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Hawthorn Extract - Herbal Remedies Trusted for Centuries
Hawthorn extract (Crataegus laevigata) has been popular for centuries as a means of assisting with cardiovascular health. It is believed that hawthorn, a native to Europe, North America and Asia, has been trusted for easing sore throats, treating heart ailments, and reducing the retention of water. The hawthorn shrub consists of a thick brush and thorny branches. Considered to be a sacred tree the extract was used as a remedy for a variety of ailments including digestive trouble, anxiety and diarrhea.
The most popular form of hawthorn extract is in the form of a capsule. The herbal supplement is used today for a number of conditions including treating high blood pressure, treating heart condition symptoms, increasing circulation, promoting good sleep and reducing anxiety. Some have even used hawthorn for assistance in weight loss as it works to reduce water weight gain. Hawthorn extract supplements cannot stop a heart attack. Carefully read the ingredients of the supplement to be sure they contain only what you are expecting to avoid an allergic reaction to any unknown ingredients. Hawthorne extract supplements are not monitored by the Food and Drug Administration.
Those who have used hawthorn extract supplements have experience few or no side effects. Some of the minor side effects possible from taking the supplements could be nausea, sweating and fatigue. More serious side effects could be dizziness, irregular heartbeat or weakness. If you suddenly notice a rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing, a tight chest or mouth, face, tongue and lips you may be suffering an allergic reaction and should seek medical attention immediately. Be sure to advise the medical personnel that you are taking the supplement and all other medications you have been taking at the same time.
Before starting a regimen of hawthorn extract supplements you should discuss the change with your physician, particularly if you are undergoing treatment for a heart related ailment or any other potentially life threatening condition. If you are taking medications you will want to discuss the possible interaction difficulties between the supplement and the medication. Some supplements can cause medications to become less effective when taken together. It is important that you take the supplement as directed and follow the correct dosage suggestions on the label. If you feel that you should increase the dosage speak with your doctor first. This supplement can be purchased at some local retailers and can also be found online.