Latin Name：Crataegus pinnatifida Bunge
Extract part: Fruit
Identification measure :HPLC
Appearance: Fine yellow brown powder
Country of origin:P.R. China
Maybush, botanical name Crataegus oxyacantha, grows as a thorny shrub with white and pink flowers and berries in Europe, Western Asia, North America and Northern Africa. Modern medicinal parts used are the leaves and flowers whereas traditional preparations use the fruit. The main active constituents of Maybush are flavonoids including oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs), vitexin, vitexin 4””-O-rhamnoside, quercetin, and hyperoside. These flavonoids act as potent antioxidants.
Maybush has a primary role in promoting cardiovascular health. This includes an improvement in coronary artery blood flow and thus oxygen supply to the heart, contractions of the heart muscle, stable angina and stage II congestive heart failure. It has also been made evident that Maybush increases blood flow to the periphery by decreasing resistance in peripheral blood vessels, and has mild effects in lowering blood pressure. Maybush has also been shown to improve elasticity of arterial walls by maintaining the collagen matrix.
1. Applied in food field, mainly as a functional food additive, added into a various of food;
2. Applied in health food field, it can be used in health product as a wide range of raw materials;
3. Applied in pharmaceutical field,it is used to treat coronary heart disease, angina cordis; bradycardia and high heart rate arrhythmia;