Hawthorn's Anti-Seizure Properties

July 11, 2018


"Ameliorating effect of hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) and physical exercise on acute penicillin induced seizures in gerbils...We studied its effect on penicillin induced epilepsy in gerbils...Conclusion: Crataegus oxyacantha extract has shown positive affect to ameliorate on some seizure parameters in this study..." (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295478564_Ameliorating_effect_of_hawthorn_Crataegus_oxyacantha_and_physical_exercise_on_acute_penicillin_induced_seizures_in_gerbils)




The Hawthorn tree is in the Rose Family (often seen on the Bible). Roses, apples, pomegranates, almonds, berries (blackberries, raspberries, etc.), are in this important family. It would not be surprising to continue to hear of great healing benefits from the various members of this family. Hawthorn is already known for its heart-health abilities. These fruits and their leaves contain amazing amounts of antioxidants, etc. Rose-hips for example are filled with super amounts of Vitamin C in its natural state - which is a powerful antioxidant that brings health to the brain. 


But be sure to also notice that they used penicillin to induce the seizures in the animals! How important it is to eat organic - antibiotic free - it would appear to especially be so if one is prone to seizures!


























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