Common Hawthorn

Botanical Name: Crataegus monogyna

Botanical Name:
Crataegus monogyna

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Botanical name:

Crataegus monogyna

Family:

Rosaceae

Appearance:

Shrubs of 3-8 m tall, spiny, with irregular stem, with rare crown. The leaves are rhombic oval, with deep lobes, on the face are glossy, light green. Flowers are grouped in straight, white corvettes. Fruit at maturity is red. Use flowers with leaves or red fruits, fruit, 7-10 cm in diameter, fleshy, with 1 or 2 saplings, depending on the species.

Origins:

Europe

Active constituents:

  • Procyanidine oligomeric, flavonoid, essential oil.
  • Vitamins B1 and C, anthocyanins, acids: tartaric, citric, ursolic, oxalic, nicotinic, sorbitol, choline, glucose, fructose, pectins, wax, fatty oil, mineral substances.

Healing properties:

It is recommended in mild cases of bradyarrhythmia, in paroxysmal tachycardia, hypertension, as coronary vasodilator, as sedative and antiseptic. For cardiac patients, preparations based on this plant should only be used by doctors.



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