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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
One of the best tonic remedies for the whole of the heart and circulatory system. Acts in a normalizing way upon the heart by either stimulating or depressing its activity based upon the need. As a long-term treatment may be used safely in heart failure (cardiac insufficiency) and weakness. May similarly be used in cases of palpitations, arrhythmia and valvular insufficiency. As a tonic for the circulatory system has an important use in the treatment of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and angina. Will play a role in any treatment of vessel problems including varicose veins or even ulcers. Can be used for arthritis, fractures, and osteoporosis.
Adaptogen, Cardiac Tonic, Diuretic, Immunostimulatory, Vasodilator
Cayenne, Black Cherry
Dried/fresh leaf, flower or fruit: 1.5 – 3.5 g dry (3x if fresh) infusion or decoction. Tincture (1:5, 45%), 1-2ml TID. There is no restriction on the long-term use of Crataegus. Rather, Crataegus should be used at least 2 months for treatment of heart conditions.