As part of our series of videos about herbs, alternative vet, Nick Thompson, tell us about the use of the herb Crataegus, better known as Hawthorn.
Hawthorn is an age-old remedy for the heart. Nick tells us about dogs who struggle with regular cardiac function and a condition called Dropsy. He explains how a tincture made from Hawthorn (also an antioxidant) can be used to improve cardiac function, reduce heart rate, increase heart strength and explains why it has this beneficial effect. Nick still advises people get advice from their own vet, but he believes that integrated medicine (the combination of traditional and alternative) can e the most beneficial way in a lot of veterinary problems.