crataegus azarolus l.

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crataegus azarolus l.
Used Part.

The fruits.

Active Principles.

Abundant dihidroascórbico and ascorbic acid, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and minerals in the fruits. Abundant coumarin in the leaves.

Drug Action.

Nutrition (this is one of the fruits with higher vitamin content)


Prevention of colds and flu, a dietary supplement, especially during pregnancy, nursing, convalescent and times of growth.

It is also used as a substitute Albar hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Food use ad libitum.


Le Floc'h, E. Etude Ethnobotanique une contribution to the Flore Tunisienne. Imprimerie officielle de la République Tunisienne, 1983, p. 111.

Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, p. 571.

WICHTL, M. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceutical. A Handbook for Practice on a scientific basis. Stuttgart: Medpharm Scientific Publishers, 1994, pp. 162; 165.

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