Hawthorn - Crataegus Pinnatifida scion / bud wood

Hawthorn - Crataegus Pinnatifida scion / bud wood
Botanical name   Crataegus pinnatifida
Rootstock   Hawthorn
Details   Chinese Haw (Crataegus pinnatifida) producing large dark red fruit and no thorns. Offering scions as people have struggled to grow this variety from seed. Graft onto wild hawthorn seedlings.
Price   $3.90  each
Price for 2 or more   $3.50  each if you buy 2 or more
Tags     hawthorn  scion 
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Hawthorn (Crataegus pinnatifida) is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, particularly in Chinese and European herbal traditions. Its berries, leaves, and flowers are rich in bioactive compounds that are believed to offer a range of health benefits. Some potential benefits of Hawthorn (Crataegus pinnatifida) include:
  1. Heart Health: One of the most well-known benefits of Hawthorn is its potential to support heart health. It is believed to improve blood circulation, strengthen blood vessels, and enhance the pumping of the heart. Hawthorn is often used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), and high blood pressure.
  2. Antioxidant Properties: Hawthorn contains antioxidants such as flavonoids and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) that help protect cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants may contribute to overall well-being and have potential anti-aging effects.
  3. Cholesterol Regulation: Some studies suggest that Hawthorn may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and triglycerides, while also increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels. This cholesterol-regulating effect could contribute to cardiovascular health.
  4. Blood Pressure Management: Hawthorn has been investigated for its potential to lower blood pressure. It is believed to work by dilating blood vessels and promoting smoother blood flow, which can help reduce hypertension.
  5. Mild Diuretic Effect: Hawthorn has mild diuretic properties, meaning it can promote increased urine production. This can be beneficial for individuals with conditions like water retention and edema, as it helps reduce excess fluid buildup in the body.
  6. Anxiety and Stress Reduction: Some compounds in Hawthorn have been linked to potential anti-anxiety and stress-reducing effects. They may help calm the nervous system and promote relaxation.
  7. Digestive Health: Hawthorn has been traditionally used to support digestion. It may aid in the digestion of fats and promote healthy digestive function.
  8. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Certain compounds in Hawthorn have shown anti-inflammatory properties. This could be beneficial for reducing inflammation in various parts of the body and potentially aiding in conditions like arthritis.
  9. Immune Support: The antioxidants in Hawthorn could also contribute to a boosted immune system by protecting immune cells from oxidative damage.
  10. Mild Sedative Properties: Hawthorn has been used to promote relaxation and sleep. Its mild sedative effects can help individuals who struggle with insomnia or restlessness.
  11. Antispasmodic Effects: Some traditional uses of Hawthorn involve its ability to alleviate muscle spasms and cramps.
It's important to note that while there is a long history of traditional use and some scientific research supporting these potential benefits, more extensive and rigorous clinical studies are needed to fully understand Hawthorn's effects and mechanisms. As with any herbal remedy, it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional before using Hawthorn, especially if you're on medications or have pre-existing health conditions.
Chinese haw

Chinese haw

Common name   Chinese haw
Botanical name   Crataegus pinnatifida
Family   Rosaceae
Details   Broadly spreading, deciduous. Thorns not numerous. Leaves glossy and yellow in the autumn. Grown widely in China for its edible red fruits.
Height (m)   5.0
Date   August 07, 2013
Edible  
Fruit / berries  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun   Semi shade, Full sun
Soil type   Moist, Wet