Hawthorn tea was long viewed by avid herbal-tea drinkers and herbal medicine practitioners as an effective ‘heart tonic’.
The Hawthorn tea is an infusion, which comes from the fruits, flowers and leaves of the Hawthorn, a small tree or shrub that grows throughout Europe, North America and the northern part of Asia.
The Hawthorn tea especially on the main concentration of flavonoids in fruits, flowers and leaves of the Hawthorn is the heart-friendly attributes.
Hawthorn tea has been shown to help increase the blood flow to the heart muscle itself, and are heart attack due to lack of blood flow to the heart.
Tests on animals and humans have shown that Hawthorn tea helps improve the contractility of the myocardium, cardiac performance and output, reduce the peripheral vascular resistance, lights up heart rate and increase tolerance to hypoxia the heart.
Hawthorn berries have traditionally used for the treatment of congestive heart failure in combination with high blood pressure. Hawthorn berries are also used, to a heart muscle weakened by age, for the inflammation of the myocardium, arteriosclerosis and nervous heart to handle.
The effect of Hawthorn Berry on that heart disease is not immediate; It may be necessary to see the herb for 4 to 6 weeks for results. Leaf and flower preparations can work faster, but Hawthorn berries are better for some specific problems.
The current usage comes from Hawthorn as a ‘heart tonic’ from the 17th century. In Europe, Hawthorn used both allopathic and homeopathic doctors for various ailments and diseases of the heart.
Today, thousands of doctors in Europe prescribe Hawthorn, to prevent cardiovascular diseases or to relieve symptoms mild to moderate problems. Hawthorn is also a mild calming herbs for the nervous system-a corresponding bonus when you consider that stress and nervousness often accompany heart cardiovascular problems.