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Hawthorn Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Crataegus Oxyacantha, Crataegus Monogyna, Rosaceae family
Hindi Name
Homeopathic Name
Crataegus Oxyacantha   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Hawthorn

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Parts Used

Flowers, Leaves, Fruit

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Hawthorn

It may cause Nausea, Stomach Upset and Headache.
High doses may cause
Nose Bleeding

Avoid usage in case of Heart Problems and Medications, as it may interact with the drugs. It may cause Irregular Heart beat.

Caution: Avoid consumption during pregnancy and Breast Feeding. It may cause complications for the new born baby.
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Hawthorn is a tree.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 8 M.
Best used for Heart Disorders.

It is Trophorestorative for Heart. A trophorestorative is a food or a herb that rejuvenates an organ through nutrition.

In TCM :
Howthorn Seed : Shan Zha Hu
Hawthorn Fruit : Shan Zha

Dosage: 10 to 20 drops of Tincture twice a day.


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Materia Medica for Hawthorn

Hawthorn General

Hawthorn is a slow acting remedy. It takes months before it shows effects. You have to be patient. But, its a sure fire. And, it is effective.
The Homeopathic remedy, Crataegus Oxyacantha is best used to treat Dilatation of the heart with Debility.
Hawthorn in hindi is known as Nagaphani. It is found in North America, North Asia and Europe. It is highly effective herb for Heart
It exhibits diuretic properties and prevents from Kidney, Bladder Stones.
It It is highly effective herb for Heart Problems and enhances Heart functioning.
It regulates the coronary blood flow.
It soothes the Respiratory Tract and cures Respiratory Ailments.
Hawthorn relieves Gout.
It helps to normalize the Blood Pressure and treats both High Blood Pressure and Low Blood Pressure.
It reduces Nervousness and Stress.
It is useful in Digestive problems like Indigestion, Stomach pain and Diarrhea.
It acts as a sedative to reduce Menstrual Disorders.
It helps to treat Tapeworm.
Hawthorn cures Frostbite.
It enhances Sleep and cures Insomnia.
It counteracts Atherosclerosis.

Caution: Consult a Doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: Kidney Stones, Bladder Stones, Heart Problems, Respiratory Ailments, Gout, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure, Nervousness, Stress, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Menstrual Disorders, Tapeworm, Frostbite, Insomnia, Atherosclerosis.

Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Hawthorn is to Tincture it.
To learn how to make your own Tinctures Click here
Single Herb

Hawthorn for Arrhythmia

Prepare infusion of flowers of Hawthorn. Drink 2-3 cups a day for a week.
Caution : Avoid use during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Hawthorn for Bradycardia

Prepare a tea of the dried herb. Drink thrice a day.
OR: Have Hawthorn extract.

Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) for Varicose Veins

Prepare a tea made form the leaves of Hawthorn. Have one cup once a day.

Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) for Atherosclerosis

Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) diminishes the deposition of fatty substances in arteries. Results, it regulates the flow of blood in the Arteries.
Prepare a tea by adding 2 to 3 leaves of Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) in a cup of water. Have it two times a day

Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) for Stroke

Have tea made from the leaves of Hawthorn.

Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) for Angina

Or: Have extract of Hawthorn .
Take fresh juice of Hawthorn. Do not use direct. Dilute in water.

Hawthorn for Buerger's Disease

Prepare an infusion, made of Hawthorn flowers, leaves, berries and one cup of hot water. Drink it twice daily.

Hawthorn for Heart Enlarged

Hawthorn is good to treat Heart Diseases.
Prepare an Infusion from dried Herb and have it 2 times in a day.
Or buy tincture and take 10 drops 3 times in a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Preeclampsia 1

Make a decoction of Dandelion roots, Linden Blossom berries and Hawthorn berries. Take once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Chilblain 1

Take Hawthorn ( Nagaphani in India ), Prickly Ash in equal quantity. Add one part of Ginger ( Adrak in India ) to it. Prepare a decoction. Strain. Have One cup two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Grief 1

Combine equal parts of the following :-
Rose ( Gulab ) - (Petals)
Hibiscus - (Flowers)
Hawthorne - (Flowers Or leaves)
Lavender - (Flowers)
Prepare a decoction . Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For High Blood Pressure 7

Take Hawthorn, Capsicum and Garlic. Chop them. Make its soup. Drink 1 bowl of it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 15

Infuse a small teaspoon of dried Hawthorn Berry ( Nagaphani ) and Skullcap in a cup of water for 10-15 minutes.
Drink One cup at bed time.
You may also substitute Skullcap by Valerian.

Herbal Treatment For Heart Disease 5

Add a teaspoon of dried Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) and Motherwort in one cup of water. Infuse for 10 minutes. Drink Regularly for good results.

Herbal Treatment For Poor Blood Circulation 3

Take the following herbs in Equal parts :
Reishi Mushroom
Hawthorn berries ( Nagaphani in India ) and
Stinging Nettle ( Bichu Buti in India ) root .
Add half part dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) root.
Put all the ingredients in a non reactive pan and add 4 cups of cold water.
Boil over low heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Steep for 10 minutes.
Drink it as a morning tea regularly to improve Blood Circulation.

Herbal Treatment For Epigastric Hernia 2

Prepare a tea by boiling 1 tablespoon each of dried Grapefruit ( Citrus seed extract ), Hawthorn berries and Fennel seeds in one cup of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it, twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Femoral Hernia

Prepare a tea by boiling 1 tablespoon each of dried Grapefruit ( Citrus seed extract ), Hawthorn berries and Fennel seeds in one cup of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it, twice a day.
Queries on Hawthorn
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Kenneth kumar
27 Mar 2015
Very very helpful this site. I want to know dose of prepared tincture can take in a day.
Herbpathy Team
29 Apr 2015
Thank you Kenneth,

You have chosen one of the best way to use a herb. Tincture absorbs all the necessary nutrients of the herb and may help you to treat the problem.
For tincture dosage, you may take 2 - 4 drops of the tincture in half a cup of water twice a day. Do not take large doses it may drop your blood pressure or may cause other problems.
Please consult with a qualified health care practitioner before use.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
21 May 2015
Dear Herbpathy Team
Uric acid is behind Gout. Hawthorn you say is beneficial for gout, can you provide any suitable way how to take it for gout.
Herbpathy Research Team
22 May 2015
Dear Bharat,

An increase in Uric Acid is known as Gout. There are two reasons of Gout occurrence. One is genetic and other is due to bad habits. It is easier to treat Gout from Bad habits than that of Genetics.

The best fruits for Gout are Cherries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries and Hawthorn berries. These all are rich in Anthocyanidin, which is the active chemical constituent against Gout.

As per your query regarding Hawthorn and Gout we suggest the following methods:
( Use the method which is easy for you )
Hawthorn berries may be consumed for treating increased Uric Acid. You may eat 8 to 10 berries a day.
Extract of Hawthorn is available in the market. Put 2 drops of extract in half of water and drink.
Hawthorn Capsules are also available in the market. Take a capsule a day.

Thanks and Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
11 Aug 2016
Can hawthorn be prescribed for children above 1 year? If yes, what is the dosage?
16 Aug 2016
If you are breast feeding , you must not take Hawthorn at all or should not give it to your baby.
Why do you wish to give this herb to your child. What is the exact problem ? Explain in detail please, only then we can suggest you a cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Adrian ( USA/ MD )
28 Sep 2016
My 10 year old has dilated cardiomyopathy.
How to best support her heart.
07 Oct 2016
The best herb for you is Arjuna. It is suggested that you consult your health care provider before giving him the herb.
Vishal ( India Uttar Pradesh )
07 Oct 2016
I have done ECG and chest x-ray. A problem foun in ECG premature ventricular construction bigminy . I was consulted with a doctor he is saying it may be enlarged heart I read from this side Hawthorn is useful for heart disease so please suggest me doses' of this (Hawthorn) hrub. And its side effects.....
07 Oct 2016
You may drink Hawthorn tea. one cup everyday . Just try it for a week, if it suits you then you may continue it for a month.
But, it is very important that you consult your family doctor, before you try anything on your own. Since, your doctor has physically diagnosed you and knows your condition better.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Mukund Sharma ( India )
13 Dec 2016
Sir I want to know how to prevent stroke permanently through Hawthorn berry
16 Dec 2016
Mukund Sharma Hawthorn is very effective herb for Cardiovascular System. And, if you wish to protect yourself from heart strokes, you may drink Hawhron tea, everyday for 15 days in a month.
Also, I will suggest you to visit the ORGANS page in the portal, Vibrant health http://herbpathy.com/Organs--Vid4 On this page, read about all the Vital organs and way to fortify them. Heart also being one of it.
Osman khalid ( Saudi Arabia )
31 Dec 2016
Can I take hawthorn caps together with this medicines:- Lipitor 40 mg
cipralex 10 mg
Carvedilol 25mg
Amlor 5mg
asprin 81
diamicrone 30 mg
frusemide 40.
09 Jan 2017
Osman. You will have to consult your doctor before trying any herb along with the medicines you are already taking. As, it would be difficult to comment, since we have not diagnosed you physically and we do not know the exact disease that you suffer from. Because, taking Hawthorn with the drugs may cause complication, like palpitations or irregular Heartbeat. So, please talk to your healthcare provider first.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Jugal ( India )
09 Mar 2017
I feel sudden loss of hearing in my right ear from (6/2/17)(was only using its for years, same ear use for mobile talks, had minor stroke in july16, so on medications of High BP & for Diabetes for last 9 months) I am reading Hawthorn Herb is useful for sudden hearing loss, so if you can suggest right way, will be very very grateful to you
Rupam Jha
16 Mar 2017
Yes, Hawthorn can help to restore the hearing power.
You can either take the berries or have it in the form of tea. Drink one cup daily.
Ginkgo Biloba capsules can be taken every day for a month.
Eat 5 - 8 Schisandra berries daily for one month.
What all medications are you taking for High Bp and Diabetes?
Anu Virmani ( Delhi,India )
24 Mar 2017
Hi I want to use hawthorn for my mother's heart condition .she is 88yrs old and is suffering from cardiomegaly with left ventricular failure since last 3months and has really reduced capacity to work.she gets breathless very soon. She is under medical treatment. My question is whether this herb will have any drug interaction., or is it completely safe to augment her with her regular medicines
06 Apr 2017
The drugs might interact the herb. You need to talk to your health care provider before trying any remedy. it might not be safe to try the herb on your own while she is already taking the drugs.
Naren ( India/gujrat )
25 Mar 2017
what is the gujrati word for hawthorn plant
Kaushalesh kumar sinha ( India / Patna )
22 Aug 2017
Where to find hawthorn . Name any medicine available in aurvdic shop which contains this plant hawthorn. Is it available in patanjali shop
30 Jan 2018
Is hawthorn tea interacting with lisinopril?
Kanika Agarwal ( India )
27 Sep 2018
Can hawthorn be taken who have heart valve problem.
Chandra ( India )
13 Feb 2019
Sir,for the last ten years I am taking one capsule of Hawthorn alternate day.recently my blood sample potassium level as 5.4 ,is it because this capsule .while taking blood sample the lab technician had difficulty and he punctured my vein at 2 to 3 points.
Martin ( Uk )
27 Jul 2019
I have been taking Hawthorne capsule once a day for over one year is it ok to carry on , also is it safe to eat grapefruit while taking hawthorn
29 Jul 2019
Hello Martin, Please specify for why are you taking Hawthorn?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Prince 9ice ( Oyo, Oyo state, Nigeria )
21 May 2020
Good morning from here.
Thanks for the information provided, please what's the Yoruba name for ...
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