Hawthorn – Buds
- Cardiac symptoms and conditions
- Psychological emotional heart issues
Traditionally used for heart problems, Crataegus oxyacantha serves as the perfect example of how a bud can incorporate all the properties of the whole plant. It possesses both the calming properties of the flowers (cardiac rhythm, tension) and the tonic influence of the fruit on the heart muscle.
The macerate has a positive inotropic and chronotropic action. Detoxifies the heart & reinforces the contractibility of the heart. A sedative for the central nervous system. The actions are predominantly at the repolarisation phase of the heartbeat normalising the S-T space. The cardiac remedy by excellence, cardiotonic by systolic fortification, slowing down the heart rate, coronarian vasodilatator, mild hypotensor, sympathetic regulator, antispasmodic. Antithrombotic (dissolves plaque). It also has hormonal, digestive and pulmonary properties.
It intervenes in any degenerative disease leading to tissue sclerosis.
Drug interactions: Digitalis: Reinforces the action of Digitalis.
Sympathomimetics: Antagonizes and may increase depression of the central nervous system and hypotension when used simultaneously with anticonvulsants, antihistamines, antipsychotics, benzodiazepine and anti-tricyclic antidepressants, therefore start with low doses and increase progressively until the desired therapeutic level is attained all the while being sure to closely monitor the patient.
ECG: Stop the Crataegus 3 days prior to an ECG (the ECG will appear normal while a problem may be masked by the action of this bud) angina, arrhythmia, tachycardia.
HerbalGem gemmo complex that contains Crataegus oxyacantha:
G4 COR-GEM (circulation & healthy blood pressure complex)
G26 FEM50+GEM (woman 50+ complex)
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerin to extract all their active principles.
Ingredients | Each drop contains:
Crataegus oxyacantha* (Hawthorn buds) (extract 1:20 … 2.5 mg) 0.05 ml
Non-medicinal ingredients: alcohol, water, glycerin.
*Organic certification by Certisys-BE1
Adults and children > 12 years 5-15 drops daily, between meals, pure or diluted in water, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
- Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
- Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless directed by a health care practitioner.
- Use with caution when on cardiac medication, especially Digitalis/Digoxin.
- Do not use if safety seal is broken.
- Keep out of reach of small children.
For more information please consult your health care practitioner.