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Welcome to this page, containing the most exacting - while easily understandable 
insight of the incredible Hawthorn & its use for dogs recovering from heartworms 
to be assembled anywhere






This page offers detailed heartworm natural remedies info on a key ingredient that your pet may be needing right now especially if he/she has heartworms.    It is offered to you here today and is a supplement to this sites' overall goal - to assist pet owners with bringing their dogs' immunity and overall health back to 100 percent via natural protocol.  All while destroying parasitic presence in a simplified, safe, definitive, and non-chemical way.  



Update to this page:

Hawthorn is used for repair of certain internal systems of your pet that heartworms leave damaged while still present, or already gone.   

It has nothing to do with the actual removal of hearworms as the other recommended products found in the report perform that task.

I continue to see message board entries from people that are asking how much Hawthorn to give for heartworm removal, etc.  As always, email me with any questions.



When you are all done reading this page dedicated to the ongoing health and recovery of your family dog, you will see why Hawthorn berry/leaf is so highly regarded in the pursuit of your pet's healing process, and overall health


I offer this page for the purposes of you my visitor and fellow dog parent to begin to:

  • Learn about the naturally grown plant Hawthorn;  an essential item for the ongoing absolute best healing process obtainable for your pet after the heartworms are gone.


  • Notice the difference between this vs. other natural remedy sites that simply display one or two basic lines of information when sharing their ingredient or benefits lists 


  • Trust in  the level of knowledge, support, and commitment you can expect when visiting  further pages of this site which is entirely dedicated to helping each and every dog recover successfully from, or find proper monthly prevention against, heartworm infection or general  parasite infestation



What’s left after the heartworms are gone


Read this page carefully and refer back to it as much as you likeIt shares a critical element of a multi-part remedy process that is vital for your pet and is not included in the report page later

Left in the wake of what was once a healthy right heart ventricle and multiple heart and lung arterial sections of your dog, is now the likeness of a recently deserted battlefield that needs proper rebuilding once the heartworms are gone.  If we had been successful at killing and later dissolving adolescent and adult worms from your pets’ body naturally, so now we need to be at rebuilding the aftermath of heartworm infection.  And together we will.

Needless to say the Liver, kidney, and blood systems showed up first in this fight as the heartworms grew in number and into adulthood before ever even reaching the heart.  They get beaten up throughout the entire timeline and desperately need some immense repair of their own. This topic will get covered in later reading.   




One little plant; Hawthorn berry for dogs - what some have always known - what few fortunate others are just beginning to see


If someone placed me in a secluded habitat indefinitely and granted me just a few secondary consumables besides actual food to exist and insure proper health with, Hawthorn Berry/leaf/flower would be one of them.   The extent of benefits that this plant offers far reaches what I will be able to share with you here today.  However what I am going to do on this page is digitally point to modern-day scientific references that give weight to the naturopaths’ claim for what this plant does daily world-wide.  And then equate that into how it will help a dog with heartworms as well.   

For an 18 year master herbalist to choose this plant in the above example over the thousands available to him and you for that matter, it’s got to be nothing less than miraculous.   I will be sharing resources on the credibility of this information from the likes of multiple university studies, medical institutions, and more.   

You may feel unfamiliar with Hawthorn for the moment, but I'm sure you have heard of, and/or consumed herbal remedy products somehow in the past.


The reality is that you have already been made aware of the likes of:

  • The 80 year old Ricola brand 13 herb blend cough drop tv commercials of the late eighties
  • To Echinacea, Coral calcium, Colloidal silver, and St. Johns wart craze of the late 90s-mid 2k’s
  •   To maybe even a more recent day broadcast arrival of the rain forrest Acai and Tibetan/Chinese Goji berries.  Yes?  
  • Or the incredible fruit Garcinia Cambogia that has found its popularity as recently as mid 2013 for how it naturally changes the way your liver interprets fats and ultimately melts away pounds (from your tummy that is, not your doggies').



The benefits of Hawthorn and the ingredients like Quercetin and Catechins that your dog needs right now - Lets get some technical terms and names that Science has defined for this plant out of the way first


Hawthorn (Crataegus oxycanthus or Crataegus monogyna ) is a plant.  The leaves, berries, and flowers of hawthorn are used to make medicines, and also to compliment an ingredient list found in a few food and drink recipes throughout different cultures.  It is not an attractive plant, as it takes form of a thorny bush/shrub/tree that can grow as high as 15 feet or more.  Technically there are over 1,000 species of this plant and it grows abundantly throughout  much of the world such as Europe, North America, and Asia.

As it turns out, Hawthorn is in fact, the most scientifically tested plant in the world to date. There is more information on it's components than any other thus far....ever.   It also holds the record for being the first plant recorded for medicinal use...ever (in Europe) going back to the 1st century.  It is used more in Europe than anywhere else in the world to date as well. Which makes sense since they essentially founded/discovered it way back when.    

It is used to promote the health of the circulatory system, treat angina, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia, and has been found to strengthen the heart. Hawthorn is widely regarded as a safe and effective treatment for the early stages of heart disease.  It has also been held in high regard for its ability to strengthen blood vessels, curb vascular insufficiency, regulate blood clots, restore the heart muscle wall, lower cholesterol, combat high blood pressure and low blood pressure, and the hardening of the arteries.  Hawthorn berries have been used to treat heart problems since at least the 1st century, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, referenced at Natural News.com.  There is more to add if I had the strengh to type....for hours on in.



Hawthorn berries have been used to treat heart problems since at least the 1st century, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.  Hawthorn berries have been used to treat heart problems since at least the 1st century, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.  Hawthorn berries have been used to treat heart problems since at least the 1st century, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.  Hawthorn berries have been used to treat heart problems since at least the 1st century, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.  t 

Known active ingredients of Hawthorn are represented by three groups of compounds:


  1. Proanthocyanidins (more commonly called procyanidins or opc’s) such as procyanidins A-2, B-2, B-5, and C-1,
  2. Catechins (and epicatechins) and finally,
  3. Flavonoids

The most abundant flavonoids of Hawthorn are:

  1. Quercetin,
  2. Hyperoside(an additional version of quercetin),
  3. Rutin(also a version of quercetin),
  4. Vitexin,
  5. Luteolin,
  6. Crataemon,,,


and another half-dozen or so fine flavonoids that round off this fascinating lil' shrub.  On a side note; there are over 4,000 compounds  to date that classify as flavonoids. 4,000 compounds that happen to be divided into 7 overall groups mind you. 

Note that every compound shown above is scientifically classified as a Phytochemical

The term “phytochemical” refers to a wide variety of ingredients that come from plants that may be found to have an impact or influence on human health.   I alone would like to further this definition to include the positive Impact or influence on canine health as I, sadly without any official cutting-edge scientists at my side, have witnessed for many years running.

Scientists have identified thousands of phytochemicals, although only a small fraction has been studied closely.  Like the ones shown above as a matter of fact.  Some of the better-known phytochemicals include beta carotene (a carotenoid), ascorbic acid (a man-made vitamin C derivative), folic acid, and vitamin E.  I am still puzzled to this day why ascorbic acid is in the lineup.  It’s completely synthesized and not good for you whatsoever.   Off topic, sorry. 

Therefore, a flavonoid is a phytochemical.   All flavonoids are antioxidants.  However, not all antioxidants are flavonoids.  Some can be nonflavonoid.   Anyhow, a flavonoid is an antioxidant compound that makes up the pigment (or coloration) of a plant, or leaf, or berry, etc.   The flavonoids of a red onion are in the purple hue of the onion.  Flavonoids in a blueberry are…you guessed it..  in the blue-ish color of that berry.  There are 3 main flavonoid pigment hues to be observed; Red/purples, Orange/yellows, green/blues. 

As most people have learned, thanks to the more recent and somewhat “rapid awakening” spirit of herbal remedy, an antioxidant is a nutrient from food that may protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals (molecules that damage cell's DNA and may trigger some forms of cancer and other diseases, and expedite aging of a body).


Certain flavonoid groups then help:

  • Prevent the formation of potential carcinogens (substances that cause cancer),
  • Block the action of carcinogens on their target organs or tissue,
  • Or act on already cancerous cells to suppress its further development.

Other groups have huge cardiovascular, heart disease, asthma, and stroke avoiding/fighting benefits.   Some play a role in protecting the brain.  Yet others are antihistamine, antimicrobial, memory and mood-enhancing, blood cleansing, and can even reverse the cognitive declines seen from aging. This is precisely the reason why we are told to eat more fruits and vegetables; to gain the benefits of the flavonoids that exist in them, among other things. 



Hmm.  It would appear that Hawthorn might very well help a canine recover from a heartworm dilemma - Lets add in Quercetin and Procyanidins for your dogs' potential heartworms too


There is no question that Hawthorn will help a dog during and post heartworm infection.  We have barely scratched the surface of how tremendous this herb is for the heart, capillaries, arteries, and such.  Being that we have only covered flavonoid benefits thus far.  We have yet to cover the benefits of Quercitin and Procyanidins throughout this page yet either. 

Quercetin is a flavonoid that, for starters, acts as a metobolic and endurance enhancer.  It lowers blood pressure, and may prevent immune cells from releasing histamines which might influence symptoms of allergies other allergic or inflammatory chemicals other allergic or inflammatory cheor other allergic or inflammatory responses to sickness.  These benefits are only a few that Quercitin brings to the table. 

Quercitin was discovered and named in the mid 1850's.  The biggest benefit with regard to the use of it in our infected dog is the antiflamatory and anti histimine properties its so well known for possessing.   Learn more benefits with references at Globalhealingcenter.com.  If you have determined that your dog has allergy tendencies, learn how Quercetin helps against canine allergies at Dogsnaturallymagazine.com.

OPC’s (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins) are a set of bioflavonoid complexes and class of nutrients that perform as free radical scavengers in the body, among other things.  They have  Ttbeen shown to protect against cardiovascular and other degenerative diseases and to have numerous other benefits, including: lowering LDL cholesterol levels, reducing platelet aggregation, increasing the strength and elasticity of blood vessels, helping collagen repair itself, reducing edema and inflammation, relieving functional problems associated with vein insufficiency, and improving skin health.  

Hawthorn is a magic bullet for a dog that is suffering from, or has recently survived, heartworm infection.  Without question.  A dog in this position needs every bit of help he can get regarding anything to do with heart, valve, arterial, or blood flow efficiencies.     



Knowing about Hawthorn is great - Knowing how to find the right Hawthorn, with everything wrapped into one astounding power-punching product, could be tough


I hope that you have gained an appreciation for natural remedy by reading this page.  I have brought quite a bit of information together for you in one easy-to-read session here hopefully saving you an extreme amount of research time in the process.  My entire site is devised with that thought in mind.  I trust you will consider Hawthorn as a must have item in your pets' recovery from heartworm infection. Include it for your family to take too!

Knowing about this incredible herb resource gains you an advantage in aiding your little family member back to the greatest of health.  You must now know how to obtain the best version of the product available.  As you may soon discover, the internet has hundreds of products available to you for purchase.  And as we all know; not all products are created equal.  You could spend many hours trying to determine which one is best for your pet to gain the most nutritional benefit from. 

Fortunately, since my time is spent in the name of saving you yours, and helping your pet recover from parasite infection, I have researched numerous products to arrive at the best possible recommendation for you to obtain and administer to your pet and in quick fashion.   There are over 1000 species of Hawthorn and only a small handful that works best in the capacities that we need it to.



 A Great Resource (among many) for Hawthorn Berry 


You can obtain Hawthorn and/or Hawthorn berries prepared in powder form fairly easy at most health food stores. Ideally, you are wanting the Crataegus oxycanthus or Crataegus monogyna   versions of Hawthorn. 

Below are superior capsule versions of Hawthorn chosen by quality vs. availability in the Amazon U.S. , UK, and Canada markets that will be easy for you to administer to your furbaby:





In the fight together and always here to help,


Jeff Battershaw








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