Benefits of Hawthorn Tincture:
Traditionally, the Hawthorn berries were used to treat heart problems ranging from irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, hardening of the arteries, and heart failure.
It is a trusted cardiac tonic that has been used to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and significantly enhance blood circulation to the heart and brain. It also been used to strengthen the heart, in conditions such as angina, myocarditis (inflamed heart), and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).
Hawthorn Berry contains antioxidants that destroy free radicals in the body, which helps your system fight disease and the effects of aging. It has to have astringent properties that are helpful in treating seborrhea, dermatitis and acne and is even thought to have some anti-aging properties, as it helps to increase blood flow to the skin.
Hawthorn has been used in traditional medicine to treat cardiovascular disease. Taking daily two or three doses, can help prevent plaque formation in arteries, lower high cholesterol and lower high blood pressure, says the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The polyphenols called rutin and quercetin contained in hawthorn have antioxidant properties that can improve cardiovascular health and stop plaque buildup, according to animal and test tube studies cited by the University of Maryland. Hawthorn also helps regulate the heartbeat, dilate blood vessels and decrease peripheral vascular resistance. Hawthorn is found in most herbal remedies for treating hardening of the arteries, angina and heart weakness.
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