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Phytotherapy

Phytotherapy: plants from A to Z

Read the descriptions of the plants ALOE ALTEA PINEAPPLE ANGELICA CHINESE ANISE GREEN DEVIL'S CLAW (Harpagophytum) BARDANA BIANCOSPINO BOSWELLIA MARIGOLD CAMOMILLA CARCIOFO MILK THISTLE CASCARA CENTELLA CIMICIFUGA TURMERIC ECHINACEA ELEUTHEROCOCCUS ELICRISO ENOTERA ESCHOLTZIA EUCALIPTO EUGENIA CARYOPHILLATA (CLOVE) FICO Fennel Frangula FUCO (ALGA BRUNA MARINA) GARCINIA GENZIANA GIMNEMA GINkgO GINSENG GLUCOMANNAN GRINDELIA GUARANĂ€ HYPERICINE HORSE CHESTNUT LIQUORICE MALVA MANNA MELALEUCA (TEA TREE OIL) MELISSA BLUEBERRY RED BLUEBERRY AMERICAN RED CRYBERNA TUSCANY PRINCIPLE TUSCANY PRINCIPLE TUSCANY
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  • ALOE
  • ALTEA
  • PINEAPPLE
  • CHINESE ANGELICA
  • GREEN ANISE
  • CLAW OF THE DEVIL (ARPAGOFITO)
  • BURDOCK
  • HAWTHORN
    • Plant and traditional use
    • Effectiveness
    • Safe use
    • Tips and recommendations
  • BOSWELLIA
  • MARIGOLD
  • CHAMOMILE
  • ARTICHOKE
  • CARDO MARIANO
  • CASCARA
  • CENTELLA
  • CIMICIFUGA
  • TURMERIC
  • ECHINACEA
  • ELEUTHEROCOCCUS
  • ELICRISO
  • EVENING PRIMROSE
  • ESCHOLTZIA
  • EUCALYPTUS
  • EUGENIA CARYOPHILLATA (CARNATION NAILS)
  • FIG
  • FENNEL
  • Buckthorn
  • FUCO (ALGA BRUNA MARINA)
  • GARCINIA
  • GENTIAN
  • Gymnema
  • Ginkgo
  • GINSENG
  • GLUCOMANNANO
  • grindelia
  • GUARANA
  • IPERICO
  • HORSE CHESTNUT
  • LICORICE
  • MAUVE
  • MANNA
  • MELALEUCA (TEA TREE OIL)
  • MELISSA
  • BLACKBERRY
  • AMERICAN RED CRANBERRY (CRANBERRY)
  • PASSION
  • PROPOLI
  • psyllium
  • CURRANT
  • WILLOW
  • SEINE
  • SERENOA
  • SOY
  • tansy
  • GREEN TEA
  • LIME
  • THYME
  • UNCARIA
  • URSINA GRAPES
  • VALERIAN
  • GINGER

HAWTHORN

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Plant and traditional use

The plant belongs to the Rosaceae family. Traditionally, dried leaves and flowers of hawthorn have been used to treat cardiovascular problems, heartburn, asthma, gallbladder diseases, uterine contractions and as sedatives in people suffering from insomnia.

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Effectiveness

The data of scientific studies conducted on humans confirm that hawthorn is effective in improving the functionality of the heart muscle, since it has antirhythmic effect and promotes better blood circulation, increased contraction force and tolerance to effort in affected patients. 2nd stage heart failure (according to NYHA classification, New York Heart Association).

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Safe use

The plant is mentioned in the monographs of the ESCOP, of the World Health Organization (WHO) and in the Italian Official Pharmacopoeia. The most common side effects are dizziness and light-headedness; in rare cases stomach pains have occurred, resolved as soon as treatment was stopped. Hawthorn enhances the digitalis effect and amplifies the action of slowing down the heart rhythm (bradycardic effect) of? -Blockers and other drugs endowed with this activity.

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Tips and recommendations

The use of hawthorn is recommended only on medical advice and after an accurate diagnosis of the heart problem. The safety of its use in pregnancy, breastfeeding and in children is not confirmed by any human studies, therefore it is recommended to use it extremely prudently and exclusively on medical indication.

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