Med Plant Data Base


Moldo-german project 10.820.09.09GA
ЂEvaluation of the pharmaceutic potential
of medicinal plants from natural habitats from Republic of Moldova


Crataegus curvisepala

KINGDOM: Plantae » Class: Magnoliopsida » Order:Rosales » Family: Rosaceae

Crataegus curvisepala


Crataegus curvisepala



Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Rosales

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Crataegus

Species:Crataegus curvisepala

Plant description

Shrub or tree up to 5 m; spines
1-2 cm. Leaves rhombic to ovate-oblong, (10-)20-40 mm, as broad as long,
cuneate at base, concolorous, glabrous or with scattered hairs; on lower part
of short shoots shortly 3-lobed; on upper part of short shoots and on long
shoots with 3-7 deeply incised lobes, irregularly serrate at apex and often
almost to the base. Inflorescence 7-12-flowered, lax. Flowers white; pedicels
5-10 mm, elongating in fruit to 10-20 mm; sepals triangular-lanceolate,
acuminate, refiexed in flower and fruit; style l(-2). Fruit dark purple,
ellipsoidal, 8-15 x 4-8 mm; pyrene 1. Fl. 5-6. Deciduous and mixed forests,
bushy slopes, banks of rivers, 50-1800 m.

Diffusion area



Grows through the oak, hornbeam,
beech, linde-ash-oak forests, in the meadows, in the coppice, on the
deforested lands.

Therapeutic actions

Application in medicine is well
known for a long time. Folk medicine has long been used for palpitations,

At present, flowers and fruits of various species of hawthorn are used in
the weakening of the heart muscle. They increase blood circulation in the
vessels of the brain and heart, lowers the excitability of the central
nervous system, improves sleep.

Also, has a time-dependent antihypertensive effect.

Biologically active substances

Rutin, hyperoside, chlorogenic
acid, flavonoids.

Indigenous medicinal plants in databases

Albastrele Ц Centaurea cyanus L.

Albumeala Ц Gnaphalium

uliginosum L.

Alun Ц Corylus avellana L.

Angelica Ц Angelica arhangelica L.

Ardei Ц Capsicum annuum L.

Arin Ц Alnus incana Moanch.

Armurariu Ц Silybum marianum


Aronie Ц Aronia melanocarpa

(Michx.) Elliot

Centers, institutes, research labs of medicinal plants


Genetic characteristics

2n = 68

Gathering place (figure should be increased)

Crataegus curvisepala
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