Hawthorn Tea is conventionally used to treat and prevent cardiovascular disorders. Causes the dilation of muscles in the heart, Hawthorn tea is conventionally used to treat and prevent cardiovascular disorders. Causes the dilation of smooth muscles in the heart and blood vessels, Hawthorn flowers, leaves and berries have long been used to prepare medicinal teas and tinctures, and in recent year’s hawthorn has become popular with natural healers for treating heart ailments. It has the ability to strengthen the heart muscle, promote blood flow and lower blood pressure. It is also good for irregular heartbeats and palpitations and may help prevent heart disease in older people. It contains the pigments known as Flavonoid and from the glycoside oxyacanthine. The herb also increases calcium concentration in the heart muscle, which has a strengthening effect. In addition, Hawthorn calms the nervous system and has antispasmodic capabilities. Well documented applications of Hawthorn are the following: congenital heart failure (stage II NYHA), chronic Cor Pulmonale and slow heart rate, Atherosclerosis, Hawthorn berry preparations have been shown to combat chest pain (angina), a health problem caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart. It may be a powerful agent for the removal of LDL ("bad") cholesterol from the bloodstream. Supporting the cardiovascular system, Hawthorn can be taken safely by people with hypertension who are also taking blood pressure medications. A bitter-tasting tea can also be made from dried hawthorn leaves, flowers, and berries. To decrease symptoms of congestive heart failure Use, 160 to 900 mg standardized (4 to 20 mg flavonoids/30 to 160 mg oligomeric procyanidins) fluid crude extract daily for at least six weeks • 120 to 240 mg extract standardized to 1.8% vitexin rhamnoside/10% procyanidins three times per day for at least six weeks. Hawthorn for heart failure or angina may require at least six weeks of use, three times per day before an effect is noticed.