Hawthorn Berries have a rich history of use as a heart opening aid. The Hawthorn Berry is said to bring love into the heart. These stories seem to be based on more fact than fiction. This can be seen in numerous human and other animal studies.
Hawthorn Berries are rich in Quercetin & Polyphenols so they’ve been used in home remedies for centuries.
Some of the traditional uses of Hawthorn are:
- It’s use for its High Antioxidant & Polyphenol profile
- to help reduce oxidative stress and free radical activity
- to help reduce lipid peroxidation
- to support the liver
- anti-inflammatory properties
- it’s been used to help lower blood pressure
- possible reduction blood cholesterol levels
- digestion aid
- anxiety reduction
Proanthocyanidins, a group of flavonoid compounds in hawthorn berries are credited with much of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. The total phenolic, flavonoid, and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) fractions of hawthorn have 15-lipoxygenase inhibitory effects.
Various mechanisms for regulated cell death include the formation of oxidative mediators such as lipid peroxides and nitric oxide (NO). In this respect, 15-lipoxygenase-1 (15-LOX-1) is a key enzyme that catalyzes the formation of lipid peroxides. In multiple studies posted in various journals it’s been found that 15-lipoxygenase inhibition is related to a reduction of lipid peroxidation.
*Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding*
Hawthorn fruit is believed to be safe during pregnancy and lactation, but there are no human trials.
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