Traditional Medicinals Organic Heart Tea with Hawthorn reviews – is Traditional Medicinals Organic Heart Tea with Hawthorn effective?
Traditional Medicinals Organic Heart Tea with Hawthorn is formulated to promote heart health with a blend of hawthorn leaf, flower and fruit, along with hibiscus. Traditional Medicinals Organic Heart Tea with Hawthorn is fruity, floral, pleasantly sweet, and tart. This tea is based on traditional European herbal formulas. Traditional Medicinals Organic Heart Tea with Hawthorn is formulated with the highest quality, pharmacopoeial grade herbs, and is tested for strength and purity.
Hawthorne is a flowering shrub that is part of the Rosaceae, or rose, family. It is native to northern Europe, but now grows throughout the world. The red berry-like fruit of this spiny plant is sometimes called “haw,” and has been used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Hawthorn berry was included in the U.S. Pharmacopeia until the 1930s. The leaves are edible as well.
The berries have been used in traditional medicine since the first century, and contain phytonutrients called anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, antioxidants that have a variety of therapeutic effects including strengthening the walls of blood vessels. Extracts of hawthorn berries, leaves and blossoms also contain compounds that have a tonifying effect on the heart and vascular system.
Hawthorn has been studied for its use in treating health concerns related to the heart and blood vessels. This includes congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, low and high blood pressure, angina, atherosclerosis, and high cholesterol.
A meta-analysis based on data from 14 studies concluded that a hawthorn extract offers “significant benefit” as an adjunct to conventional treatment of chronic heart failure. Specifically, symptoms including shortness of breath and fatigue were significantly alleviated, compared to placebo treatment.
Hawthorn has also been used for digestive and kidney problems, including indigestion and diarrhea, and to address anxiety. Topically, hawthorn may be applied to sores, ulcers, boils frostbite and to alleviate itching. However, there is insufficient evidence regarding its effectiveness for these uses.