The polyphenol power of Hawthorn tea includes benefits of reduced oxidative stress and substantial cardiovascular endurance support. It’s included in our CardiAce Heart Health Support Kits.
Hawthorn Berry for Heart Health
Hawthorn, also known as Crataegus monogyna, is a deciduous hedge tree characterized by its spiny branches, toothed leaves, and pink or white flowers that are usually in clusters. After flowering, the tree produces red or orange fruits. The fruits are edible and commonly used in jams or jellies.
Both the Hawthorn fruit and Hawthorn in tea are known for their support of cardiovascular health. The herb contains flavonoids that help maintain healthy heart rhythm and healthy blood pressure.
How Hawthorn Tea May Improve Heart Health
The berries, leaves, and flowers of the Hawthorn plant are processed to make Hawthorn extract. Hawthorn berry has traditionally been used to provide heart health support for irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, and treatment for circulatory disorders and respiratory illnesses. Hawthorn in tea may help support a healthy heart and regulate blood pressure. Using the tea regularly may lower blood cholesterol levels, thus protecting coronary artery flow.
This herbal extract contains flavonoid and pectin constituents that improve blood cholesterol levels. These constituents help create a balance in cholesterol levels. Peroxidation of cholesterol leads to vascular plaques. Plaque buildup in the blood and body tissues can increase the effort needed to circulate blood. Drinking hawthorn tea lowers the cholesterol and triglycerides levels. This limits the build-up of the plaque in the carotid artery.
The flavonoids in Hawthorn tea also seem to improve blood circulation and affect blood flow from the heart improving overall circulation. Animal studies show that Hawthorn in tea can act as a vasodilator. Taking it frequently for 10 weeks relaxes the constricted blood vessels and ultimately lowers the blood pressure. Some studies have concluded that Hawthorn in tea can improve cardiac capacity. Participants who consumed Hawthorn tea regularly reported improved heart functions during the research.
Polyphenols in Hawthorn
Hawthorn is a rich source of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidant compounds found in plants. Due to their antioxidant activity, these polyphenols are associated with numerous health benefits, including possibly reducing oxidative damage to the heart.
Regular consumption of Hawthorn tea can improve the oxygen utilization of the heart as well as improve circulation and energize the cells of the heart. It is known to tonify and strengthen the heart muscle, acting as a cardiovascular trophorestorative.
In addition to direct action on the heart, Hawthorn supports the cardiovascular system by helping to maintain healthy blood pressure. Hawthorn supports healthy blood pressure by being a vasodilator and balancing cholesterol levels. Consuming Hawthorn tea reduces the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the arterial walls. It creates a balance in the body’s cholesterol levels. In this way, heart health can improve significantly.
Learn More About Hawthorn in Tea
Hawthorn supports cardiovascular health via multiple pathways and provides powerful antioxidant benefits. This combination of health benefits makes Hawthorn a great addition to many health regimens.
Crataegus monogyna is one of five herbal extracts included in Linden Botanicals CardiAce Heart Health Support Kits. CardiAce Kits are a synergistic collection of five time-tested heart health herbal supplements designed to support vascular health and healthy heart function, bolster mitochondrial energy, improve cardiac stress tolerance, and protect against free radical damage. Kits come in two sizes: 100g (~50 servings) and 250g (~125 servings).