Therapeutic properties, application and contra-indication of hawthorn

Hawthorn is a shrub that has medicinal properties and is used mainly for the treatment of heart diseases, gastrointestinal tract problems and general toning of the body. In herbal medicine, almost all parts of the plant are used - flowers, ripe berries, leaves, bark, roots and bones of fruits.


Contents:
  • chemical composition
  • Useful properties
  • Indications
  • Application
  • Fruits
  • Jam
  • Tea
  • Infusion
  • alcohol tincture
  • Syrup
  • Elixir
  • Flowers
  • Infusion
  • alcohol tincture
  • Leaves
  • Tea
  • Recipes
  • In diseases
  • Coronary disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart failure
  • Angina
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Myocardial infarction
  • With atherosclerosis
  • With pancreatitis
  • WhenAstride
  • From fatigue and stress
  • From insomnia
  • From prostatitis
  • For normalization of metabolism
  • Contraindications
  • Procurement and storage
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Fruits

Chemical composition

Flavonoids and vegetable polyphenols

, which, in addition to giving the berries a characteristic color, favorably affectVessel condition:

  • Quercetin - makes the walls of the vessels more durable and elastic, prevents the development of tumors.
  • Quercetin - normalizes blood circulation and reduces the likelihood of cataracts.
  • Vitexin - promotes the expansion of blood vessels, enhancing the metabolic process of substances in the heart muscle.
  • Hyperoside - promotes oxygenation of the body, provides heart cells with potassium, reduces the level of glucose.


Organic acids, which are rich in berries and hawthorn flowers:

  • Ursolic - has a diuretic and wound-healing effect.
  • Chlorogenic - improves the basic functions of the kidneys and liver, promotes the excretion of bile.
  • Coffee - has an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Oleanolovaja - promotes the strengthened blood supply of a brain and heart.

The fruit of the bush contains other useful substances:

  • Sorbitol - is indicated for diabetes mellitus.
  • Vitamins A, C, E, P, D.
  • Microelements: zinc, copper, zinc, cobalt, iron, aluminum, boron and calcium .
  • Antioxidants: lycopene, retinol .
  • Essential and Fatty Oils .
  • Tannins .
  • Carotene .
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Useful features

  • Strengthens the walls of blood vessels.
  • Due to the ability to remove spasm of blood vessels, it improves blood circulation.
  • Reduces cholesterol in the blood.
  • Has a diuretic effect.
  • Has a calming effect on the nervous system.
  • Normalizes metabolic processes in the body.
  • Contribute to oxygen saturation of brain and heart cells.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Improves metabolism.
  • Strengthens the tissues of the mammary glands in women.
  • Prevents the formation of tumors.
  • Favorably affects the prostate and restores male strength.
  • Promotes the synthesis of collagen in the body, which promotes rejuvenation, healing and elasticity of the skin.
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Indications

  • Functional disorders of the heart.
  • Arrhythmia, tachycardia.
  • Hypertension.
  • Mental and physical fatigue.
  • Nervous disorders, stress.
  • Climax and post-climatic period in women.
  • Strengthening of immunity. Excess weight.
  • Allergic reactions.
  • High blood sugar.
  • Thyroid dysfunction.
  • Disrupted activity of the liver and intestines.

In the treatment of heart diseases and disorders of the nervous system, hawthorn takes a leading place among natural medicines.

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Application of

There are a huge number of recipes for the use of hawthorn for medicinal purposes.

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Fruits

The use of berries of hawthorn improves blood circulation, strengthens blood vessels, strengthens the work of the heart muscle.

Dried fruits of hawthorn in comparison with fresh contain more useful substances and are of high nutritional value.
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Jam

Jam or jam from hawthorn berries can be prepared in two ways: boil or in a raw kind of rub with sugar in a ratio of 1: 1.

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Tea

Brew a handful of dried berries with a liter of boiling water, insist. Add honey or sugar to taste.

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Infusion

Grind a tablespoon of berries, pour a glass of boiling water and hold for 20 minutes in a water bath. Drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day before meals. The infusion is recommended to be stored in the refrigerator for no more than two days.

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Alcohol tincture

It is indicated for disorders of the cardiovascular system, especially if they are caused by stresses. In the pharmacy alcoholic tincture is dispensed without a prescription, but it can be prepared on your own.

Fresh fruits

Crush a glass of fresh berries and place in a glass jar, pour a glass of alcohol( 70%).At room temperature, insist the composition for 20 days, periodically shaking. As you are ready to strain the infusion through gauze.

Dried fruits

Grind 100 grams of berries in a coffee grinder and fill them with 1 liter of medical alcohol( 70%) or vodka. Insist 21 days. After filter.

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Syrup

3 kg of berries to rinse, remove inflorescences and stems, put them in a pan with a thick bottom and fill 1 kg of sugar. Leave the berries for 12 hours. At the end of time, put the pan on the fire and bring the mass to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and leave for a couple of hours. Then boil the syrup repeatedly and spread it over the containers. Store in a cool place.

Syrup is recommended as a diuretic, soothing and hypotensive. Promotes recovery after severe long-term illnesses, improves skin condition, lowers cholesterol in the blood. The hawthorn syrup can also be bought at the pharmacy without a prescription.

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Elixir

5 tablespoons of dried fruit pour a liter of alcohol, heat up to 50 degrees. After cooling, drain. Drink 5-7 milliliters after eating. Elixir has a tonic effect.

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Flowers

Hawthorn inflorescences are often included in the composition of homeopathic remedies. And infusions, decoctions and teas from dried hawthorn flowers are actively used to treat heart problems, atherosclerosis, dizziness and as a choleretic agent. Drinks made from fresh flowers, strengthen immunity and have a general toning effect.

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Infusion

A tablespoon of dried flowers should be covered in enamelware and filled with a glass of boiling water. And hold on the steam bath under the lid for 15 minutes. Cooled infusion strain and, adding boiled water, bring the volume of liquid to 200 milliliters. The drug is shown drinking ½ cup before eating.

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Alcohol tincture

Pour half a glass of alcohol 10 grams of flowers, insist in a dark place for 15 days. Ready tincture to filter.

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Leaves

Young leaves of the bush contain a large amount of useful substances, which causes their use for medical purposes. Tea, brewed from the green part of the bush helps reduce pressure, relieve stress, get rid of insomnia and sleep disorders.

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tea Brew 2-3 leaves( fresh or dried) in a cup of boiling water. Esters contained in the green hawthorn, give the drink a distinctive taste and aroma. To enhance the healing effect, the leaves of hawthorn are combined with flowers.

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Recipes of

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For heart diseases

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Ischemic disease

Recipe 1

Mix:

  • for 4 parts of hawthorn and motherwort;
  • on 2 parts of cones of hops and horse mint.

A tablespoon of the mixture is brewed with a glass of boiling water. In half an hour, strain. To drink a glass of infusion during the day.

Recipe 2

Mix:

  • for 3 parts of grass of marsh cassock, motherwort, hawthorn inflorescence;
  • 1 part dried flower chamomile.

In the evening, brew a tablespoon of the collection of 200 milliliters of boiling water. In the morning strain and take an hour after eating for ½ cup.

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Arrhythmia

Recipe 1

5 grams of hawthorn inflorescences pour a glass of boiling water and simmer on a water bath for a quarter of an hour. After cooling, drain and add boiled water to 200 milliliters. At a ciliary arrhythmia to accept twice a day for half an hour before a meal for ½ cup of infusion.

Recipe 2

Proportionally combine alcohol tinctures of hawthorn, motherwort and valerian. Stir thoroughly and put on the day in the refrigerator. Take 3 times a day for half an hour before meals for 5-7 milliliters.

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Heart failure

Recipe 1

To regulate blood circulation and strengthen the contractions of the heart muscle will help toning balm with hawthorn fruits.

Mix:

  • 100 grams of black tea;
  • 2 tablespoons of rose hips;
  • for 1 tablespoon of peppermint and motherwort;
  • for 1 teaspoon of hawthorn berries, chamomile flowers and valerian.

Brew the ingredients in a liter of water and drink like ordinary tea.

Recipe 2

Shredded fresh hawthorn berries diluted with a little water, heated to 30 degrees. Using gauze, squeeze the juice and take 15 milliliters an hour before eating.

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Angina pectoris

Recipe 1

Pour hot hawthorn berries at a rate of 1 tablespoon of berries per 1 glass of water and insist in a thermos for 12 hours. Press the fruit through the cheesecloth, take a glass for an hour before eating.

Recipe 2

Proportionally mix the inflorescence of hawthorn, its crushed fruits and herbaceous motherwort. A tablespoon of the mixture to brew in a glass of boiling water, insist 60 minutes. Strain and, dividing the infusion into three meals, drink it during the day. Take exercise for half an hour before meals.

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Hypertension

Recipe 1

Dried hawthorn flowers brew with boiling water, in a ratio of 1 tablespoon to a glass of liquid, and insist 12 hours in a sealed container. Drink 200 milliliters three times a day for a month.

Recipe 2

Mix:

  • 3 teaspoons of hawthorn inflorescence;
  • 2 tablespoons of herb letter;
  • 200 milliliters of water.

Boil the mixture and leave for 5 hours under the lid. Drink a glass three times a day before meals.

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Hypotonia

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of ground hawthorn berries;
  • 1 teaspoon of hawthorn inflorescence;
  • 200-250 milliliters of water.

Berries and flowers boil and set aside. After 2 hours drain. Drink a glass three times a day.

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Myocardial infarction

Prescription 1

To prevent infarction, mix:

  • for 2 parts of hawthorn berries and herbaceous motherwort;
  • for 4 parts of the extract of valerian and fennel fruit.

A tablespoon of mixture pour a glass of boiling water and hold on the steam bath for 15 minutes. Cooled broth filtered and drink ⅓ glass after 2 hours after eating, 2-3 times a day.

Recipe 2

After a heart attack, it is recommended to take 2 times a day a mixture of ½ cup of hawthorn juice and 5 milliliters of olive oil.

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With atherosclerosis

Recipe 1

Mix:

  • for 2 parts of flowers of chamomile, kidney tea, oregano, hawthorn berries;
  • for 4 parts of peppermint and herb of the motherwort.

At night brew in a glass of boiling water 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Take ½ cup infusion before meals 2 times a day.

Recipe 2

Mix:

  • for 4 parts of hawthorn and hips;
  • for 2 parts of carrot seeds and fruits of chokeberry chokeberry.

Brew 3 tablespoons of the mixture with a liter of boiling water, insist at least 3 hours and drink up to 6 times a day for ½ cup.

Recipe 3

Dried hawthorn fruit pour boiling water( 20 grams of raw material per 200 milliliters of water).The resulting beverage is divided into two meals: half take on an empty stomach in the morning, the second - at night, before going to bed.

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With pancreatitis

Recipe 1

Eat 25 grams of fresh hawthorn fruit after each meal.

Recipe 2

Mix one teaspoon of hawthorn and peppermint berries, pour a glass of boiling water and insist for 60 minutes. To drink an infusion for a day, for 3 receptions, eating it after eating.

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With gastritis

Combine in equal volumes and well chop the roots of the lumbago, green celandine, egg shell, fresh hawthorn berries. Add a little honey and take 1 teaspoon of the drug per day.

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From overwork and stress

Recipe 1

In proportional volumes to connect the herb of St. John's wort and the fruits of hawthorn. Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture with a glass of boiling water. Insist a quarter of an hour and eat instead of tea.

Recipe 2

In proportional volumes, combine hawthorn, valerian root and motherwort. A tablespoon of collection pour a glass of boiling water. After 1.5 hours strain and consume 1/4 cup 4 times daily before meals.

Recipe 3

For 3 tablespoons of dry inflorescences and hawthorn fruit brew in 600 milliliters of water. Half an hour to insist, filter and take three times a day before meals.

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From insomnia

Recipe 1

In the morning brew a liter of water a handful of hawthorn berries and leave in a thermos, and at night drink a ready-made drink.

Recipe 2

40 grams of inflorescence brew in 200 milliliters of water, cool and drink 15 milliliters 3 times a day.

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From prostatitis

Mix:

  • for 1 teaspoon of peppermint and hawthorn flowers;
  • 2 teaspoons Veronica officinalis;
  • for 3 teaspoons of a mountaineer and a flower of willow-tea.

To make a tablespoon of medicinal product in 200 milliliters of water, leave for half an hour. Drink ⅓ glass at least 40 minutes before eating.

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To normalize the metabolism of

Proportionally mix the dried inflorescences and hawthorn fruits, berries of black currant and dogrose. Brew the mixture as a tea, and use hot for 1 glass to 5 times a day.

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Contraindications

Juice and fresh berries of hawthorn are contraindicated for use by children under 12 years of age, pregnant and lactating women.

The recommended dose for one dose is not more than 200 grams of berries. Uncontrolled consumption of berries can harm human health:

  • to lower blood pressure;
  • cause headaches, dizziness;
  • slow heart rate.

Alcohol tinctures of hawthorn are contraindicated in diseases of the liver and kidneys.

You can not drink juice, compotes and decoctions of hawthorn on an empty stomach. This action can cause a spasm of blood vessels, provoke nausea and vomiting. Use hawthorn for therapeutic purposes should be after approval of the attending physician.

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Harvesting and storage of

Fruits, leaves and hawthorn flowers are harvested as medicinal raw materials.

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Leaves

For harvesting medicinal purposes, young leaves are used that are harvested before and during the flowering of shrubs( May to June).Whole and clean leaves should be gently torn off or cut with scissors with a handle, leaving on each branch not less than ⅔ the original number of leaves. Then decompose the raw material in a dry ventilated place and wait until it dries. Store in glass containers.

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Flowers

Prepare them at the beginning of flowering, cutting each inflorescence separately. Collect them during dew or after rain is not recommended, as they will deteriorate during drying. Do not start drying more than 2 hours after the harvest. Inflorescences should be spread out in a thin layer in a well-ventilated dry place. To store dried flowers it is recommended in closed boxes or glassware not more than 1 year.

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Fruits

In the period from September to the frosts, it is possible to harvest the ripened hawthorn fruit. The collected berries are dried in a ventilated room, spreading a thin layer on paper or a cut of dense tissue. You can dry the raw materials in the dehydrator at a temperature of +50 degrees.

The process of natural drying takes, as a rule, 7-8 days. From the mass of fresh berries on the output, 25-30% of dried raw materials are obtained. Medicinal preparations must be sifted, separating the stems and poor-quality fruits. They should be stored in bags of thick paper or boxes of plywood. Correct harvested fruit of hawthorn can preserve useful properties up to 8 years.

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