Tincture and capsules are available. The tincture is made by alcohol and water extraction of the blossoms, leaves and twigs in the early spring. Capsules are produced from the haws which develop in late August and September.
Hawthorn has multiple high efficacy for cardiovascular ailments. It has beneficial effect in atherosclerosis, angina and ischemea. It dilates blood vessels and relaxes them resulting in lower blood pressure.
Up to one gram orally per 100 weight daily for carnivores is recommended.
Side effects are rare however large doses may precipitate hypotension and sedation.
We did not invent botanical medicines and we do not recommend that the use of botanical medicines should be undertaken on the strength of our restatement of historical usage and documented research.
We do restate well documented traditional efficacy and the results of ongoing research. Personal experience is included where deemed appropriate.
Regardless of the merits of any plant medicine, side effects do sometimes occur. These may be real or imagined. Always seek the counsel and advice of qualified medical professionals and use caution with any medication, plant derived or otherwise. We do not accept responsibility for the use or misuse of any product put forth or any information provided.
This research is being conducted by the Veterinary Research Council, Inc., of which, Dr. Fox is Treasurer.