Dr. Wong's Essentials® Hawthorne Berry Extract is a blend of Hawthorne Berries extracted and combined with Serrapeptidase to create a superbly beneficial product.
Hawthorn is of the Crataegus species of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae primarily found in temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America. The fruits, or berries, have been likened to over-ripe apples and as used by some cultures in jellies and homemade wines while the young, tender leaves are used in salads. Traditionally, the Hawthorn species has been used in many herbal cultures for its cardiovascular benefits.
"In Germany one of the most frequently prescribed treatments for maintaining healthy/normal heart function 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 where it is listed as having many benefits including by not limited to the potential for improving physical work capacity and anaerobic capacity (the ability to continue functioning in low oxygen conditions).*
In Germany some clinical trials have found benefits in the elderly with no heart conditions by simply helping maintain healthy heart functioning through the aging process (Hoffmann 1995).* Hawthorne is reported to be supportive for normal heart action during menopause, anxiety and nervous disorders (Hobbs & Foster 1990).* There is limited preliminary research showing that hawthorne helps relieve muscle tension and promotes relaxation and normal sleep rhythms (Djumlija 1994) (Chang & But 1986).*"
|*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.|