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.