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Herbal Benefits And Information On Hawthorn Berry  Single Herb Extract Powder 
4 Amazing Health Benefits from the Small Red Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn berry has been used medicinally for hundreds of years.  It traditional Chinese medicine it is used to activate the blood, resolve blood stasis, rid food stagnation and promote healthy digestive function.  Today hawthorn berry is a popular cardio tonic.  A powerful antioxidant hawthorn berry benefits overall health, circulatory health, kidney health and digestion.  

Exploring the Health Benefits of Hawthorn Fruit: Nature's Heart Helper

Hawthorn fruit, also known as "Crataegus," has been revered for centuries in traditional medicine for its numerous health benefits, particularly its role in promoting heart health. This small, red fruit belongs to the Rosaceae family and is native to regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. While it may be small in size, its impact on health is significant. In this article, we delve into the depths of hawthorn fruit's benefits, exploring its nutritional profile, medicinal properties, and potential applications in promoting overall well-being.

Nutritional Profile: Hawthorn fruit is packed with essential nutrients, making it a valuable addition to any diet. It contains a variety of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B6, and vitamin B9 (folate). Additionally, hawthorn fruit is rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. These nutrients play crucial roles in maintaining various bodily functions, supporting overall health and vitality.

Medicinal Properties:

  1. Cardiovascular Health: One of the most well-known benefits of hawthorn fruit is its ability to support heart health. Studies have shown that hawthorn extract can help improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol levels. Its antioxidant properties may also protect against oxidative stress and inflammation, which are contributing factors to cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis and heart failure.

  2. Antioxidant Effects: Hawthorn fruit is rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. These antioxidants play a crucial role in reducing oxidative damage to cells and tissues, thereby lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders.

  3. Digestive Health: Traditionally, hawthorn fruit has been used to support digestive health and aid in digestion. It contains dietary fiber, which helps regulate bowel movements, prevent constipation, and promote overall digestive regularity. Additionally, hawthorn has been shown to have mild diuretic properties, which may help alleviate water retention and bloating.

  4. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Inflammation is a natural immune response, but chronic inflammation can lead to various health problems. Hawthorn fruit contains compounds that possess anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms associated with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Potential Applications:

  1. Herbal Medicine: Hawthorn fruit has been used for centuries in traditional herbal medicine systems, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda. It is often prepared as a tea, tincture, or extract for its cardiovascular benefits and overall health-promoting properties.

  2. Nutritional Supplements: Due to its rich nutrient content and medicinal properties, hawthorn fruit is commonly used as a supplement to support heart health, manage blood pressure, and improve overall well-being. It is available in various forms, including capsules, tablets, and powdered extracts.

  3. Culinary Uses: While hawthorn fruit is not as commonly consumed in Western cuisine, it is used in various culinary preparations in other parts of the world. It can be eaten fresh, dried, or cooked and is often used in jams, jellies, sauces, and desserts.


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.

Hawthorn fruit is a treasure trove of health benefits, with its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular-supporting properties. Whether used in herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, or culinary creations, hawthorn fruit offers a natural and holistic approach to promoting overall well-being. Incorporating this nutrient-rich fruit into your diet may help protect against chronic diseases, support digestive health, and nourish your heart for years to come. 

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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.

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, White Horn, English Hawthorn, Crataegi Fructus

Other Ingredients: Dextrin (derived from non-GMO corn)

Package Size:   100 grams   (3.5 ounces)

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.

Origin: China

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.

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.

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Naturally Occurring 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


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