Scientific Name: Crataegus spp.

Other Names: Maybush, May Tree, Quickset, Thorn-Apple Tree, Whitethorn

Parts Used: Berry, Flower, Leaf

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Antispasmodic, Astringent, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Sedative, Tonic (Vascular), Vasodilator

Uses: Arteriosclerosis, Buerger’s Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Rapid Pulse, Varicose Veins

Contraindications: High doses can cause low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and sedation. May interact with various medications. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you know how this herb affects you.