A hawthorn tree…more than just a shade tree that grows in the northern hemisphere. The hawthorn tree’s medicinal status is growing! Just as its shade is welcome when the sun is strong, the antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties of hawthorn extract are welcome to diminish bacteria, oxidation effects and more. Previously found to have promising benefits for cardiovascular health and treatment of cardiovascular disorders due to its flavonoid content, the hawthorn tree’s flavonoid content established it as beneficial for more issues including spinal cord injury and staph infection. (1,2) Young Chiropractic designs Easley chiropractic treatment plans with incorporated nutrition to tackle these issues and more with nutrients like those from hawthorn when proper. The Easley chiropractic care is always centered on what your body needs!
FLAVONOIDS IN HAWTHORN LEAVES’ EXTRACT
Hawthorn leaves’ antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes are growing its reputation as a well-known herbal medicine plant. Hawthorn’s total phenols, total flavonoid content, and antioxidant activity tested well in a recent study, especially for hyperoside, chlorogenic acid, and isoquercetin in hawthorn fruits. (2) Methanol and ethanol extracts of hawthorn demonstrated high levels of total flavonoids and polyphenols. The methanol extract of hawthorn had the strongest antibacterial level against bacteria, especially stapholococcus aureus (SA). It damaged the cell wall and membrane of SA and inhibited its enzyme activity, raised reactive oxygen species, changed gene expression, and triggered SA cell death. (3) Hawthorn’s methanol extract is potent!
FLAVONOIDS IN CARE OF SPINAL CORD INJURY
Research arranged to be published in 2021 reports on powerful therapeutic benefits of hawthorn leaves’ flavonoids for spine cord injury. Hawthorn leaves were tested and discovered to have plenty of total flavonoid species and content. Research described that such plenty of flavonoids can lessen apoptosis (cell death) and use neuroprotective effects to foster motor function in rats with spinal cord injury. (4) An appealing step toward potential human benefit and Easley back pain reduction.
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Schedule your next Easley chiropractic visit with Young Chiropractic. Nutritional issues are critical in overall Easley chiropractic care especially when benefits of natural sources like the hawthorn tree are anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-cell death in spinal issues, foci of care at Young Chiropractic. The hawthorn is so much more just a tree like Easley chiropractic care is a lot than just a treatment. See you soon!