Crataegus Monogyna L.
Antioxidant, hair color protection, hair growth, anti-inflammatory, astringent
Infusions and decoctions of the bark, fruit, leaves, root and root bark, sap and sapwood, thorns, twigs, and young shoots of Crataegus have been used by various North American tribes to treat conditions including back pain, bladder ailments, consumption (pulmonary tuberculosis), diarrhea, mouth sores, and stomach complaints. The first mention of hawthorn’s cordial actions on the heart may have been made by the Swiss physician Paracelsus. The European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy also recommended herbal tea and preparations other than a hydroalcoholic extract for support of cardiac and circulatory function in nervous heart complaints.