Crataegus Oxyacantha.

Botanical name: 

Syn.—Crataegus; Hawthorn.
P. E.—Fruit.
N. O.—Rosaceae.
N. H.—North America, Europe.

Properties: Heart tonic and restorative.

Use: This is a superior remedy in various heart troubles, it not only relieves, as many other remedies do, but often proves curative as well. Being a good heart tonic and restorative it improves circulation and consequently favors better oxygenation of the blood. We think of it in hypertrophy, valvular insufficiency, praecordial oppression, tachycardia, neuralgia of the heart, cardiac dropsy, or dropsy the result of weak heart's action; vertigo, apoplexy, angina pectoris, pericarditis and myocarditis. Of value in Bright's disease and diabetes. It appears to have solvent and absorbent power, and has been found to be of value on that account in atheroma, sclerosis of the arteries And also in calcareous and other similar deposits in the arteries. This drug needs further investigation. Crataegus oxyacantha has often given good results where other heart remedies have failed. If it should cause nausea or fullness in the head the dose should be reduced. A valuable heart tonic.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.