Crataegus azarolus

Crataegus azarolus var. aronia L

Rosaceae

  • Crataegus aronia (L.) Bosc ex DC
  • Azarole Hawthorn
  • Crete Hawthorn
  • Mediterranean Hawthorn
  • Mediterranean Medlar
  • Mosphilla
  • Oriental Hawthorn
  • Spiny Hawthorn
  • زعرور
  • زعرور شائك
  • za'rur
  • za'rur sha'ik
  • עֻזְרָר אָדֹם
  • עֻזְרָר קוֹצָנִי
  • uzrar adom
  • uzrar qotzani

Tree, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Crataegus azarolus var. aronia L

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Decoct aerial parts. (Admin not specified).

Aerial partB
Cardiovascular

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Hypotensive

Decoct leaves & drink x2/day.

LeafB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct leaves & drink x2/day.

LeafB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

High cholesterol

Hypocholesterolemic

Decoct leaves & drink x2/day.

LeafB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Obesity

Anti-obesity

Decoct leaves & drink x2/day.

LeafB
Gastrointestinal

Intestinal gas/ swelling

Carminative

1. Eat fruit.
2. Prepare drink from fruits.

FruitZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct leaves in water & drink hot + sugar.

LeafZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney/ urinary tract pain & inflammation

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct leaves in water & drink hot + sugar.

LeafZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection

Anti-Infective

Decoct leaves & drink x2/day.

LeafB
Pain Relief

Chest pain

Analgesic

Decoct flowers, filter & drink x2 cups/day until recovery.

FlowerB

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Crataegus azarolus can interfer & potentiate the effect of cardiac, hyper and hypo- tensive medicines. Uterine activity suggest that it is unsuitable in preganacy & lactation. Side effects include fatigue, nausea ,rash, sweating. Contains tyramine therefore should be avoided with MAOI (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) . High does can cause arrythmias, hypotension & sedation. Roots leaves & flowers all contain cardioactive compounds.