Hawthorn is widely regarded in Europe as a safe and effective treatment for
the early stages of heart disease and is endorsed by Commission E- the branch of
the German government that studies and approves herbal treatments. It is used to
promote the health of the circulatory system and has been found useful in treating
angina, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia. It has
been found to strengthen the heart and stabalise it against arrythmias.