Uses supported by clinical data
Treatment of chronic congestive heart failure stage II, as defined by the New York Heart Association.
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
Support of cardiac and circulatory functions.
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
As an antispasmodic agent in the treatment of asthma, diarrhoea, gall bladder disease and uterine contractions, and as a sedative for the treatment of insomnia.
Accurate diagnosis of stage II congestive heart failure should be obtained prior to use of Folium cum Flore Crataegi. Consult a physician if symptoms worsen, remain unchanged for longer than 6 weeks, or if water accumulates in the legs. Medical attention is absolutely necessary if pain occurs in the region of the heart, spreading out to the arms, upper abdomen or neck area, or in cases of respiratory distress (e.g. dyspnoea).