Crataegus • Homeopathic heart remedy

Cardiovascular and blood pressure problems

Chronic heart problems can be manifold: from arteriosclerosis, shortness of breath, palpitations over blood pressure problems to circulatory problems. For all of them, the homeopathic medicine Crataegus can provide natural help in addition to conventional therapy.

The homeopathic medicine Crataegus is obtained from the fresh fruits of the hawthorn bush. Of the many different species of the rose family, Crataegus monogyna and Crataegus laevigata (synonym: Crataegus oxyacantha) are the most common in Germany. The homeopathic medicine Crataegus can be made from both.

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Homeopathic help against cardiovascular problems

Crataegus has a strengthening effect on the heart

Hawthorn has been known as a medicinal plant for centuries and is valued primarily for its heart-strengthening effect. As a homeopathic medicine, Crataegus monogyna or Crataegus laevigata is used to support and accompany conventional, conventional medical therapy, especially in older people who have problems with a weak heart. Palpitations, shortness of breath during exertion, water retention in the legs, dizziness and headache are typical symptoms that speak for supportive treatment with Crataegus. In addition, Crataegus also has a positive effect on blood pressure by lowering high blood pressure and stimulating blood pressure that is too low. Crataegus is also an important remedy for atherosclerosis by protecting the arteries from deposits.

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Crataegus D2 to D12: Typical potencies and their dosage

Typical potencies for a treatment with Crataegus are D2 to D12. These low potencies are also recommended for self-treatment. If higher potencies such as Crataegus 30C and higher are required, it is advisable to discuss this with an experienced homeopath in advance. For the intake of Crataegus you can choose between homeopathic drops, tablets or globules. Adults take five globules or five drops or one tablet three times a day as a supplement to existing conventional medicine.

In the case of heart problems in pregnant women and children, self-treatment should not be undertaken, but a doctor should always be consulted who can assess whether additional homeopathic support from Crataegus is advisable.

If the symptoms improve, the number of doses is reduced to twice or once a day. Treatment should be discontinued once symptoms have disappeared.

Key symptoms for the use of Crataegus

Every homeopathic remedy is associated with specific key symptoms. What is meant are the symptoms that are in the foreground in a patient. Treatment with Crataegus is recommended if the following main symptoms, i.e. main complaints, occur:

  • Heart failure
  • Palpitations
  • irregular pulse
  • high blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • dizziness
  • Circulatory weakness
  • a headache
  • Water retention in the legs
  • Shortness of breath on exertion
  • arteriosclerosis

Crataegus: Means with a similar effect

The following homeopathic medicines cover a similar range of action as Crataegus and can therefore be used in addition to or as an alternative to treatment with Crataegus:

  • Digitalis: The Homeopathic medicines from the thimble are also used for symptoms of heart failure such as edema and sleep disorders as well as for high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias and angina pectoris. Unlike Crataegus, digitalis also has an effect on digestion and the urinary tract.

  • Cactus: Cactus grandiflorus is also an important heart medicine and is used for nervous heart problems and symptoms of angina pectoris. A typical guiding symptom for Cactus is the feeling of constriction in the chest, as if the heart were being held in a fist.

  • Ammonium carbonicum; Ammonium carbonicum can also help with heart problems, circulatory disorders and circulatory problems. In addition, Ammonium carbonicum is effective against colds and respiratory problems as well as kidney problems.

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