Dr. Wong's Essentials® Hawthorne Berry Extract is a blend of Hawthorne Berries extracted and combined with Serrapeptidase to create a superbly beneficial product.
"In Germany one of the most frequently prescribed treatments for heart conditions is the herb Hawthorne (Crataegus orycantholdes). Germany, like many European countries, has a government agency called the Kommission E which produces official monographs guiding the safe prescription, usage and manufacture of herbal medicines. Amongst current monographs is one on hawthorne which states that it is useful for heart insufficiency (classes 1 and 2) by strengthening heart contractions, lowering blood pressure and lowering pulse rate, as well as improving physical work capacity and anaerobic capacity (the ability to continue functioning in low oxygen conditions).* The berry from hawthorn is widely employed for arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats, palpitations), high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.* Clinical and laboratory research findings abound that hawthorne may be beneficial in treating heart conditions, including arrhythmia, angina, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels.*
Clinical trials have also found benefits in the elderly with no heart conditions but simply deteriorating heart function with age (Hoffmann 1995).* Hawthorne is reported to be beneficial for heart complaints during menopause, anxiety and nervous disorders (Hobbs & Foster 1990).* There is limited preliminary research showing that hawthorne relieves muscle tension and promotes relaxation and sleep (Djumlija 1994) (Chang & But 1986).* These are factors that may be beneficial in heart conditions."
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Hawthorne berry is a great nutritional supplement to regulate and strengthen heart beat*. However, Hawthorne berry works best as a full strength extract of just the berries as the leaves and stems are not physiologically active parts of the plants.* To enhance absorption and utilization, Dr. Wong has added the enzyme Serrapeptidase to our Hawthorne Berry Extract supplement.* Heart patients should combine the use of Hawthorne with magnesium to achieve best results.* Arginine and TMG (TriMethylGlycine) can also be used to help dilate blood vessels and further improve results.*