Black Hawthorn Berries Cut Open

Black Hawthorn Berries Cut Open – Many years ago I planted a hawthorn in my garden. I’m glad I started way back then!

It took a decade for this little tree to mature to produce the beloved berries—just in time to support my heart during my menopausal transition.

Black Hawthorn Berries Cut Open

Hawthorn berry is a primary ally in the chest of medical wise woman to stimulate your heart at all ages and stages.

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In the article, you will learn many easy and fun methods to extract the medicinal benefits of the hawthorn berry to support your heart in all seasons of your life.

Botanically, hawthorn is a shrub or tree in the rose family — along with many fruit trees, including apple, pear, cherry, peach, raspberry, blackberry, and mulberry.

When you look closely at hawthorn flowers, you will see their similarity to the petal pattern that characterizes the Rose family of plants – radially symmetrical, generally with 5 petals.

Traditionally, both “hawthorne” and “hawthorn” have been used to refer to this medicinal shrub valued for its berries – the hawthorne – which is surrounded by thorns.

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A favorite healing herb in the wise woman’s herbal medicine chest, hawthorn shows you how the lines between food and medicine blur.

When you engage in the benefits of hawthorn, your food becomes your medicine and your medicine becomes your food.

There are many forms you can play with—from water-based tea and decoction, alcohol-based tincture, and vinegar-based oxymel. Not only from the berries — but also from the flowers and leaves of hawthorn.

Want to hear more? Come, let us explore these wonderful hawthorn trees on the path of the wise woman. . .

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To give you the scoop on this powerful herb, I reached out to a dear wise herbalist sister who specializes in hawthorn.

EagleSong Gardener was my first herb teacher, over 30 years ago. I was a student hungry for more than I could find in the halls of the academy.

I did independent study in botany and wild plants. Having EagleSong take me by the hand and share the herbs she knows and loves was a revelation. . .

EagleSong’s passion for hawthorn is unmatched—she travels the world to explore the botanicals and folklore of hawthorn’s traditional uses, and concocts an amazing variety of hawthorn concoctions in her kitchen apothecary.

Hawthorn — Wild Foods And Medicines

I invite you to dive into the botanical and culinary moments of hawthorn with EagleSong, the “Hawthorn Whisperer” herself. In the words of EagleSong. . .

Where do you find hawthorn (aka hawthorn)? Hawthorn, Crataegus spp., is the epitome of a common plant, proliferating around planet Earth in temperate northern latitudes. A member of the Rosaceae family, this small to medium tree takes its place in rugged environments with grace and even charm. There are thousands of species of Crataegus found all over the world! Growing 10′-50′ with small fruits, pits and often sharp, thorny branches, Crataegus are used as specimen trees in gardens, as foundations for outdoor fences, in orchards in China and Mexico – and as free agents in neglected landscapes providing shelter and food to countless insects, birds, amphibians, small mammals and, occasionally, humans! The name Hawthorn is an Old English word for hedgethorn. Before that the term “hag” meant hedge. Hence the rickety old fence! Whitethorn, Crataegus oxycantha and C. monogyna, dominate as shrubby trees used in European hedgerows—along with its spiny counterpart blackthorn, sloe plum, Prunus spinosa! An extremely vigorous and adaptable tree, Crataegus occasionally resorts to amixture—a form of asexual reproduction that does not require cross-fertilization to create entirely new species. Two other widely used herbs with this ability are Taraxacum and Alchemilla, our friends and allies, dandelion and lady’s mantle. Somehow, this just tickles my fancy! Getting to Know Hawthorn as a Medicinal Food Generally recognized as a food with special properties wherever it grows, hawthorn preparations include candies, juices, wine, herbal medicines—and it is used fresh and dried in soups, teas, punches, jams, butters , chutney and relishes. Like many herbal allies, hawthorn is not universally accepted as beneficial. At least one county in Washington state has listed hawthorn as an invasive species. Ironically, this is the county where I harvest most of the olive oil used in my practice. Heart health is a major concern in our communities and the world. By misunderstanding herbal allied medicine in the first place, an opportunity for healing and connection can be missed. Considered “food for the heart” and excellent heart medicine by many herbalists in various traditions, hawthorn is one of the herbs that, personally, brings me great joy to care for. Wanting to have this tree more deeply connected to my life, I set myself the task of finding as many ways as possible to bring hawthorn into our daily diet. I invite you to do the same. As you get to know each other, remember to wrap your senses around this little tree, its leaves and flowers, its fruit, and if you are lucky enough to be physically close to a hawthorn tree, its nature through the seasons . Can you taste the sweet and sour in carobs? The hint of bitterness? What do the leaves and flowers taste like? How do they make your mouth feel? What does the tree smell like in full bloom? Who visits these blossoms with you? How does it feel to lie on the ground under its branches and watch the clouds float by? Please use these recipes and remedies as a springboard to nurture health and wholeness in your life with hawthorn. When we enjoy the medicine of hawthorn in its many expressions, perhaps, a deeper understanding of the complexity can be found in a plant… In recent decades, the extensive proliferation of wonderful, delicious herbal preparations flooding into the folk tradition of folk medicine is staggering! Well done! Hawthorn Flower & Leaf + English Tea On my visit to England last May, I stayed with Heather, a laissez faire sister gardener whose garden nurtured and nurtured me for 3 weeks. On arrival the hawthorn in the front garden was in full bloom. I asked if I could cut off some ends to dry for tea. The heather was more demanding and Hawthorn Flower & Leaf Tea in the common English tradition was born… Ingredients 1 English tea bag (Any black tea bag will work) A small handful of dried or fresh hawthorn flowers & leaves Place the tea and hawthorn in a 4-6 teapot cup. Add boiling water. Steep covered 5-10 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold with or without milk and/or honey as you like. The English love their tea at least 3-4 times a day. Hawthorn Fruit (Berry) Decoction 2 Ways Choose either preparation method 1 or 2. Ingredients 4 ounces dried hawthorn fruit (berry) 1-1.5 quarts water Method 1: Place hawthorn in water, bring to a slow boil, reduce fire and simmer for 3 -4 hours adding water as needed to maintain at least 1 liter. Try the decoction in 1 hour, 2 hours, three hours. how does it change? Method 2: You can prepare hawthorn fruit as a long infusion using a 1 liter thermos. The extended slow heat of the thermos infusion results in a delicious, nutritious long brew without having to keep an eye on the pot! Hawthorn Oxymel Recipe A delicious combination of honey and vinegar with hawthorn fruits (berries). This is a classic 1-1-1 oxymel recipe, parts by weight, with an added infusion of flowers and leaves to prevent the pectin from forming. Ingredients 1 kg fresh or frozen hawthorn fruit (berry) ½ kg hawthorn flower/leaf herb infusion 1 kg apple cider vinegar 1 kg honey (adjust sweetness to taste) Simmer hawthorn with infusion and vinegar until berries burst, mash potato, let sit until cool. Reheat just below the boil. Cool. Mash with a potato masher, then let the mixture drain through a mesh bag or jelly bag. Do not tighten! Return the juice to the pan, add the honey and heat until the honey dissolves. Bottle while hot. Store in a cool place. Refrigerate after opening. ***The resulting pips can be sieved and used to make chutney, butter, BBQ sauce or anything you like. Have fun! Tangy oxymels preserve the harvest and can be used in many ways. Enjoy chilled with sparkling water for a thirst-quenching drink, add to a fruit salad for a brighter flavor or to a vinaigrette for a green salad dressing, enjoy with a spoon or drizzle over pancakes! Have fun imagining more ways to include this nutrient-dense food in your daily diet. Enjoying Hawthorn Herb the Wise Woman’s Way Could nutritional health really be this much fun? I think you will find creating nourishing and tonic herbal preparations both satisfying and rewarding. You are engaged to hawthorn! This small, common tree holds a fundamental place in herbal practice for strengthening the heart muscle. improving digestion and circulation. resolving arterial congestion and reducing blood pressure. and supporting the immune system and increasing longevity. Hawthorn is packed with anti-inflammatory flavonoids, minerals and nutrients—including magnesium and calcium to nourish and strengthen the whole person. Although no single ingredient can be singled out as the active ingredient, the sum of all its parts brings