Of Eurasian origin, hawthorn is very common in Europe. Its flowering tops contain flavonoids, proanthocyanidols and amines, which are the main compounds responsible for the activity.
- Cardiovascular action –treatment of minor heart rhythm disorders, palpitations and cardiac erethism (increased excitability of the heart) in adults;
- Sedative action on the central nervous system.This property is recognized by use;
- Antioxidant properties.