Hawthorn Hero in our Heart Mate

A group of Cochrane Researchers looked to see if hawthorn was better than placebo for treating patients with chronic heart failure. They identified 14 randomised control trials that compared the effects of adding hawthorn extract or placebo to conventional therapies.

heartmate2packThe trials involved a total of 855 patients and the data indicated that hawthorn.
•improved maximal workload,
•increased exercise tolerance,
•reduced oxygen consumption by the heart, and
•reduced shortness of breath and fatigue.
•A few people reported mild nausea, dizziness and heart and stomach complaints.