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CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB
Started by: iirc at April 2 2010

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CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: iirc
Kashmir
  
April 2 2010
CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB
VERMA, S.K.1 , JAIN, V.2, VERMA, D.3 AND KHAMESRA, R.1
1Indigenous Drug Research Centre & Department of Medicine, R.N.T. Medical College,
Udaipur 313001 India. 2Laboratory of Ethnobotany and Agrostology, Department of Botany,
College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur India. 3Department of Repertory, Father Muller,
Homoeopathic Medical College, Mangalore 575002 India.

Abstract: Crataegus oxyacantha Linn., commonly known as Hawthorn, is one of the most widely
used herbal heart tonic. Recently it has been extensively investigated chemically and evaluated
clinically for its beneficial cardiovascular properties. Hawthorn berries support the heart due to
the high content of bioflavonoids. It increases the body’s ability to utilize oxygen, and the heart’s
ability to utilise calcium. The glycero-ethanolic macerate of shoots, leaves and flowers have
demonstrated bradycardia, significant decrease of arterial blood pressure, both in normotensive
and hypotensive rats and anti-arrhythmic activity in all experimental models of arrhythmia. It
has also shown strong negative chronotropic, positive inotropic and coronary dilatating effects
in rabbits. The flavanoid present in the extract have shown positive activity in certain
microcirculational disturbances in the skin and an inhibitory effect on activity of guinea-pig
heart phosphodiesterase. Moreover, it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and collagen stabilizing
action. Hawthorn is used to treat a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, but primary use is
generally restricted to treat hypertension, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure and
arrhythmia. Investigations all over the world have proved it to be a safe and reliable plant
derivative for cardiovascular disorders.

Hawthorn, also known as Haw, Hedgethorn, May bush, May blossom, May Day Flower, Ban-sangli (Hindi) and White Thorn; all these names correspond to the genus Crataegus (Gr. kratos = hardness of wood), a member of Rosaceae family. It is a spiny tree or shrub, may reach a height of 30 feet, but is often grown as a hedge plant in Europe[1]. In India, it is found in the temperate Himalayas, Kashmir and Gilgat, at an altitude of 1800-3000
meters[2].

Therapeutic indications: With the available
experimental work and clinical research Crataegus’s
primary use has been recommended in the following
cardiovascular conditions:
1. Hypertension
2. Angina
3. Arrhythmias
4. Congestive Heart Failure (NYHA class I & II)
5. Peripheral vascular disorders
6. Antioxidant and lipid regulating agent.

For cultivation of this plant:
Vishttp://chenabindustries.blogspot.com

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: shiva
  
May 1 2010
A man 66yrs old is suffering from Hypertension , High lipids, sinus bradycardia with 60 beat per minute .He has started taking Crataegus Q since last 10 days as hear tonic along with his usual anti hypertensive drug..It is observed that his blood pressure is increased , dryness in his mouth and weakness in all limbs . ECG shows the pulse is reduced to 50 bpm . Is it due to Crataegus ? If so, what is the antidot of it ? At present he has stopped taking Crataegus
shiva

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: garcot
Bangalore
  
May 1 2010
It is not due Crataegus. It is due to the other drugs that he takes alongwith Crataegus! He has to attend to the "pulse low" problems, which is the cause for weakness in the limbs.

Since it is Q potency, there is nothing like antidoting required. And as he has stopped taking the remedy, the effects should wear out on its own ( if at all you feel, it is due to crataegus!)

Best
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: shiva
  
May 1 2010
Thanks for your reply. Actually, a doubt is coped up due to the characteristic behavior of Crataegus to lower down the pulse rate..
If Crataegus is not responsible for his low pulse problem , he may take it as a tonic on later date
.During the said period he has taken antioxidant- Gingko Biloba and Nerverich additionally .May be , it is the side effect of those drugs.
However , as he is feeling some tightness in the chest along with weakness in limbs , he will take some drugs to improve his pulse rate.
regards
shiva

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Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: Dr Abhishek
Surat
  
May 1 2010
CRATEGUS OXY is best Homeopathic Heart tonic

Dr Abhishek Mukherjee
om sai clinic

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: shiva
  
May 2 2010
Allopathy doctor has prescribed " Alupent 10 mg " to raise the pulse rate of the said patient . Would you please suggest suitable homeo remedy in place of Alupent ?
As per materia medica Crategus Oxy reduces the pulse rate also . Can it be used as a heart tonic by the patient suffering from bradycardia also ?
shiva

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: udaya kumar
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May 2 2010
Alupent is a bronchiodilator and must have been prescribed for asthematic condtion or emphysema or similar conditions. If it is heart condtion there must be cardiac asthma. Please explain the condition and symptoms of the patient rather than trying to substitute allopathic medicine by homeopathic medicines. Digitalis or spigelia is otherwise indicated. Both should be given when pulse rate is low and only if symptoms match and is arrhythmatic. with best wishes

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Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: shiva
  
May 3 2010
Thanks udaya kumar Ji for your reply .
The patient is a hypertensive and sinus bradycardia patient with pulse rate of 60 bpm . He started taking Crataegus Q as a heart tonic
Suddenly he felt dryness in his throat , heaviness in back of head and weakness in all limbs . Cardiologist found that his BP has increased from usual 135/85 to 150/80 and Ithe ECG shows it is a case of " MARKED sinus bradycardia " with pulse rate of 50 bpm .The doctor has told that the above symptoms are due to circulation problem of blood due to low pulse rate As per his version "Alupent" it will increase the heart rate as well as will improve the above symptoms It is found that pulse rate increases to 56 within an hour of taking the same but there is no improvement in weakness in limbs .
My question is whether a patient with low pulse rate can take Crataegus Q as a heart tonic alongwith other medications.
How to raise pulse rate of above patient with homeo remedy ? It is observed that his pulse rate is slow and rhythmic and it increases on walking and talking. He does not feel any palpitation .
with warm regards
shiva

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: udaya kumar
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May 5 2010
Use Spigelia 30 three times a day for three days. If no improvement is noticed in pulse rate which is unlikely use Digitalis 30 three times a day for one day. Pulse rate should be checked before use of Digitalis, it should be low in order to use it. Crataegus may be stopped for the time being when spigelia is being used. Stop Alupent also when spigelia is being used.

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Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: shiva
  
May 8 2010
Spigelia 30 alone has responded well in increasing the pulse rate from 50 to 58 bpm . The drug Alupent is stooped . Weakness in limbs and heaviness on back of head still persists. The 24 hours Holter monitor report of the patient is given below for reference .:
1.The minimum heart rate was 40 bpm
2. The maximum heart rate was 83 bpm
3.There were 2 PVC which represents < 0.1% of QRS count
4. There were 11 PAC beats which represents <0.1% of the total QRS count
5. No ST depression episodes
6. There were no episodes of sinus tachycardia rhythm
7. There were 877 episodes of sinus bradycardia rhythm
8. There was no pause detected

Will he continue Spigelia 30 to keep heart beat around 58-60 ? He also feels heaviness
in his chest . By the by , he is a chronic arthritis patient with pain in all limbs and back . Can he take heart drop R-3 of Reckeweg for his heart ailment which contains both Spigelia and Crataegus
also ?
shiva

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: udaya kumar
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May 11 2010
No R-3 at this moment. A genetic predisposition to arthritis is behind the ailment. We need to remove it byseparate medicines and not bycombinations. Use Digitalis 30 three doses a day for one day. Repeat it every three days. Check thepulse when giving Digitalis. It can alternate with Spigelia. with best wishes.

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Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: shiva
  
May 27 2010
The patient is taking Digitalis 30 three doses a day in every three days alonwith Spigelia 30 alternatively.. His pulse remains 54-56 bpm .Weakness in limbs and heaviness on back of head still exists. As per cardiologist, he does not require any pace maker right at this moment . His Echocardiograph is normal with good left vestricular systolic function, the ejection fraction is 63%.. Cardologist has advised him to take drugs for reduction of BP and cholestrol level .
In view of above, do you recommend to use Digitalis 30 alternate with Spigelia 30 as par above schedule continously to maintain the pulse beat about 60 bpm . Can he now take Crataegus Q as heart tonic as well as for cholestrol reduction .
with earm regards
shiva

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: garcot
Bangalore
  
May 28 2010
if allopathic drugs are already under use to control the cholestrol and BP levels, Please avoid Crataegus. Otherwise, it can be tried again.

Arnica 6c or 30c can also thin the blood and also a good tonic for the whole body that includes the heart.

Best
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: shiva
  
May 28 2010
At present he is taking allopathy drug for BP control and homeo remedy Digitalis and Spigelia for his low pulse problem. He is not taking any drugs for cholesterol reduction . I learnt that Crataegus Q may also lower the cholestrol level . The person had taken Arnica 30 in wet dose twice a day continuously for six months earlier. The patient is interested to take homeo medicines in place of drugs for cholestrol reduction due to its adverse side effects. If Crataegus Q or some other medicine can not reduce the cholesterol level the conventional drug has to be used .
with regards
shiva

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: nages
India
  
April 1 2012
I have undergone by pass surgery during first week of September 2011. I have been taking allopathic medicines as post operative follow up. On the advice of this forum I have been using Crataegus Q for the last one week instead of all the allopathic medicines. Is it advisable to stop all the allopathic medicines,and use only Crataegus Q

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: Sketch
  
June 8 2012
I have a daughter who just turned two, and she weights 20ish lbs. She has blood pressure that is slightly above "normal' levels meaning it is over 98th percentile for her age. Is this safe to give her in small doses?

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: nages
India
  
November 19 2012
CTA -LOWER LIMB ARTERIES
-With 64 Multi slices scan




FINDINGS

Distal abdominal Aorta: Mixed plaques noted. No stenosis
Bilateral renal arteris: Mixed plaques noted. No stenosis

RIGHT

Common lliac Artery: Mixed plaques. Patchy areas of 20-30% stenosis
External lliac Artery: Mixed plaques no stenosis
Internal lliac Artery: Patent. Normal
Common femoral artery: Small mixed plaques noted at places. No stenosis
Profunda fermoris: Small mixed plaques noted at places. No stenosis
Superficial Femoral : Small mixed plaques noted at places. No stenosis
Popliteal artery: Patent. Normal
Posterior tibial artery: Proximal 2/3: Patent. No stenosis
Distal 1/3 : Mild to moderate disease
Peroneal artery Distal 2/3 : Moderate to severe disease.
Proximal 1/3: Patent. Normal
Anterior tibial artery: Patent. Normal
Dorsalis Pedis : Patent. Normal

LEFT

Common lliac Artery: Mixed plaques. Patchy areas of 20-30% stenosis
External lliac Artery: Mixed plaques no stenosis
Internal lliac Artery: Patent. Normal
Common femoral artery : Small mixed plaques noted at places. No stenosis
Profunda femoral : Small mixed plaques noted at places. No stenosis
Superficial Femoral : 40-50% of small segments of stenosis at proximal and middle 1/3
Popliteal artery : Patent. Normal
Posterior tibial artery : Patent. Normal
Peroneal artery : Proximal 2/3 Patent. Mild disease at distal 1/3
Anterior tibial artery: Patent. Normal
Dorsalis Pedis : Patent. Normal

At present I am taking ctrataegus Q 10 drops three times a day will this cure me

Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: udaya kumar
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November 19 2012
use arnica 6C three times a day 5 drops in one ounce water alongwith crataegus. It should be curative.

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Re:CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA - A CARDIOPROTECTIVE HERB By: behome
  
September 17 2013
Can one take Crataegus Oxy while taking a statin drug?
Thanks.

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