Hawthorn

Hawthorn berries ismedicinal, edibleand ornamental plants. In ancient times, people believed that hawthorn- aprotector against evil spirits and evil spirits. Hawthorn is the Pink family(Rosaceae).This shrub or small tree with shiny purple-brown branches, have thick long straight long thorns. The leaves are alternate, broad lyrhombic,pointed.The flowers are small, white, with unpleasant smell. Fruits of blood-red, spherical, ellipsoid, with sweetpowderypulp.Theheightof3-5 m.

Hawthorn ismedicinal, edibleand ornamental plants. In ancient times people believed that hawthorn secures from evil spirits and evil spirits.

Hawthorn refers to Rosaceae family. This shrub or small tree with purple-brown shiny branches, has thick long straight long thorns.The leaves are alternate, broad lyrhombic,pointed.The flowers are small, white, malodorous. Fruits are blood-red, spherical, ellipsoid,with sweet powdery pulp. Plant height is3-5 m.

Hawthorn berries contain 4 through11% sugar, mainly fructose, so that they can be eaten under diabetes, it also has biologically active substances -triterpene acids (oleanic, ursolic,ikrateg), cholineandacetylcholine, quercetin, tannins,phytosterols, tartaricand citric acid,A, C, R vitamins.

Hawthorn acts as vasodilator, antispasmodic, increases vascular and cerebrum blood supply, has strong antioxidant properties, lowerscholesterol, reduces blood vessels and capillaries permeability.