Organic Hawthorn Berries 75g Medium Bag $10
40g Small Bag $5.50
Heart Tonic Tea Blend has Hawthorn Berries in it.
The berries are tart and cleanse the palette. The white colour on the berries is normal as the natural sugar crystallises.
Organic Hawthorn Berries is one of the oldest known medicinal plants a cooling astringent, diuretic, antispasmodic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and strengthens your heart, both physically and emotionally.
Health benefits helps with calming down anxiety and sedative for those with sleep issues. Reduces high blood pressure and decreases blood sugar levels but increases insulin. If you are insulin resistance avoid.
Berries contain flavonoids which are rich in Vitamin C and Beta-carotene, B vitamins, Pectin, Organic acids and Minerals.
The berries were used by the Chinese and called Hawthorn Fruit and the Native American Indians as a heart tonic and for gastrointestinal complaints. Health benefits will lower blood pressure slowly over 3-6 weeks but generally takes 8-12 weeks with hypertension, will help with angina sufferers and heart palpitations. Drink in moderation as large quantities could cause more harm and after 12 weeks take a break for a week or two.
Hawthorn might slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using hawthorn at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Decreases blood sugar levels but increases insulin. If you are insulin resistance avoid or check with your doctor.
If you have low blood pressure be mindful this can drop your blood pressure even more, be careful and check with your doctor and avoid or use once here and there as a tea but do not take as a tonic or tincture.
Hawthorn may increase the effect of certain drugs. Affect the heart-muscle contraction, like Digoxin. Hawthorn acts like a beta-blocker from old studies, it may increase the Rx drugs interaction please avoid if you are taking: Beta blockers – Atenolol (Tenormin), Nadolol (Corgard), Propranolol (Inderal, Innopran, Hemangeol). Calcium channel blockers – Diltiazem, Nifedipine (Procardia) and Verapamil (Calan SR, Verelan).