Hawthorn is scientifically called Crataegus monogyna, which is way too fancy for our classic tongue. Not just the berries, but its bark, twig, sap, and roots are edible and were utilized by ancient people. Hawthorn twigs, especially, were used to seek relief from pain and urinary tract infections.
Hawthorn is also recognized as quickthorn, whitethorn, maythorn, and may blossom around the globe. Its tree can reach a good height of approximately 45 feet with a dense crown, full of long leaves, and clusters of pinkish-white flowers.
However, hawthorn berries are red to bluish-black in color that emerge after the fertilization of highly fragrant pinkish-white blooms. Hawthorn berries are around .3 inches long and bear a single seed for the further perpetuation of its life.
Traditionally, hawthorn leaves and berries are used for making the increasingly valuable herbal medicines (capsules, tablets, or liquids) to help a failing heart. These medicines aid in diseases such as angina, congestive heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia, and atherosclerosis.
Hawthorn berries are loaded with flavonoids, procyanidins, triterpene acid, and phenolic compounds which possess a heavy pharmacological background. Hawthorn berries also attenuate aggressive muscle spasms, and anxiety disorders by posing sedative activity. Also, hawthorn berries do not back down when they come across dyslipidemia. They prolifically lower the fatal levels of triglycerides and LDL, all the while increasing the levels of HDL.