*Hawthorn or Karamarda is an evergreen shrub that is well known for fat burning and tissue repairing action in the body. In Asian traditions, the dried fruit of this plant has been used for improving metabolism and helping with indigestion and unformed stools. Hawthorn has an affinity towards the heart and improves blood circulation around the heart.
*Benefits include improving the assimilation of nutrients, relieving diarrhea, repairing heart health, improving fat metabolism, promoting healthy blood flow, promoting digestive health and managing lipids levels.
Suggested Use: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Carissa Carandas
Family – Apocynaceae
English Name – Hawthorn
An armed evergreen shrub grows up to 3 meters in height. Leaves are simple, opposite, with prominent veins. Flowers are white and fragrant. Fruits ovoid, single-seeded drupes become black or red when ripe. Thorns are long and sharp.
Physical and chemical properties of Karamarda –
Taste – Sour (unripe fruit), sweet (ripened fruit)
Quality – Heavy
Potency – Hot
Post Digestive effect – Sour
Bhavaprakasha – Amradi Phalavarga
करमर्दद्वयं त्वाममम्लं गुरु तृषाहरम् |
उष्णं रुचिकरं प्रोक्तं रक्तपित्तकफप्रदम् |
तत्पक्वं मधुरं रुच्यं लघु पित्तसमीरजित् ||६९||