Whitehorn, Hawthorn, is an excellent herb for relaxing nervous tension brought on by stress of job, family worries and any other stressful conditions
- Whitehorn is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), andhigh cholesterol. So far, research suggests that hawthorn might be effective in treating congestive heart failure, but there hasn’t been enough research on other heart-related uses to know if it is effective for them.
- Some people use whitehorn for digestive system complaints such as indigestion,diarrhea, and stomach pain. It is also used to reduce anxiety, as a sedative, to increase urine output, and for menstrual problems.
- Whitehorn is also used to treat tapeworm and other intestinal infections.
- Some people apply whitehorn to the skin for boils, sores, and ulcers. Hawthorn preparations are used as a wash for sores, itching, and frostbite.
- You will find whitehorn among the ingredients in candied fruit slices, jam, jelly, and wine.
- Internally for circulatory disorders and heart disease of all kinds, often combine with Selenicereus grandiflorus (See, queen-of-the-night), Tilia spp. (See, linden), Viscum album, (See, mistletoe), or Scutellaria laterifolia (See, Virginian scullcap). Also combined with Ginkgo biloba (See ginkgo biloba) for poor memory.
- To treat elevated blood pressure and certain kinds of irregular heartbeat; as a sedative; to prevent the destruction of collagen in the joints. Germany’s Commission E has approved the use of English hawthorn to treat a decrease in cardiac output.
- Hawthorn has antispasmodic, blood-pressure-lowering, cardiotonic, sedating, and vasodilating properties.
- Hawthorn also increases the pumping force of the heart muscle and regulates blood flow and heart rate.
- It is taken internally for angina, anxiety, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), blocked arteries, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis), and insomnia.
- Hawthorn is 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.
- Special Precautions & Warnings:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of hawthorn during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Heart disease: Hawthorn can interact with many prescription drugs used to treat heart disease. If you have a heart condition, don’t use hawthorn without the recommendation of your healthcare provider.
- Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with HAWTHORN
Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Hawthorn also seems to affect the heart. Taking hawthorn along with digoxin (Lanoxin) might increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take hawthorn if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.
- Medications for high blood pressure (Beta-blockers) interacts with HAWTHORN
Hawthorn might decrease blood pressure. Taking hawthorn along with medication for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.Some medications for high blood pressure include atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), and others.
- Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers) interacts with HAWTHORN
Hawthorn might decrease blood pressure. Taking hawthorn along with medication for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.Some medications for high blood pressure include nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem), isradipine (DynaCirc), felodipine (Plendil), amlodipine (Norvasc), and others.
- Medications for male sexual dysfunction (Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors) interacts with HAWTHORN
Hawthorn might decrease blood pressure. Some medications for male sexual dysfunction can also decrease blood pressure. Taking hawthorn along with medications for male sexual dysfunction might cause your blood pressure to go too low.Some medications for male sexual dysfunction include sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra).
- Medications that increase blood flow to the heart (Nitrates) interacts with HAWTHORN
Hawthorn increases blood flow. Taking hawthorn with medications that also increase blood flow to the heart might increase the chance of dizziness and lightheadedness.Some of these medications that increase blood flow to the heart include nitroglycerin (Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat) and isosorbide (Imdur, Isordil, Sorbitrate).
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