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Health effects of hawthorn.

  title={Health effects of hawthorn.},
  author={Stephen Dahmer and Emilie Scott},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={81 4},
Hawthorn medicinal extract has long been a favored herbal remedy in Europe. The active components of this slow-acting cardiotonic agent are thought to be flavonoids and oligomeric procyanidins. The most studied hawthorn extracts are WS 1442 and LI 132. Reviews of placebo- controlled trials have reported both subjective and objective improvement in patients with mild forms of heart failure (New York Heart Association classes I through III). Other studies of hawthorn in patients with heart… 

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