Properties: hawthorn is not toxic and can be used for a long time, although the dosage still needs to be observed. Hawthorn acts as a vasodilator, antispasmodic, increases blood supply to the heart and brain, has a weak diuretic effect, lowers cholesterol in the blood, lowers the permeability of the walls of blood vessels and capillaries. The infusion of flowers and fruits improves sleep, the general condition of the body and heart function. The plant is used for heart defects, relieves spasms of blood vessels, is used in the recovery period after a serious illness.
The tincture of the fruits of prickly hawthorn has a tonic effect on the heart, especially in old age, with overstrain. Homeopaths call hawthorn a medicine for the old heart, it strengthens the heart muscle, relieves heart pain and other symptoms associated with heart disease, and the Germans consider it bread for the heart. Insist 1 tbsp. spoon fruit pour 100 ml of vodka or 40% alcohol, insist 2 weeks. Take 20-30 drops with water, 3 times a day before meals.
The fruits and flowers of hawthorn are used for edema, increased thyroid function, epilepsy, allergic diseases, obesity, rheumatism. Hawthorn is very useful in diabetes mellitus, it is able to regulate blood sugar and is also effective in gastritis. The fruits of hawthorn contain many vitamins C and other useful substances, it is used to reduce immunity. Hawthorn has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the brain, freshness appears, and memory improves. It’s useful for people who have had myocardial infarction to drink tea or tincture of hawthorn, which favorably affects the condition as a whole. Hawthorn fruits are also used in cooking, from which they make jam, jelly, preserves, sauces, compotes, fruit drinks and other delicious delicacies.