Hawthorn, Crataegus oxyacantha, have been confirmed all around the world in studies that they improve the tone of the heart muscle, improve oxygen uptake by the heart, improve circulation in the heart, energize the heart cells, and dilate blood vessels in the extremities to reduce strain on the heart. Thus, hawthorn berries are excellent herbal food for building up the heart muscles. Hawthorn needs to be taken on a regular basis for the best results. Generally, it improves cardiac function in heart disorders with or without chest pain. Besides benefiting the heart, hawthorn helps reduce stress and improves digestion.
It is completely safe for long-term use.
This can be taken as a decoction, tincture, fluid extract, glycerite, solid extract, or capsule.