Herbal Information on Hawthorn Berry in Bulk Powder Form
Common Name: Hawthorn Berry
Botanical Name: Crataegus pinnatifida fruit (Crataeguss laevigata)
Channels/Meridians: Spleen, Stomach, Liver
Pin Yin Name: Shan Zha
Other Names: Hawthorn Fruit, Hawthorn Berries, Hawthorne Berry, May Flower, WhiteHorn, English Hawthorn, Crataegi Fructus
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 500 Grams (1.1 pounds)
Form: Powder - Fine powder 80 to 100 mesh size (similar to the consistency of baking flour)
Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.
Brand: Plum Flower, species - authenticated herbs
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Not use with high blood pressure medication. Do not use if over abundance of stomach acid.
Naturally Occurring Chemical Components: L-epicatechin; quercetin; hyperoside; chlorogenic acid; citric acid and its monomethyl ester, dimethyl ester, trimethyl ester; sucrose; flavan polymer; and ursolic acid.
Product Properties: Sour, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Possible Side Effects of Hawthorn and Hawthorn Berries
Possible side effects of hawthorn include headache, dizziness or an upset stomach, although it is widely regarded to be safe over a short period of time for the majority of adults. However, it is important to point out that hawthorn should only be taken under the qualified supervision of your medical practitioner. Hawthorn is primarily used as a cardiac tonic because it has been shown to increase oxygen utilization by the heart. It acts as a mild dilator of the heart and as a peripheral vasodilator.
More About Hawthorn Berries
Hawthorns are small trees or flowering shrubs, members of the rose family. Native to the regions of Northern Europe, they can be successfully grown all over the world. Herbalist are particularly interested in the small, red, hawthorn berries, although leaves and flowers have also been found to have special properties. Hawthorn is rich in flavonoids, and is noted for its capacity to support the normal activity of the heart. Hawthorn’s bioflavonoids well documented antioxidant activity, which is vital for protecting the heart from the ravages of free radicals.
How Hawthorn Berries Are Used: Hawthorn berries are often supplied simply dried, but a word of warning, they are extremely hard (a bit like peppercorns) so, if you want to make some hawthorn infusion you are advised to crush them first. When the berries are sliced first the texture is more of dried fruit.
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About Plum Flower Quality Herb Powders
Plum Flower is an established worldwide manufacturer of high-quality Chinese herbs, and innovative Chinese medicinal herbs and products. Plum Flower uses sulfur-free herbs and laboratory tests its products for contamination and heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, and pesticides.
- Made at GMP internationally certified facilities (Good Manufacturing Practices) Quality control tests are done at the manufacturing site and at third party labs to confirm results.
- Manufactured using Unsulfured, Chlorine free, Aluminum Phosphate free herbs when possible.
- Microbials and heavy metals tested. No preservatives.
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