Strengthen The Heart With Hawthorn Berry
Ancient Greeks used hawthorn berries for heart disease. The Greeks and Romans looked to hawthorn as a source of happiness and hope for the
future. The berries were used by the Chinese for digestion and circulatory problems. Christian legend says that the crown of thorns that was placed
upon the head of Christ was made from hawthorn. The crushed fruit or leaves were used as a poultice for their drawing powers to remove thorns and
splinters for centuries in England. Native Americans believed that hawthorn was useful for rheumatism and heart problems.
This herb contains many different components which work together to benefit the heart and body. Hawthorn can both feed and strengthen the heart
and arteries. It seems to work on the heart muscle to make it work more effectively. The herb may even help a damaged heart. Hawthorn contains
some mild sedative properties, which can help when heart disorders are due to stress and with insomnia. Hawthorn has been used to treat and
prevent arteriosclerosis, rapid heartbeat, feeble heartbeat, enlarged heart, angina, and breathing difficulties due to a lack of oxygen in the lungs.
Some people recommend using hawthorn to protect against disease before symptoms occur.
Hawthorn is known for its ability to regulate arterial blood pressure. It increases the strength of the heart muscle and also works to increase coronary
blood flow. This herb is great in helping to reduce the heart rate and lessen the heart's workload.
Some studies have found that this extract is responsible for dilating the blood vessels, which results in reduced peripheral resistance. Hawthorn may
also have some further cardio-protective effects that become pronounced after prolonged use. Research on 132 patients found substantial positive
results with the use of this herb. These stage two stable heart failure patients had improved exercise tolerance, and a reduction in shortness of breath
and fatigue after exercise. The researchers noted that for maximum e