthorn can cause nausea, stomach upset, fatigue, sweating, headache, dizziness, palpitations, nosebleeds, insomnia, agitation, and other problems.

What is hawthorn berries used for?

The leaves, berries, and flowers of hawthorn are used to make medicine. Hawthorn is most commonly used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Hawthorn is sometimes found in candied fruit slices, jam, jelly, and wine.

Do hawthorn leaf products help heart failure?

Some research suggests that specific hawthorn products may improve symptoms in some people with mild to moderate heart failure. But other research shows that these products may actually worsen heart failure and increase the risk of death or hospitalization.