Hawthorn

Product Overview

Hawthorn was reputedly what was used to make Jesus’ ‘crown of thorns’ so Christianity has somewhat created an association between Hawthorn and bad luck. On top of that unlucky reputation, some European species of Hawthorn emit a nasty smell from their flowers which hasnt helped the plants public image. However, modern herblists have seen past this association and recommend it for a variety of heart and cardio-vascular related issues including palpitations and blood pressure.

Latin name: Crataegus monogyna
Amount: 50-100g
Type: Organic, Dried Berries

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What is it used for?

  • Research in Germany has endorsed Hawthorn has having benefit for the cardio-vascular system where it has been found to strengthen the heart and stabalise it against arrythmias and to lower blood pressure
  • Hawthorn is rich in antioxidants which are thought to reduce the bad effects of ‘free radicals’ in the body
  • Some herbalists believe to open up the coronary arteries to improve the hearts blood supply

How to prepare

To drink as an infusion steep two teaspoons of crushed leaves or berries in a cup of boiling water for up to 20 minutes, no more than twice per day Can also be enjoyed as a teaspoon of tincture at the beginning and the end of the day Hawthorn is quite bitter but can be mixed with sugar or honey to sweeten it up

Cautions

  • Some herbalists suggest limiting doses and usage to avoid light headedness or lowering the blood pressure to far
  • Always consult a medical professional if you have a serious condition of any type
  • Do not give to any child under two years old
  • Do not use while pregnant or nursing

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Latin Name

Crataegus monogyna

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