Hawthorn (Crategus laevigata) is great for heart health. It is considered a cardiovascular tonic which means it actually strengthens the normal function and structure of the cardiovascular system! It is also a hypotensive (decreases blood pressure), a mild hypolipidemic (decreases cholesterol), and also an antioxidant.
From an energetic standpoint the essence is thought to clear the mind of negative thoughts and mental confusion. It also give patience and offers stillness.
Hawthorn can be helpful in:
- Congestive heart failure
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Angina (chest pain)