A.Vogel Crataegus Oxyacantha, The deep red fruit of the Hawthorn are amongst the most familiar of hedgerow berries, adding colour to waysides each autumn. Alfred Vogel relished eating the raw â€˜mealyâ€™ berries as a child and later learned of their true usefulness, making use of their pulp in this tincture.Hawthorn is a small spiny tree or shrub which is native to Europe. It is often seen growing in hedges.
Hawthorn berries have been used by Phytotherapists as a heart tonic for many years.
HOW IT WORKS:
Crataegus is perhaps one of the most widely used herbs for the heart. The precise mode of action is still unclear â€” although we do know that the plant does not contain digitalis-like compounds.
Flavonoids found in Crataegus have been found to improve the circulation of the heart and, to a lesser extent, the circulation of other parts of the body. Glycosides present are believed to increase the tone of heart muscle, improving the force of contraction whilst reducing the rate of contraction â€” in short, making the heart work more efficiently.
INGREDIENTS FOR A.Vogel Crataegus Oxyacantha:
â€¢ Tincture of fresh Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn) berries
â€¢ Extracted in alcohol (50% v/v ).
Inform your Doctor if you are using Crataegus in addition to any other prescribed medication for the heart.
USES FOR A.Vogel Crataegus Oxyacantha:
â€¢ Heart tonic
â€¢ High or low blood pressure
DIRECTIONS FOR USE OF A.Vogel Crataegus Oxyacantha:
â€¢ Adults: 15-20 drops 3 times a day in a little water.
â€¢ Children: This product is not recommended for children.