Hawthorn (Crataegus) is a plant that has been used for centuries in prophylaxis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, especially in case of hypertension and lipid disorders. The medicinal raw material is primarily the fruit, but the flowers and leaves of hawthorn also show a broad spectrum of health-promoting properties. They provide a massive amount of bioactive compounds, among which the most important are proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, phenolic acids and flavanols, belonging to polyphenols.
Hawthorn extracts show cardioprotective, cardiotonic and antioxidant effects. They have a positive effect on coronary blood flow and the condition of blood vessels. In addition, they favor the reduction of inflammation in the body and support the fight against pathogenic microorganisms. They are especially recommended for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. They can be helpful in case of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
We offer a wide selection of hawthorn supplements. We offer both preparations containing hawthorn berries and supplements containing flower and leaf concentrate of the plant.