What is hawthorn extract?
Hawthorn, also called "red berries", "Shan Lihong" which belongs to a Rosaceae plant. And its fruits, with high nutritional and medicinal value, can nourish the lung. Chinese medicine believes that Hawthorn can resolve food stagnancy, relieve convulsion, invigorate the circulation of blood and reduce petechiae. There are rich in Triterpenes, Vitexin class and other compounds in Hawthorn. Therefore, it has a significant effect of dilation the blood vessels and decompression, anti-aging, and anti-cancer. And it can enhance the body's immune system, regulate blood fat and cholesterol content. Vitexin class can extract from the hawthorn, but also from Vitex trifolia, Vitex and other plants. At present, the natural Vitexin is mainly used for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Hawthorn extract Benefits:
1. Inhibit thyroid peroxidase, anticancer and antibacterial;
2. Enhance immunity and the ability of antivirus and infection;
3. Promoting digestion and preventing postpartum syndrome;
4. Decreasing blood lipid, inhibiting platelet aggregation and spasmolysis;
5. For dilating coronary artery, improving myocardial blood and decreasing myocardium oxygen consumption.
How hawthorn extract works:
help improve the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during contractions,
widen the blood vessels, and increase the transmission of nerve signals.
Hawthorn also seems to have blood pressure-lowering activity, according to early research. It seems to cause relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart. It seems that this effect is due to a component in hawthorn called proanthocyanidin.
Research suggests that hawthorn can lower cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad cholesterol”), and triglycerides (fats in the blood). It seems to lower accumulation of fats in the liver and the aorta (the largest artery in the body, located near the heart). Hawthorn fruit extract may lower cholesterol by increasing the excretion of bile, reducing the formation of cholesterol, and enhancing the receptors for LDLs. It also seems to have antioxidant activity.
Hawthorn extract Dosage:
For heart failure, some specific hawthorn products (Faros 300 by Lichtwer Pharma, Crataegutt forte by Wilmer Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, or HeartCare, Nature’s Way) have been used in doses of 160 mg to 1800 mg divided and taken in 2-3 doses daily. These doses have been shown to improve symptoms of heart failure in some people, but they have also been shown to increase the risk of death or being hospitalized due to heart failure.
Hawthorn extract Precautions:
POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when used at recommended doses short-term (up to
16 weeks). It is not known whether hawthorn is safe when used long-term.
In some people, hawthorn can cause nausea, stomach upset, fatigue, sweating, headache, dizziness, palpitations, nosebleeds, insomnia, agitation, and other problems.
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