Hawthorn has been praised over the centuries for their heart elevating properties. Believed to uplift and strengthen both the physical and emotional heart, hawthorn, as it supports healthy cardiovascular function, was also revered for ceremonial and spiritual purposes. The flavorful red berries have been used in candies, jams, jellies, wines, and cordials and are widely available in many forms as dietary supplements.
Hawthorn supports healthy cardiovascular functioning.*
Packaging and Shipping
1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper. These sizes are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
cardiac,1,4,6,7,10 diuretic,1,10 tonic,1 sedative, vasodilator4 astringent, hypotensive, cardioprotective
flavonoids (flavones, flavonols) including hyperoside, vitexinrhamnose, rutin, vitexin oligomeric procyanidins,12 quercitin and others5, pentacyclic triterpenes (such as oleanic acid, ursolic acid, an crataegolic acid), xanthine derivatives (such as adenosine, adenine, guanine and uric acid) amines including acetylcholine and choline, proanthocyanidins, chlorogenic and caffeic acids, vitamins B1, B2, and C, minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, fructose, and others.5
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
For educational purposes only.