Impressive health benefits of hawthorn berry
Hawthorn is an herb that originates from Europe but it grows all over the world. The red berries that grow on this tree have numerous healing properties.
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Hawthorn is an herb that originates from northern Europe but it grows all over the world. The red berries that grow on this tree have numerous healing properties. They belong to the same family of plants as apples and roses, which is why they are red. And as with the rose, thorns can be found on this tree, which can be dangerous if you are not careful. In the past, every part of this tree was used to make medicines - flowers, berries, leaves, and roots. Nowadays, leaves and flowers are most often used. Here are the conditions and problems this "magic" plant can help you with.
1. Stomach problems
Hawthorn is often used for stomach problems, such as constipation, diarrhea, and stomach pain. It is also great for menstrual pain, but also for intestinal infections, and the elimination of tapeworms.
2. Immune system
In addition to the antioxidants (that remove toxins from the body) that this plant contains, vitamin C in hawthorn berries enhances the activity of white blood cells to strengthen the overall health.
3. High cholesterol
Hawthorn berry extract is a natural remedy for reducing bad, i.e. LDL cholesterol from the body. A study conducted in 2016 showed that hawthorn berries not only reduce total cholesterol levels but also bad cholesterol, liver cholesterol, triglycerides, and body weight.
4. Heart problems
Hawthorn has also been studied in detail in people with heart disease, and hawthorn berries have been shown to significantly improve heart function. They also reduce the symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath. However, considering that heart failure is a serious problem, you should never treat yourself with a hawthorn. Before starting any therapy with this plant, first, consult your doctor.
In many traditional medicines, this useful herb is also used to treat certain psychological conditions, including stress, anxiety, and even depression. Hawthorn affects the hormonal level, which is the explanation why many ancient cultures believed that this plant was a "cure for a broken heart".
6. Energy level
Many studies conclude that hawthorn can dilate the heart's blood vessels, allowing blood to circulate more easily throughout the body. Which in turn means more energy and concentration. When the body is well-circulated and receives enough oxygen, cognitive abilities improve, energy levels rise and metabolism can work at an optimal level.