Crataegus berries are edible and during World War I, Crataegus (Hawthorn) seeds were ground and used instead of coffee. In addition, Hawthorn leaves were used instead of tea and tobacco.
More crucially Hawthorn berries have been used in healthcare as far back as the 15th century and known as a tonic. Alfred Vogel relished eating Crataegus berries as a child and later learnt of their true usefulness as a tincture made from the pulp of the berries.
Adults and children 12 years and over:
Take 732mcL dose (30 drops) in 50mL of water, 3 times daily, 30 minutes before meals or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Not recommended during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Not recommended for people taking medication prescribed by their doctor.
Not recommended for people with allergies to Crataegus and relates species.
Crataegi in ESCOP Monograph 2nd Edition page 98-106(2003)
Always read the label.
Use as directed.
Keep out reach of children.
Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2007
If ring at the bottom of cap is missing, broken or separate do not use.
Code of Practice for the Temper Evident Packing of Therapeutic Goods 2003
Contains Ethanol (Alcohol)
Not to be used in children under two years of age without medical advice.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.
TGA mandatory warnings
WarfarinHypersensitivity reactions, Nausea, vomiting anorexia, Fatigue, sedation.
Crataegi in ESCOP Monograph 2nd Edition page 98-106 (2003)
Hypersensitivity reactions, Nausea, vomiting anorexia, Fatigue, sedation.
Hawthown in mosby's Handbook of Herbs&Natural Supplement page 431-434(2001) by Linda Skismore Roth.