1 oz | Certified Organic | Starwest Botanicals Product
Botanical Name: Crataegus Laevigata
Hawthorn has a long history of use in traditional Western herbalism and is well-loved for its affinity for the heart. The red berries of Crataegus laevigata have been an ingredient in jams, wines, cordials, and candies for centuries. Hawthorn berry is often macerated in herbal vinegar and syrups, infused as hawthorn tea, or used in tincturing.
Hawthorn supports healthy circulation and cardiovascular functioning. Hawthorn is considered a superior heart tonic by many herbalists. However, its effects on the heart are manifold. Many consider hawthorn to be transformational for the emotional or spiritual heart as well. Herbalist Matthew Becker suggests that hawthorn is specifically helpful for women with "broken hearts" i.e. for those "feeling wounded and hurt." Often the flowers and leaves are made into floral essences to address these types of emotional issues. Hawthorn is considered slightly warm energetically and both sour and sweet in taste.
Prepare as a decoction - 1 tsp of berries per cup, cover and bring to boil then simmer for 30 mins.
Safety: Hawthorn should not be used by persons with cardiac medications. Please note that Hawthorn Berries will sometimes develop a white film on the berry. This is natural sucrose maturing in the outer skin.
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