Premier Hawthorn Compounds
Support for a Healthy Heart
Cardiovascular System Support
- Herbal Supplement
- Formulated by Michael Tierra L.Ac, O.M.D
The traditional botanical hawthorn, in use since the 1600’s, has been the most popular herb in America and Europe for supporting the heart for more than 300 years. Rich in flavonoids and procyanidins, hawthorn’s primary activity is its unique ability to both increase coronary blood flow and increase the contractile strength of the heart, making for a stronger, more efficient heartbeat.
Botanical Support for the Heart
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) is a small thorny tree with white flowers and red berries. It originated on the hillsides and sunny slopes of England, Europe, and North America. Hawthorn has been the subject of botanical writings since as early as the first century A.D. Herbalists traditionally used all parts of the hawthorn plant, which has been regarded as the most important cardiac tonic in both Chinese and Western herbalism. A syrup of hawthorn berries was reportedly used as a heart tonic by the private physician of King Henry IV of France.
Research Validates Traditional Beliefs
Today modern research is confirming traditional beliefs about hawthorn. Hawthorn has been shown in animal studies to positively influence the contraction of heart muscle. More significantly, 14 clinical studies on humans have shown positive results for cardiovascular health. Hawthorn’s bioflavonoids have documented antioxidant activity, which is vital for protecting the heart from the ravages of free radicals.
Planetary Herbals has combined this precious botanical and tonifiers from Europe and North America with valued Asian botanicals to further support the cardiovascular system. Hawthorn Heart combines both berry and standardized leaf and flower extract with tienchi ginseng root. It is further blended with traditional Chinese and Western herbs to support a healthy circulatory system and increase resistance against stress. These include motherwort leaf, Chinese salvia root, polygala root, dong quai root, codonopsis root, dong quai root extract (4:1), juniper berry and longan fruit.
Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Hawthorn Extract tablets, Full Spectrum Hawthorn Liquid Extract and Hawthorn Heart combine the wisdom of traditional herbalism with the results of modern research on this precious botanical. Backed by more than 30 years of Michael Tierra’s clinical experience, Planetary Herbals offers you products you can depend on.
Suggested Use 1 tablet three times daily.