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The Health Benefits are Numerous!
Hawthorn berry is currently being studied for its benefits pertaining to type II diabetes, heart disease and blood pressure, among others. This red berry and its leaves can be consumed as a tea, used as a powder in smoothies or the berries can be eaten directly to provide your body with a number of health benefits.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in America, The identification of constituent groups such as bioflavonoids and proanthocyanidins has shed light on some of the beneficial effects of Crataegus (Hawthorn) on the cardiovascular system, bioflavonoids now being well established as possessing significant antioxidant activity. Berries, leaves, and flowers of hawthorn are phytochemically similar in composition, differing primarily in the ratio of specific flavonoids and procyanidins present. Berries are rich in hyperoside, while leaves contain higher levels of vitexin-2-rhamnoside.
Some researchers claim the hawthorn berry:
- lowers fat cholesterol
- eases anxiety
- improves skin condition
- promotes hair growth
- soothes stomach ulcers
- helps with digestive issues
- improves heart health (check with your doctor before using, specifically if you are taking other heart meds)
- reduces inflammation, the main cause of most diseases
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