Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)

blood indices

Polysaccharidebased Biological Activity of Extracts Isolated from Fruits of Crataegus Monogyna of Varying Degrees of Maturity

The fruits of midland hawthorn (Cratae gusoxyacantha L.), as well as leaves and flowers have a complex composition. A water-soluble polysaccharide complex, flavonoids and saponins, and other biologically active compounds were revealed in them. Consequently, preparations made from the vegetable material of hawthorn have a high biological activity. A liquid extract of fruits and a tincture of hawthorn flowers, are widely used in medicine. These drugs are used for cardiovascular diseases, have a sedative and hypotensive effect.