Hawthorn Berry Reviews (Crateagus Oxycanthus)


Laurie Priest 's avatar  Laurie Priest 23/09/2010 13:22

I am looking forward to using this herb with or without the crap I am on now it was ok in the case of an emergency when I had a stroke in October but after 6 months of being on Labetolol, Enalapril, Verapamil and Hydrochlorothiazide I can't have a decent night's sleep my bones ache, I lost half of my tooth I have no will to live and no strenghth. I am always
urinating getting all my clothes dirty even my skin looks terrible plus I am gaining wieght! No way am I going to continue taking these prescriptions.

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Fred_bynum 's avatar  Fred_bynum 10/01/2011 06:12

I had the same problem wit lisnoapril before i left the hospital. They had me on 14 med's now I'm down to 6 meds. .When I got home I started doing my own research on all of the meds my doctor gave me. Lisnoapril what was making me sick all the time I stopped taking it all together. Then I started looking at natural herbs. to replace what i stopped taking. I found that hawthorn berries was the answer. that was 5 years ago. now I take more herbs.Thank You God for leading me to the Truth about natural Herbs.

I made up a list of all my med's and herbs on the computer. so when i have to go to the doctors office he gets a copy of what I'm taking.
a few years ago i was on medicare in Michigan they sent me to midwest health clinic.

the doctor looked at the list of med's and herbs for a minute.
looked me in the eye and said why are you waisting your time and money buying this CRAP.
That was it I got up and walked out of his office and I have not been back since.

Doctor only believe in what the AMA say's they have no time to do their own research. They care more about what goes into their pockets than anything else $$$$$.$$$. Apparently he is full of Crap.

I feel great,I do have Congestive Heart failure. high blood pressure and am a diabetic.
fred_bynum@yahoo.com

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Mike D 's avatar  Mike D 24/02/2011 23:37

I had 3 stents put in in Dec 2010. They put me on Lisinopril, Toprol XL and some other meds. I felt worse after the stents than I did before. I was pretty sure it was the meds, so I quit them one at a time to see if there was any improvement (BTW I don't recommend this approach....when I stopped the Toprol XL cold turkey my BP was all over the place). In any case, it seemed to me that Lisinopril was the culprit and I have now replaced it with Hawthorn. Too early to see if it's going to help but will keep you posted. I'm starting on 300mg per day. If anyone has a suggested dosage I would appreciate hearing from you.

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D Nelson 's avatar  D Nelson 02/11/2011 22:38

Make sure it is the Standardized hawthorn Extract (which comes from the leaves and flowers) rather than just the berries. (it is ok to have the berries too, but the leaves and flowers are important). As far as dosage, start at 300mg/day and work up from there. HOWEVER - do not take hawthorn with any beta blockers (like toprol XL or any other beta blocker) - there could be bad interaction between the two. Also - going off the beta blocker should be a gradual process of tapering off the dosage gradually over a 10-14 day period. Going cold turkey is very dangerous.

Joseph. T 's avatar  Joseph. T 05/03/2014 22:42

You are 100% wrong. To get full benefit one must get the "Berry" form which contains the whole herb. And dosage should be between 15 -20mg's per kilogram of body weight. Much higher than 300mg's a day. Wait 6-8 weeks to see full benefit.

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Christianmotherof5 's avatar  Christianmotherof5 28/03/2014 13:26

Can you configure this to pounds? I am trying to figure out how much to take. Do you recommend any certain brand?

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Lulu 's avatar  Lulu 10/08/2014 17:23

Yes Joseph T.!! And Toprol is a calcium blocker not a beta blocker!

SDBB 's avatar  SDBB 18/02/2014 05:59

Hello, Today I was made aware of this herb.Thanks to my Daughter.I do herbs big time for years,I am a 19yr. challenged Fibro person..

This question is for D Nelson.I checked to purchase this herb,however I did not find the flowers and leaves..

How are they purchased?,and where,and how would you intake the flower and leaves?

Jimmy Wong 's avatar  Jimmy Wong 15/12/2013 00:57

Hi Fred, if you are diabetic, you can consider looking at loquat leaf. read & learn more about it. hope you will benefit from it.

Drgnfli48 's avatar  Drgnfli48 07/03/2011 16:00

Hi Laurie. Hope you're still checking in here from time to time. I too was on a Beta Blocker. In my case, for 20 years. I ended up gaining a ton of weight, was in pain most of the time with both muscles and joints, among a host of other problems. I was also diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2008. Recently, I decided I was tired of being sick and tired so took my healthcare into my own hands and started researching medications I was on to see what, if anything, was causing my issues. I came across the information I have linked to below. I am now in the process of titrating off the beta blocker and am ramping up on the herbs, including hawthorn. I already feel a million times better. Hope this article gives you some good insight. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/117/20/2706

Mecenas 's avatar  Mecenas 18/01/2011 06:31

use stinging nettle for urination control
hawthorn berries for your heart

Peter 's avatar  Peter 21/01/2014 16:10

Interested in the nettle as I have this problem during the day as I have had prostate cancer for about 12 years. I also take Hawthorn for my heart. They wanted to take me in the same day I had my test to insert a stent. That was 18 months ago & I avoided the stent & the load of drugs prescribed & have got back to a 3 1/4 mile bike ride without any problems. I should say I'm 83!

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Bill_page_ab 's avatar  Bill_page_ab 04/10/2010 15:59

I have been using wild hawthorn berries for trreatment of stroke for the past 2 years. Since beginning I have had no further symptoms or problems of any sort.
Blood pressure is as low as 111 over 74 which for a person of my age [68] is
considered to be well above excellant. I am athlectic and run 5km almost every day.I'll eat hawthorns till I die because of overall health improvewment. B. Page.

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vladimir 's avatar  vladimir 09/11/2010 19:44

HI Bill
i like what are you doing . keep doing that . i am too very happy whit this hurb

vladimir

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Serenity82108 's avatar  Serenity82108 10/03/2011 19:42

Hi, this is 70 yo w/f - been taking Hawthorn Berries Extract 141 mg. std. to 1.8% Vitexin with additional 424 mg. Hawthorn included in the same capsule for about 12 years. Began taking this after congestive heart failure secondary to viral myocarditis @ that same time. This all followed an ablation of SVT. As of today, my BP is completely normal, as is my heart function (perfect output) Never have taken subsequent BP meds or any sort of cardiac meds. Very thankful God for this. Hope this info. is helpful to someone. Thank you.

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Kimandcat_33 's avatar  Kimandcat_33 04/10/2010 00:40

This Herb Sure Helps Circulation and palpitations if they bother you try this, you wont be sorry..

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Drgnfli48 's avatar  Drgnfli48 07/03/2011 16:10

I've noticed several posts by folks who are going cold turkey off of their medications for high blood pressure. PLEASE, especially those of you who are on Beta Blockers, DON'T just stop cold turkey. I know you want this crap out of your system, but you have to stop these meds slowly or you can have potentially dangerous, even life threatening issues come up. You can start taking the Hawthorn now, take it for a couple of weeks and then start reducing your dose of the pharmaceutical. You should always do this with your physician's help if possible, but PLEASE don't just stop cold turkey!

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D Nelson 's avatar  D Nelson 02/11/2011 22:31

Actually DON'T start taking the Hawthorn until you are off the Beta Blocker. There could be dangerous interactions between the two. But, yes - get off the beta blocker slowly (gradually reduce the amount taken each day over a 10-14 day period).  I have been on two BP medications that have been giving me horrible side effects that have become progressively worse over the years - one a Beta Blocker, the other an Ace inhibiter. I am gradually tapering off the beta blocker over a two week period, but maintaining taking the Ace Inhibiter. Once off the beta blocker I will start taking the Hawthorn. Once I see a stable BP (when I find the right dosage of Hawthorn), I will eliminate the Ace inhibiter  and add CoQ10 and Allicin (the key component found in garlic).

Signify 's avatar  Signify 19/06/2013 22:14

On what basis do you warn about hawthorn/beta blocker interaction. As yet I can find no contrindications, but am not about to attempt both until I do.

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Margaret 's avatar  Margaret 25/01/2011 16:37

I am using Hawthorn, but I am wondering if it is ok to use Evening Primrose with it?

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sheelagh 's avatar  sheelagh 24/02/2011 09:36

Hawthorn works well for my blood pressure, but can it harm my eyesight> I have had problems with my eyes and am not sure if they are due to the hypertension medicines I used to take or if hawthorn is mimicking their effects - as it is also a vasodilator - and if it is harming my eyes.

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Christine 's avatar  Christine 15/07/2012 23:04

My eye doctor told me that the High blood pressure causes issues with the blood vessels in the eyes.  I had been prescribed Lisinopril, but it made me cough.  My doctor switched me to Diovan which then made me retain water even with the HCT (water pill) and my joints ached.  So I quit taking it (and it was expensive)  The Eye doctor told me to take Fish oil capsules twice a day.  It helps everything from your head to your toes (including the eyes)  He also told me that it is important to take the BP meds in the morning b/c lower BP during the day was good, but the eye vessels need the higher pressure at night.  About a month ago, I switced to the Hawthorn Berries and feel so much better as far as my Blood Pressure and other circulation issues.  I did see a report about Green Coffee Bean Extract that is supposed to be better for Blood Pressure issues, but have not tried it yet.  Oh, 1 tsp of Apple Cider vinegar a day is good for Cholesterol levels--and many other things.  Mix it in OJ or hold your nose and drink in a small glass of water.

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JTR213 's avatar  JTR213 28/06/2014 19:33

Never could take the apple cider vinegar well, until tried Braggs ACV w/ Ginger. I was seeking a good way to get Ginger, this has helped me. With diet and hi Omega 3 as well as the ACV/Ginger my triglyceride level is going down.

msdi_324 's avatar  msdi_324 09/01/2011 03:24

WHAT ABOUT DREID HAWTHORN BERRIES? DO THEY HAVE THE SAME MEDICINAL EFFECTS? TY

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Wayne 's avatar  Wayne 24/09/2010 13:49

I hope this natural alternative works well for you. Remember it is said that it takes a while in your system to begin effectiveness. I find that's true of most natural approaches--patience is required.

Wayne

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JerryBolton 's avatar  JerryBolton 15/03/2011 04:44

I have just using this this wonderful herb, and it seems I can detect some improvement in my overall cardiovascular system. I don't have rapid palpitations anymore. I have more energy and less stress. It's a wonderful blessing from the Most High YHWH. Peace!

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Kehl 's avatar  Kehl 12/11/2010 14:04

Had really high blood pressure around 144/120 or doctors was talking about putting me on high blood pressure medicine. So and started taking hawthorn berry and garlic regularly and table salt. Took about 2 months, last time I went to doctor it was down to about 120/80. Was also taking a lot of ibuprofen for aches and pains, but since started take these I think i have took only 2 total since then.

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Dthompson 's avatar  Dthompson 20/11/2010 23:27

how much hawthorn and garlic do you take a day?

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Agnes Auguste 's avatar  Agnes Auguste 25/11/2010 10:51

how much hawthorn berry and garlic do you take a day to regular and bring the blood pressure and cholesterol

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SHaron Hossle 's avatar  SHaron Hossle 18/10/2011 00:02

I have the "0" capsule that I make at home. How may mg does this make?  How many thould I take?

Sharon

HBP 's avatar  HBP 18/08/2014 08:25

Kehl's post is now 4 yrs old...... but as someone already mentioned, take SEA SALT NOT TABLE SALT!!! Also be sure to drink LOTS of water throughout the day with the Sea Salt (APROX 1oz of water per 1lb of body weight per day).I dont recall the dosage of Sea Salt, but easy to google search. You can even find something on YouTube about the Sea Salt with Water Cure. I have been reading a lot over past 2 days about this since finding out my BP has gone up from 130 to 160 to 190 just in the past couple of months. I will be trying Hawthorn, Sea Salt & Water, and my Nutri-Blast mixture of about 7 vegs or fruits with potassium and Magnesium etc. I hope to lose 30 lbs and start exercising as well. After all that i have read, I feel confident this is the way to go. If it does not help i guess I will have to go for my first dr visit in 40yrs.

Hemali16 's avatar  Hemali16 06/04/2012 02:21

Hey Kehl, did u eat hawthorn and garlic raw? Please advise whether raw is better or supplement

jean wise 's avatar  jean wise 25/01/2011 21:00

Do some research on sea salt vs table salt....

Mamarajj 's avatar  Mamarajj 21/10/2010 18:38

what we call Hawthorne berrys in hindi or marathi

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heart health 's avatar  heart health 30/09/2010 13:45

Hi,

Hawthorn Berry beneficial for healthy heart...

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Etrecker 's avatar  Etrecker 27/01/2012 16:04

Is it OK to take Hawthorn Berry while taking medication for heart condition and high blood pressure?

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Xanadu2k 's avatar  Xanadu2k 01/10/2010 07:54

if you are looking for this, look in your local Russian store. As the article says Europeans and Russians use this medicine...and it seems to work...

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Tina  Jones 's avatar  Tina Jones 20/03/2011 18:15

I JUST FOUND OUT THAT MINERALS PLAY A MAJOR PART IN OUR HEALTH. PEOPLE DROPPING LIKE FLIES BECAUSE THE LACK OF MINERALS. WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER YOU WILL DO BETTER. SO MUCH INFO CAN'T TELL IT ALL ON HERE.

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dr Sulaiman 's avatar  dr Sulaiman 09/03/2011 08:32

also help in peripheral circulation in diabetes and in peripheral neuropathies

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Lorena L. Badiang 's avatar  Lorena L. Badiang 11/02/2011 16:12

well regarding this matter i have no comment ? and i believe all the herbal medicines is very effective? specially my situation im post angio stenting and history of high blood pressure and diabetic ? As of now im here in Libya and i want the Hawthorn berries ? how can i order this herbal medicine so that i can stop immediately all my medicines ? Please i need your help

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Jolene4him 's avatar  Jolene4him 01/01/2011 15:20

Began taking for Reynaud's of the feet/hands three days ago and feel a marked improvement in dialation to digits; no throbbing.

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Shipa_khan87 's avatar  Shipa_khan87 05/12/2010 22:01

Does anybody know if this herbal remedy works for navel henia?? my husband has recently developed a hernia in his navel and I'm very worried for him. please someone get in touch.

Shipa Manuar

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Elkface 's avatar  Elkface 09/08/2011 05:22

Ihad a patch inserted in my bely, its surgery but it works.
Ron

Mitch 's avatar  Mitch 23/01/2011 15:53

go see a shaman, they are the most truthful and ancient of "Dr.s"

Geoff Wilson 's avatar  Geoff Wilson 27/11/2010 02:23

Hi, Geoff Wilson is my name:

I have experienced congestive heart failure. I thought I was going to die. That was in 2001. A friend of mine who is a naturaopath gave me some free advice that involved taking hawthorn berry extract and a magnesium supplement.

There were other measures as well, but I still take thopse two supplements even though my symptoms, enlarged heart and congested lungs are no longer apparent.

Regards
Geoff

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Ubwell_2 's avatar  Ubwell_2 02/02/2011 03:00

Geoff - How much Hawthorn Berry extract and how much, what type of magnesium supplement....please. I'd love to know so that I can quit looking for a while. I only suspect the CHF condition....but know HBerries and Mag won't hurt me. Thanks for your help. Thanks for responding asap. I look forward to hearing from you.

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1427helen 's avatar  1427helen 01/01/2012 07:04

My success with my Afib. hhas been with capsul of 250mg extract
250mg leaf, one morn & eve, & mag glycinate 400mg. HawB

maria 's avatar  maria 06/04/2014 06:32

this response if confusing....250mg extract ? of what??
250mg leaf? of what? HawB ???
i have a-fib, & diabetic
help needed

JTR213 's avatar  JTR213 28/06/2014 19:48

I just got from Swanson a liquid extract of Hawthorn Berry, Leaf & Flower. It is measured in gram and drops, not mg. The Hawthorn Extract is 1:1, with a serving being 1 gram or 28 drops taken in water. The suggestion on the bottle is to check with your healthcare provider especially if on medicine for heart/cardiovascular conditions.

jose armando flores m 's avatar  jose armando flores m 22/11/2010 15:41

este medicamento lo pueden beber diabeticos

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Buddybenji 's avatar  Buddybenji 31/12/2011 04:37

Quise decir canela.

Buddybenji 's avatar  Buddybenji 31/12/2011 04:36

Camels en polvo. Media cucharada (1/2 cucharada) cada dia es buena para bajar la azucar en la sangre. Continue con Su insulina comp siempre.

Buddybenji 's avatar  Buddybenji 31/12/2011 04:31

Diabeticos topic 2.

believer691 's avatar  believer691 12/08/2014 11:12

I have only just come across details about the Hawthorn Plant and its many uses. I was reading about the Apparitions to maria (a south american mytic). While I was reading the article just now, she mentions that Christ appears to her and mentions that there will be a terrible illness that will come to little children and People should immerse Hawthorn Leaves into tea and give it to the children throughout the day and that will heal them. I had no idea after reading comments below that it had many uses. God Be Praised!!! Also while I am here I might add that if you are looking for Love Peace and Happiness read the messages (True Life In God) (The Poem of the Man God) Both freely available on the internet. These messages are healing. God Bless!!!

8Pi 's avatar  8Pi 07/08/2014 13:55

The comments indicate that too many people are using herbs as if they were pharmaceuticals. The approach is different. Dosages are not increased, for example. Length of time taken. It is necessary to learn about the herbs being considered, not just take a clue from a tv show or some such. I'd say this is a bad website as there is no herb-wise moderator. Just as it is important to know how a pharmaceutical can affect physiology before agreeing to take it, it is important to study a particular herb and how it works. Besides - it's a different philosophy. I've used them for decades, and am still studying.

John twohawk (a Cherokee) 's avatar  John twohawk (a Cherokee) 23/07/2014 04:53

I find that a dose of Hawthorn of 1000 mg has caused some bleeding in the colon and too much blood pressure drop so I take 500mg and it is ok in my case

John twohawk (a Cherokee) 's avatar  John twohawk (a Cherokee) 23/07/2014 04:44

Great Stuff and by the way, the same plant that was used for crown of thorns. Maybe a connection to its miracle properties

Eh 's avatar  Eh 03/06/2014 19:29

Actually, Hawthorne is not a miracle. I am using Hawthorne for more then 2 years but I have not seen any difference with my blood pressure. But I can say that, Hawthorne definitely effects the athletic performance.

cliif 's avatar  cliif 22/05/2014 08:15

hello my name is cliff I like your help . can you take hawthorn berry with metoprolol blood pressure pill

Cheryl  's avatar  Cheryl  05/03/2014 03:29

I saw that somebody talked about having pitted edema in their legs. I have had it for the past 15 or so years. I was obese and had gastric sleeve surgery and have lost 70 pounds, but I still have the edema. It's not as bad, but my legs still look ugly and puffy. I am thinking about starting Hawthorn Berry supplement. Will this help with the edema in my legs. Nobody has been able to tell me why I have at these years!

kdonev 's avatar  kdonev 27/02/2014 17:39

Im 22 almost 23 yr old, and i have been dealing with SVT since i was about 16. I have never been on any meds, overall healthy, i workout a lot/play soccer. Episodes usually happen during physical activity. this past november i had an ablation done, almost 3.5 months later i still have SVT. Can this hawthorn berry stop these episodes from happening??

Clfetch5 's avatar  Clfetch5 03/02/2014 00:48

I've just started taking Hawthorne Berry. I have had 2 valve replacements with stainless steel valves, so I have been on warfarin since 98. Will this interfere with the warfarin which is a blood thinner.

hester 's avatar  hester 05/12/2013 05:12

i have picked hawthornberries in august in saskatchewan canada abundantly. dry them on cookie sheets in a varenda. i will crush them in a grain mill,then pulverize further into a powder like form to which i as a heaping teaspoon to about a 4 cup pot of steeped tea. they r naturally sweet never needing sweetner to my tea. at 55 years of age i use them to tame my heart arithmias and paplitations, and lower my blood pressure. at 150 lbs, slim and working a hard homecare job,,,,,i am living so healthy and happy berries.

guza 's avatar  guza 23/08/2013 10:02

can i take hawthorn Berrries with enalapril 20 mg for high blood pressure

sharker 's avatar  sharker 13/05/2013 18:43

what is the best way to make tea out of dried & hard hawthorn berries?
How many per cup?

Patty Mrogik 's avatar  Patty Mrogik 22/04/2013 13:15

I am very interested in advice and suggestions from y'all, especially D. Nelson, as you seem to "know your stuff." Let me share my background with this quick: I am 54 years old. Over the last several years I have been diagnosed with a-fib. Not severe for the most part; in fact, other than "heart farts" as I call them, (sorry, LOL, it's the little temporary skipping that occurs) I have only gone into full-blown a-fib 5 times in the last 7 years. Three times I was cardioverted and sent home, no biggie. My cardiologist put me on Fleccanide and coreg for about 18 months or so, and 4 baby aspirin a day. Then after I quit smoking my BP dropped so low, he had me stop all meds immediately except for the baby aspirin. I still had the occasional little heart farts, and then about a week ago, after eating a sausage that I knew dang well not to eat, I went back into full-blown a-fib. Stupidly I had also started smoking again (and am stopping again-please God for good this time!) He had me take my meds again and 24 hours later my heart went back into rhythm on its own. I saw him the next day and he put me on this hideous new blood thinner called Xarelto instead of the aspirin. It makes me so dizzy and light-headed and queasy that I am uneasy even about driving. I have a call into him today to discuss it. But I hate being on these meds and started doing research for healthy alternatives; that's how I found this site. Any and all suggestions, advice, etc will be welcomed. I grew up in California where we have lots of homeopaths, not so here in Georgia; most people I have asked don't even know what it is! So can you help?? God bless y'all and thanks!

kara 's avatar  kara 07/10/2013 18:38

There are two things which may help = the first is a good fish oil and the second is nattokinase. I drink a special water (Japanese Medical Device) which also thins the blood.

Charlotte Walters 's avatar  Charlotte Walters 05/04/2013 18:48

say you have a hawthorne tree, is it okay to eat leaves as well as berries? there's a lot of species of hawthorne. are they all beneficial?

Charlotte Walters 's avatar  Charlotte Walters 05/04/2013 18:45

i want to plant my own hawthorne tree and eat the berries? would berries be safe when fresh and green? do you wait till they mature? do berries turn color when mature?

justme756 's avatar  justme756 30/03/2013 01:30

Thank God for the wonderful herbs He has provided for us, I use Hawthorn berry powder, to help me sleep. I also take it in the morning for its other health benefits, even though I havent been diagnosed with anything. Prevention is worth an once of cure, A wonderful herb!

monica 's avatar  monica 29/03/2013 07:53

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Heatherwood 's avatar  Heatherwood 25/02/2013 19:33

About 2 days after the dr had told me that my tryglicerides were so high that I had the same chance of having a heart attack as someone who had aready had one, I was still half-asleep early in the morning and had this random thought that I should take Hawthorn berry. When I got to work, I checked it out and read that it was good for heart problems. And I do feel better now and my tryglicerides are down. Crazy way to hear about it, but I am glad.

Jan 's avatar  Jan 08/02/2013 19:04

When is the best time of day to take Hawthorne?

Han64 's avatar  Han64 08/02/2013 18:16

Is it OK to take hawthorn berry and agnus castus?

GmaHelen 's avatar  GmaHelen 05/02/2013 20:17

I started having heart palps after a virus last year. Needless to say, they were very concerning to me as i've always been a healthy woman. A friend told me about Hawthorn berry so i gave it a try. Within a week the palpitations began getting weaker and less often and i believe within two weeks they were gone completely. First time i've really seen an herb or vitamin work so fast and so thoroughly....

Deano 's avatar  Deano 02/02/2013 02:40

Is it safe for dialysis patients to take Hawthorn berry or the extract?

cat 's avatar  cat 06/01/2013 04:07

I heard that hawthorn berries are good for high blood pressure, does anyone know if its true?

Maggy 's avatar  Maggy 29/12/2012 17:48

71 yrs old have a pacemaker @ defibrillator combo, take lisinopril @ carved ill. Feel terrible, could I take hawthorn extract?

pipnanne 's avatar  pipnanne 20/12/2012 11:47

i hada stent put in 10 yrs ago then suffered the worst depression until i binned themeds. imake my own hawthorn tincture, eat radishes daily along with ginger root. no other medication at all. i don't use lifts or buses if i can help it and i'm still here, working away and enjoying life.

steve 's avatar  steve 04/12/2012 04:39

@ Serenity82108 Is it possible to get off apotex 20 mg (beta blocker) have been on for 3 years .i heard i should get off slowely . and start with hawthorn 300 mg ?? signed NEED HELP,CAUSE LIKE A PERSON WROTE,THE DOCTORS WILL LOOK AT ME LIKE ,LIKE I AM A NUT,THANK U IN ADVANCE,STEVE MILLER

Jasen Lee 's avatar  Jasen Lee 08/11/2012 20:48

I'm 44 yrs. old and have 90% blockage in the caroted artery. Will hawthorn berry help to clear this blockage?

pipnanne 's avatar  pipnanne 20/12/2012 13:03

i think you would be better off with cayenne.

HerbWisdom 's avatar  HerbWisdom 20/12/2012 13:18

Thank you for that feedback. We have a page on Cayenne here: http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-cayenne.html

Chris Maciocha 's avatar  Chris Maciocha 17/11/2012 11:26

K2 will do better!

peaceofmind500 's avatar  peaceofmind500 05/11/2012 23:11

Can I take this while I'm on Effient and asprin? I just had a stint put in my heart.
Does anyone know????? Thanks

peaceofmind500 's avatar  peaceofmind500 03/11/2012 23:46

I just had a stint put in and I'm taking Effient and Asprin to thin the blood. I know I have to be on this for a month or two, but it gives me a ferrosous headache. They wanted me to switch blood pressure medication but I didn't fill the prescript. I take Aldactazide 25/25 once a day and I will stay on that. Been on it for 20 yrs.. Not sure if I can still buy it off the internet or The pressure wasn't bad but it's better now. I want to take the Hawthorn but I'm not sure if I can with this Effient. It's Nov. 3, 2012 if anyone knows, I'll check back and see. Great info and thanks!

Mandy 's avatar  Mandy 30/08/2012 14:33

I have a prolapsed heart valve, and because of this suffer from arrhythmia. I take hawthorn as tea. I pick it from the hedgerows and keep it frozen in a container. I use leaves and berries both ripe and unripe. When I use it I have no heart arrhythmia symptoms. And it also makes me feel more relaxed. I think that's because when you have arrhythmia you often feel as if you are in a state of flight or fright.


I also make fruit leather with the berries. I make it into little flat squares and keep it in an air tight container and then have one inch square a day, which has the same effect as the tea.

Hconlin 's avatar  Hconlin 15/07/2012 23:59

Has anyone heard of multi-vitamins causing blood pressure to spike? I had to quit taking mine because my bp shoots up drastically after taking them...

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HappyHawthorne 's avatar  HappyHawthorne 23/05/2012 11:13

For over 40 years, I have suffered with severe water retention in my lower legs and feet. I had had numerous ultrasounds done to see if there was blockage, and there was none. My veins in my legs were just not working. I had pitting edema everyday after 4 hours of rising. Well, by chance I stared taking some Hawthorne Berry pills, and within 3 weeks--the edema is gone. The "bulges" of water in my legs have gone. I am morbidly obese, but am now able to move and walk more without the breathlessness that I used to have. So happy to have discovered Hawthorne.

thaskins77 's avatar  thaskins77 22/05/2013 22:00

That is great!! How are you doing now?

Roma 's avatar  Roma 30/12/2012 03:08

I have had the same problem for 20 yrs.What brand and how much do you take?

Daniel 's avatar  Daniel 24/05/2012 23:57

What doses are you taking and are they the regular Hawthorn Berrie capsules that you can purchase at any health food store?

Jenia 's avatar  Jenia 09/04/2012 08:08

Can I take Hawthorn if I am taking  Fenofibrate?

Mrs Shchetinin 's avatar  Mrs Shchetinin 09/04/2012 07:23

 Hello,
I have a close friend who has heart problems and I would like for him to try Hawthorn. At the momment he is on Crystal & Plavix meds. Does anyone (by anychance) knows if it is safe for him to take Hawthorn with this meds?

Thank you!

Dave 's avatar  Dave 20/03/2012 12:23

Have been taking Hawthorn Berry for over 8 months now to treat a leaky valve.  Since taking 565mg twice a day, I have no more symtoms of this malady.  I will continue using because it works with no noticable side effects.

Harlak51 's avatar  Harlak51 13/03/2012 14:50

aparet from berries do you do cherries  if so please let mje know

Harlak51 's avatar  Harlak51 13/03/2012 14:49

please let me know if it is available in india 

Pushpinder Sharma 's avatar  Pushpinder Sharma 11/05/2013 16:30

yes hawthorn berries are available in india in the form of tincture in homeopathy. Manufacturer is SBL and it comes by the name of cratageous oxycantha. Price approx rs 400 and dosage is 1 ml thrice daily.

Pushpinder Sharma 's avatar  Pushpinder Sharma 11/05/2013 16:31

tincture qty is 500 ml.

Harlak51 's avatar  Harlak51 13/03/2012 06:41

 i am interested in hawthorn berries Please let me know where in the world  this is found and i want to import to india and russia 

Harryexpo 's avatar  Harryexpo 13/03/2012 06:39

where is this found and Iwant to import to russia and india  can you send me thew names of suppliers anywhere in the world

Val 's avatar  Val 27/02/2012 15:52

I just bought some hawthorn berry syrup.  I was just diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse.  Is is save to take this?  If so, will it help?  Thanks.

Rey S. Celis 's avatar  Rey S. Celis 26/02/2012 14:23

Oh, Hawthorn Berry can really lower blood pressure and help during the shortness of breath! Amazing.

Ngaspa2971 's avatar  Ngaspa2971 24/01/2012 03:50

took hawthorne berry for 6 months doses of 300mg then 900mg.  My blood presrure went from 138/85 to 125/65 7 cholestrole dropped 20 points , not the mention this herb has a calming affect to it as well: absolutely works.  Also i have been working out for over 8 years so excercise did not cause the drops in bp & Ch nor did i change my diet, not to mention my cardio improved in 3-4 weeks tremendously! Try some

1427helen 's avatar  1427helen 01/01/2012 06:47

I had been diagnosed with afib. and put on metoprolol, digoxin and warfarin. Had side effects from both digoxin and warfarin, and ended up back in hospital with a heart rate of 27. they said over medicated. I was off everything for four days and put on lower doses. Still had problems with digoxin and war. Started looking on my own, as the Heart Dr. said, " your body will get use to it, keep taking them."
I had thankfully been healthy all my life and allergic to some drugs over the years that had been prescribed, so I knew to look elsewhere. I found recommendations online by Dr. Sinatra and others for Hawthorn Berry.I took it into my Heart Dr. he fired me.
At the time I couldn't walk past five houses and back without being out of breath. Previously to Afib. I was walking 2 to 3 miles a day. On May 20th,2011 I started taking two Hawthorn B. one morning, one in the eve ( 250mg extract 250mg leaf) by July I was walking a mile a day and quit the warfarin. and went to Natto Plus.
I have a new Heart Dr. I had a stress test in Nov. passed with flying colors. No sign of Afib. and the Dr said,( he didn't know too much about what I was taking and he was going to check into it. But would I take a baby aspirin a day too. I told him no problem. My next appointment with him is next fall, and I'm 75 yrs. young and again walking two or so miles a day, Thank God, Helen in Venice, Fl  

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Signify 's avatar  Signify 19/06/2013 22:12

Wish it was clear whether you continued to take the metoprolol with the hawthorn.

HerbWisdom 's avatar  HerbWisdom 20/06/2013 12:25

I believe the potential issue with taking Hawthorn Berries with meds such as beta blockers is just that both lower blood pressure, so you may be on too high a dose of beta blockers if you're also taking Hawthorn Berries so your blood pressure could end up too low.

Etrecker 's avatar  Etrecker 20/12/2011 20:25

Like what I am reading. Just bought some Hawthorn berry, but it is 525mg per capsule. I read somewhere not to take more than 180mg per day--should I throw this bottle away?

1427helen 's avatar  1427helen 01/01/2012 07:14

What I heard and read was 1500mg's prescribed. I have taken 2 a day of 250mg extract 250leaf, always take standardized herbs. since May and have gottin the all good from my Dr.

geminibooney 's avatar  geminibooney 27/10/2011 15:01

I picked hawthorn berries in the autumn, covered them in vodka, and left them to stew in the sunshine on my windowsill for three or four weeks.  Then decanted filtered liquid into a bottle.  I have been taking a little less than a teaspoon  twice a day just before meals, the added bonus of which it prepares my stomach for food, so indigestion significantly reduced.  My husband takes capsules, but we seem to have had the same improvement in quality of life and ability to exercise more than before.

Sherry 's avatar  Sherry 02/10/2011 21:04

I have been taking hawthorne for two years for hypertension high blood pressure. My doctor thinks I am still taking my Zestril. My bloodpressure has been normal. It really works.                                                                                From Sherry in Westland Michigan

Doingyourwill 's avatar  Doingyourwill 23/07/2011 06:11

Hello,
I am 33 years old. My blood pressure use to be around 142/96 (average). My doctor tried several types of bp meds. There was always a side effect. After researching Hawthorn Berry, I am now off of bp meds.
I have been taking Hawthorn Berry for about 6 months now. I first began consuming what the directions called for, 1 capsel 3 times a day. In doing that I began to get heart palvatations. A person working at a health food place suggest that I lessen the dosage. I now take it once a day in the mornings. I also run the treadmill 30mins a day at least 3 times a week and I stick to low sodium foods.
I am now experiencing low blood pressure. I think it worked to well. Maybe 111/81 bp is ok for me? i am exhausted all day though. i think i will now try taking Hawthorn Berry everyother day now.

HappyHawthorne 's avatar  HappyHawthorne 23/05/2012 11:19

You may want to add some Ubiquinol to your regimen. It helps bring the energy to every cell in your body. Be sure to get the Ubiquinol NOT the Ubiquinone, which your body has a hard time breaking down. 

L1487dkg 's avatar  L1487dkg 02/05/2012 00:35

I am glad that you decided to reduce the dosage.  Please let me know if taking it every other day worked for you.

Heclasemilla Hector 's avatar  Heclasemilla Hector 25/04/2011 05:27

I have been taken Hawthorne for more than 5 years ,I am on 20 percent of heart quadruple by pass 16 years ago
6 Years ago 1 stent 4 years ago 3 and 2 yers ago 3 a total of 7 stents I take plavix for Life and motopo
rol and Altace
for high BP and glyburide for diabetic I will recomended Hawthorne berry it helps but the best medecine is exercise
just dont over do it increase your hart rate for at list 45 minutes also watch what you eat.
Tank GOD I am still here and I keep very active.

UhOh 's avatar  UhOh 19/04/2011 11:06

I have been taking Hawthorn Berry for only a month now, but have noticed a very unwanted side-effect. Since starting to take a normal dosage of 500 mg a day I am unable to fully obtain and sustain an erection. As a healthy and active 50 year old this has not been a problem for me in the past.

8Pi 's avatar  8Pi 07/08/2014 13:57

The constituents of hawthorn should not have this effect. You don't say what else you're taking, or how you arrived at "normal dosage."

Carlos 's avatar  Carlos 24/07/2014 14:53

Hello, Hey did you stop taking it? Because i'ved been having the same issue. I have been taking it for a month.

Jessepina61 's avatar  Jessepina61 06/04/2011 16:01

Can Hawthorn be taken with Linisopryl (my blood pressure med) active in my system.

Drgnfli48 's avatar  Drgnfli48 07/04/2011 01:49

Hawthorn can be taken safely with Lisinopril, just watch your blood pressure carefully lest it should get too low. Remember, herbs take time, so relax and let it do it's job.

hawthorn 's avatar  hawthorn 26/03/2012 17:45

It says right on the lisinopril information not to take with hawthorn

Mandy Garcia 's avatar  Mandy Garcia 04/08/2013 17:03

I'm on lisonopril but want t try Hawthorne berry is it safe

sancho 's avatar  sancho 25/04/2011 00:24

how lomg does hathorn have to be taken to be in affect, i currently have a clot in my leg and have high blood pressure, can i take hawthorm with cumeden? lgs696@msn.com

Tsitlali 's avatar  Tsitlali 01/05/2011 22:25

not a good idea to take coumadin and hawthorn together...both thin the blood, and may make bleeding a problem (shaving, abrasions, ulcers).

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Ricykryst 's avatar  Ricykryst 08/03/2011 03:09

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Sheelagh 's avatar  Sheelagh 27/02/2011 20:45

If you take hawthorn daily, does it build up in your body?

Mike D 's avatar  Mike D 24/02/2011 23:38

had 3 stents put in in Dec 2010. They put me on Lisinopril, Toprol XL and some other meds. I felt worse after the stents than I did before. I was pretty sure it was the meds, so I quit them one at a time to see if there was any improvement (BTW I don't recommend this approach....when I stopped the Toprol XL cold turkey my BP was all over the place). In any case, it seemed to me that Lisinopril was the culprit and I have now replaced it with Hawthorn. Too early to see if it's going to help but will keep you posted. I'm starting on 300mg per day. If anyone has a suggested dosage I would appreciate hearing from you.

sheelagh 's avatar  sheelagh 24/02/2011 12:40

Does anybody have any experience of withdrawal symptoms when changing from hypertension medication to herbs such as hawthorn?

Mitch 's avatar  Mitch 23/01/2011 15:51

I went see a Shaman time ago and he recommended that i drink hawthorn tea about 3-4x a day becuase he sensed something about my heart. He also mentioned the dangers of smoking for me, tho i smoke regular, 6-8 cigs a day and lots of the wacky kind** I drink it like a beverage, my chest pains, lil bouts of panic hypochondria about my haert or palpitations is gone, drink it everyday.