Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 1, 2019.
What are other common names?
- Crataegus cuneata
- Crataegus kulingensis
- Crataegus laevigata
- Crataegus monogyna
- Crataegus oxyacantha
- Crataegus pinnatifida
- Crataegus rhipidophylla
- Mespilus laevigata
- Chinese Hawthorn
- Crataegus monogyna Jacquin
- Crataegus oxyacantha L.
- English Hawthorn
- LI 132
- Oneseed Hawthorn
- WS 1442
What is this product used for?
Hawthorn is used by some people to help with heart failure or other coronary diseases. It may help lower cholesterol or high blood pressure. Some people use it to lower anxiety and pain.
What are the precautions when taking this product?
Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.
This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.
Be sure to tell your doctor that you take this product if you are scheduled for surgery or tests.
Take extra care if you are allergic to roses.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:
High blood pressure
Male sexual problems
Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.
What should I watch for?
Feeling that your heart is racing
When do I need to call the doctor?
Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.
Signs of low blood pressure. These include feeling dizzy, weak, or tired; fainting; more thirst; or skin that is pale, cool, and clammy.
Signs of heart failure. These include 3 to 5 pound weight gain in a week, swelling of the legs or stomach, chest pain, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, or decreased ability to walk.
Signs of low blood sugar. These include hunger, dizziness, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating.
Very bad throwing up
Very bad loose stools
Very bad headache
Red blood in stools or black, tarry stools
Where can I learn more?
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
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