Hawthorn has a long history as a tonic for heart problems that often stem from the imbalance of insulin and blood glucose called insulin resistance – a condition which is closely linked with PCOS.
A member of the rose family, hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers have been used to treat irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain. It’s also been known to relax blood vessels and improve central blood flow to the heart.
Hawthorn’s benefits are attributed to proanthocyanidins, the same powerful antioxidants found in grapes, which have proved to be good for the heart, especially in the form of red wine. A 2003 review of 13 clinical studies published in the American Journal of Medicine showed that hawthorn also provided significant benefit as an adjunct treatment for patients with congestive heart failure.
Powdered extract of hawthorn leaf with flowers is available in capsule form at many health stores. Check with your doctor to see if this supplement could be right for your diet.
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