Hawthorn Leaf is a plant. The leaves,berries,and flowers are used as a tea mostly.
Things hawthorn are used to help with: Blood circulation problems,Decreased heart function,high cholesterol,irregular heartbeat,muscle spasms,sedation,Skin,High blood pressure,anxiety,
WARNING: Hawthorn can interact with many prescription drugs used to treat the heart. Don't use without the recommendation of your healthcare provider. Taking Hawthorn along with some medications for male sexual dysfunction might cause your blood pressure to go too low. Taking hawthorn with meds that also increase blood flow to the heart might cause dizziness and light headed.
DO NOT TAKE HAWTHORN IF YOU ARE TAKING DIGOXIN (LANOXIN)
HOW TO USE: Use two teaspoons of crushed leaves or fruit per cup of boiling water and steep for 20 minutes; drink up to two cups a day. Hawthorn is slow acting so a trial of at least four to eight weeks should be completed to determine if you'll benefit from its use.