(Crataegus oxyacantha)

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Thorny shrub of the wood from 2 to 3 m of which one uses flowers and berries.

Hawthorn infusion is a powerful sedative of the cardiovascular system, regulator of the blood pressure, and heartbeat rate.
Also : Palpitations, angina sore-throat pectoris, tinnitus, arteriosclerosis, menopause, nervousness, spasms, diarrhoea.
In external use : Cellulitis, garagarisms, angina sore-throats, throat.

2 spoonfuls of hawthorn seeds, add 3 cups of boiling water, let macerate 24 hours, drink 1 cup before each meal.

Infusion : One spoonful of flowers for one cup, let infuse 10 minutes, 3 cups a day.

Fill a jar with some dried flowered tops, cover with Cognac, let rest 2 weeks, filter, store in a bottle ; 2 spoonfuls per day.

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Crataegus, hawthorn, thornapple, Common Hawthorn, C. monogyna