Nineteenth century European physicians made the discoveries that hawthorn berries were beneficial to health and well-being. Hawthorn preparations are derived from the flowers,leaves or berries of a thorny shrub (Crataegus oxyacantha) native to Europe. Puritan’s Pride’s Natural Whole Herb products utilize ground plant parts to provide the natural components found in nature.
Hawthorn is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and high cholesterol.