Hawthorn Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Hawthorn Leaf can be used for:

  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol High
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hardening of the Arteries
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Memory
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Poor Circulation
  • Sleeplessness
  • Swelling
  • Varicose Veins

Natural Remedies using Hawthorn Leaf

Taxonomic Quagmire: A subset of American advocates of phytomedicine argue that we should emulate the Standard of Excellence of the German Commission E. Which one? Two came out in 1998, purporting to be authentic English presentations of the Commission E conclusions. Blumenthal’s very careful book (KOM in my HDR) approves only “hawthorn leaf with flower” (defining hawthorn as dried flowering twig tips of C. laevigata or C. monogyna, or other members of the genus) and only for “decreasing cardiac output as described in functional Stage II of NYHA.” The other, edited by Joerg Gruenwald, also an editor of Blumenthal’s Book, in his Herbal PDR (PHR) approves Crataegus species (not specifying either C. laevigata or C. monogyna), “white thorn flowers, leaves, fruit, and various mixtures of plant parts” for the same indication. My interpretation; these two and a few other species of the huge and taxonomically difficult Crataegus genus which contains some 200–300 species. But then we had sequelae to these first two volumes. In 2000, Blumenthal et al. (BGB) say that “hawthorn refers to the fruit, leaf, and/or flower of the genus Crataegus (usually C. laevigata syn. C. oxyacantha) and C. monogyna.” That can be interpreted at least two ways, but I take it to mean both species. I refer those interested in the German gyrations involved to the BGB. Conversely, Gruenwald in his Edition 2 (PH2) narrows his definition, mentioning only English hawthorn, which the Herbal PDR Edition 2 equate to Crataegus laevigata, with no discussion of the distinction between the species. I frankly doubt that the writers of these Germanic gyrations can tell the difference between species of hawthorn, especially after they have been reduced to powders or tinctures. I doubt that Gruenwald, nor anyone else, can prove that these researches were done on C. laevigata. In citing my CRC Handbook (Duke, 1985), Gruenwald cites an entry that was referred to C. oxyacantha. But I too, in 1985, was no surer of Crataegus taxonomy than I am today, hence, they are combined.

Alzheimers Disease, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol High, Forgetfulness, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hyperactivity, Hypertension, Insomnia, Memory, Migraine Headaches, Poor Circulation, Sleeplessness, Swelling, Varicose Veins

The Benefit of using Hawthorn Leaf as a natural cure