Family Name: Rosaceae
Botanical Name(s): Crataegus Oxyacantha
Popular Name(s): Hawthorne, Haw, May Tree, May Blossom,
Mayflower, Quickset, Thorn-Apple Tree, Whitethorn.
Parts Used: Flowers, leaves, fruits
Habitat: Grows as either a shrub or a tree in England and
Description: Its trunk or stem has hard wood, smooth and
ash-gray bark and thorny branches. The small, shiny leaves are dark
green on top, light bluish green underneath and have three irregularly
toothed lobes. The white flowers have round petals.
Uses: Hawthorn is used internally for circulatory disorders and
most heart problems, and especially if you have a feeling of tightness
or pressure in the heart area. It is also helpful in restoring high
blood pressure to normal, and combined with Ginkgo biloba to boost
cerebral circulation and improving memory.