Hawthorn is widely recognized as a cardiovascular tonic and is widely regarded in Europe as a safe and effective treatment for early stages of heart disease. We use it to promote healthy circulatory system. This herb has antioxidant properties that help protect from plaque build-up, which can slow blood flow and block the vessels that supply the heart with oxygen rich blood. Hawthorn is outstanding both in the prevent heart problems and the treatment high or low blood pressure, heart disease, and edema. The flavonoids in hawthorn help to stabilize collagen and prevent collagen tissue loss. Collagen is the protein in blood vessels that is responsible for maintaining integrity of tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
Hawthorn berry contains rutin, which enhances vitamin C activities and strengthens capillaries. This is a great help for people that bruise easily. Hawthorn does not store in the body and has no accumulative action, so it is important to take hawthorn on a regular basis.