Hawthorn's Details & Specifications

   (2 diseases can be cured by hawthorn. Click here to find more)
 
Botanical Name :  Crataegus oxyacantha Linn.
Hindi Name :  Hawthorn (View Name of this herb in more Languages)
English Name :  Hawthorn
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Category

:  Astringent
 
 

Source

Whole Herb :  Fresh and dried
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Family

:  Rosaceae
 
 
Geographical Source
The plant is indigenous to Europe and is found in following countries: - Europe India Iran Iraq North Africa Western Asia
 
 

Identification

Organoleptic characteristics
Colour :  N/A
Seeds :  Hawthorn
Taste :  N/A
Size :  Hawthorn usually form a 2 .5 to 3 cm (8 ? 10 ft) high shrub, rarely a small tree.
Physical Standards
Total Ash :  N/A
Moisture :  N/A
 
 

Chemical Constituents

Major
Major chemical constituents responsible for physicochemical and therapeutic action of the herb are: - Hyperosid Vitexin Vitexin-4-rhamnosid Rutine Triterpene Ursolic Oleanolic acids
 
Minor
In small proportion this drug contains tannin.
 
 

Storage

To maintain physicochemical properties and medicinal values of the herb it is recommended to maintain following storage conditions: - Air tight containers Protection from light Protection from moisture