herbs and their benefits
hi! i'm robo-suzie and today i'll talk toyou about hypertension. treating high blood pressure with hawthorn.also don't forget to subscribe for more tips in the future!but back to our topic. hawthorn has, for hundreds of years, beenused throughout northern europe and parts of asia as an effective natural hypertensiontreatment. yet, in as little as two generations
herbs and their benefits, this effective natural remedy was almost forgottenhaving been replaced by pharmaceutical products. following several scientific studies, thebenefits of hawthorn are being recognized anew. of the many species of the shrub, crataegusorycantholdes is most commonly used to help
lower high blood pressure. hawthorn is a hedgerowshrub related to the rose and is common across northern europe and parts of asia. why treating hypertension with hawthorn wasalmost forgotten? there are a number of possible reasons forthis including: traditionally, the leaves, berries and flowerswere collected from wild hawthorn shrubs to make the extract used to treat hypertension.these are only available seasonally. the extract was made by the local herbalistand there were inconsistencies in the quality of the end product.medical training in the twentieth century leaned heavily toward allopathic medicine,which is now the prevailing norm in western
medicine. it is strongly influenced by modernpharmaceutical products, which have consistent quality. nineteenth century medical practitionerswere more familiar with natural and herbal treatments, which their modern counterpartsoften viewed as unscientific and ineffective. in recent years, there has been renewed interestin using herbs and other botanics to compliment western medicine's arsenal of treatments.hawthorn extract is one such natural remedy that is coming back into popularity. somehawthorn plantations have been established and are cultivated under strictly controlledconditions. making the extract from the berries, flowers and leaves is also done under strictlycontrolled conditions to ensure a consistent and high quality product.
how does hawthorn lower blood pressure? hawthorn reduces hypertension by: dilating blood vessels by blocking an enzymecalled angiotensin-converting enzyme (ace). this action improves circulation and lowersblood pressure; hawthorn is also a mild diuretic, which lowersblood volume, and this is another way hawthorn functions as a hypertension treatment.because of this, you should only use this supplement under medical supervision if youare already taking any form of hypertension medication.if your blood pressure is in the range of 140/90 to 160/100mm hg, and you are otherwisehealthy and free of risk factors, your doctor
might suggest that, in addition to improvingyour diet and taking more exercise, you take a natural treatment such as hawthorn extractbefore considering prescribing one or more of the standard high blood pressure treatments. hawthorn extract is now widely available andis sometimes combined with other beneficial herbs and botanics such as ginko biloba, passionflower and cramp bark for broader heart and circulation support. other medicinal uses of hawthorn. hawthorn is not only used in the treatmentand prevention of hypertension; it has also been found to be useful in treating congestiveheart failure, lowering rapid pulse, improving
arrhythmias, lowering cholesterol levels,and in the treatment for hardening of the arteries. hawthorn works by inhibiting the angiotensin-convertingenzyme and also by reducing blood volume.
these characteristics and combined with thelack of side effects make hawthorn an excellent natural treatment for reducing hypertension. that's it! thank you.please subscribe, comment and like this video if it was helpful! see you soon!