Hawthorn is especially popular in Europe, where it is used in a number of herbal tinctures, herbal combinations and teas. The berries’ effects on the circulatory system have been researched extensively and found to contain specific types of antioxidants which nourish the cardiovascular system.
The berries should be taken over a period of time for their full nutritional benefits to be realised. They contain vitamins C and B complex, crataegin, carotene and flavonoids. Extracts are rapidly assimilated by the body and can be mixed in liquid or taken directly under the tongue.