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Hawthorn is an herb frequently used in alternative medicine.[1][2]

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Uses[edit | edit source]

Heart palpitations, heart failure, high blood pressure, minor stress, to improve sleep, and others.[1].[3]

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Theory[edit | edit source]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

Based on long-standing use rather than clinical trials, the European Medicines Agency has reported that hawthorn leaf and flower can be used "relieve symptoms of temporary heart complaints related to nervousness, such as palpitations, after serious conditions have been excluded by a medical doctor", and for "mild symptoms of mental stress and to aid sleep" in adults and children aged over 12 years old.[3]

Clinicians[edit | edit source]

Risks and side effects[edit | edit source]

Low blood sugar, upset stomach, dizziness.[1]

Costs and availability[edit | edit source]

Widely available over the counter.

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hawthorn Uses, Benefits & Dosage - Drugs.com Herbal Database". Drugs.com. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  2. "Hawthorn Uses, Benefits & Side Effects - Drugs.com Herbal Database". Drugs.com. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Crataegi folium cum flore". European Medicines Agency. Retrieved September 15, 2020.