Hawthorn is a heart tonic well known and highly regarded for its positive restorative action on the heart and circulatory system. The flavonoids contained in Hawthorn act to regulate high blood pressure associated with heart weakness, arteriosclerosis, palpitations and angina pectoris. It strengthens the heart without raising blood pressure and enhances exercise duration. It also acts as a sedative for nervous conditions such as insomnia. As a diuretic, it is helpful in cases of fluid retention and with kidney problems.
Tags: Increasing blood flow through heart, strengthening heart muscle, enhancing exercise duration, improving circulation, thrombosis, rapid heartbeat, artery wall degeneration from fatty deposits, angina, cramping due to artery obstruction, dizziness, insomnia, fluid retention, kidney problems