Hawthorn Berries Or Extract

Hawthorn Berries Or Extract – Harvesting hawthorn berries is new to me this year. They are sweet and mellow if you get them at just the right time, and for the past few years I have been tasting them too early in the fall. This year, Washington hawthorn was sweet and mild in late October. But by then the single-seeded hawthorn started to rot, so next year I’ll be looking for them in mid-October.

I credit Josh Fecteau’s recent hawthorn post with inspiring me to try hawthorn again. As Josh points out, there are many hawthorn species in New England, perhaps 50. And in all of North America, perhaps a thousand species, according to George Symonds (from his wonderful book Tree Identification Book: A New Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Trees

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, my favorite guide to learning tree ID). Fortunately, you don’t need to be able to identify specific species. You just need to know it’s a hawthorn because all hawthorns have edible berries. HOWEVER, like apple seeds, hawthorn seeds contain cyanide and should not be eaten. Don’t panic; just spit out the seeds.

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Why bother with hawthorns? They are beautiful, interesting and delicious natural foods with known health benefits. Some people use the berries to make hawthorn jelly, but I haven’t tried it yet. Berries, leaves and flowers can be used to make tea. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see how I make hawthorn extract.

I describe two types here to give examples of general characteristics. This should help you recognize a hawthorn when you see one, but i

If you’re not sure you have hawthorn when foraging, check with additional sources before eating the berries until you’re sure.

It grows as a small tree or large shrub and bears white flowers in late spring. The berries turn red in September (here), but become sweet later. By October 31st they were sweet and maybe a little past their peak. Each berry has 3-5 seeds.

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The leaves are lobed and toothed as you can see in my photo above. Many other hawthorn species have similar leaves. The tree is heavily armed with long thorns up to about 3 inches long. But with reasonable care, you can easily harvest berries that tend to hang off the branches. This is even easier in the season after many of the leaves have fallen and are no longer hiding the thorns.

Also called common hawthorn, it is a European native that has escaped cultivation and naturalized in North America. It’s sometimes called an invasive plant, but I don’t find it very often, and when I do, it’s not a lot in one area. It may be invasive in other parts of the country, but it doesn’t seem to be very aggressive here. Like Washington hawthorn, single-seeded hawthorn grows as a shrub or small tree and bears clusters of white flowers in late spring. The oval red berries ripen slightly earlier (than Washington hawthorn) in the fall and contain one seed (hence the name). The toothed leaves are more deeply lobed than those of the Washington hawthorn, but the spines are much smaller, only about 1/2 inch to an inch long.

Hawthorns are common in the forest floor here in Massachusetts, but they are tough specimens that don’t bear fruit well. It is too shady in the forest. To find prolific hawthorns, look in sunny areas, such as fields and thickets with shrubs, at the edges of pastures and along streams. They are often planted as ornamentals, so if your friend is berry picking, you have an easy foraging experience at your fingertips.

This is my first experience with hawthorn berries and I use them to make the extract using the same process you would use to make vanilla extract. I hope to use hawthorn extract as a flavoring in cooking and baking. I filled a clean can about 3/4 full with berries, covered them with 80 proof vodka and closed the cap on the can. I’m not sure how long it takes to get enough flavor from the berries, so I check it daily. I know other extracts like vanilla extract take weeks to get so that’s what I’m waiting for here. is a large, thorny shrub or small tree with stems and trunks composed of hard wood and gray bark. Belonging to the hawthorn (Rosaceae) family, hawthorn bears three-pointed leaves and white flowers, which are characteristic of other families of the rosaceae family. The flowers ripen into bright red berries, which are carefully harvested, avoiding the many sharp thorns that protrude from the bush’s branches. Sometimes spelled berries are often picked fully ripe in the fall before the first frost.

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Hawthorn has long been used in both traditional Western herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine. Much loved for its close affinity with the heart, it is believed to lift and strengthen both the physical and emotional heart. Hawthorn supports healthy circulation and cardiovascular function.*

Hawthorn has been used since the Middle Ages, with some accounts dating back to the first century Greek herbalist Dioscorides. Dark red berries have been used as an ingredient in jams, wines, sweets and candies. In addition, the trees are surrounded by legends, with many folk tales and magical myths surrounding them. Hawthorn was considered “sacred tree medicine” for the ancient Druids and was said to be the home of the fairies. Hawthorn branches and flowers were added to the wedding wreath, symbolizing purity and ensuring prosperity in Greek weddings. In Ireland, couples danced around the hazel tree at wedding ceremonies, and branches were attached to the cradles of newborns to protect them from evil. Hawthorn was even used to decorate the Maypole for seasonal May Day or Beltane ceremonies.

Hawthorn berry extract has both a sweet and sour taste and is slightly warming. The extract can be taken alone in water or juice or added to personalized formulations. Hawthorn tincture goes well with motherwort, oat and St. John’s wort extract. Hawthorn extract is perfect for herbal teas such as berry puree tea or love tea.

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Enter your email below to request a new password. An email containing a link to verify your email address will be sent to the address below. Hawthorn berry, also known as “hawthorn”, has been a popular ingredient in desserts and wines and a major medicinal herb for thousands of years. In ancient Rome, it was used to relieve diarrhea. It is also a key herb in traditional Chinese medicine. In the Middle Ages, Europeans used it to keep their heart healthy.

There are hundreds of hawthorn species all over the world. Although they are small, hawthorn berries have serious health effects, especially for your heart. They can also improve your exercise performance (x).

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of physician visits, hospitalizations, and death in the United States. More than 600,000 people die of heart disease each year (x).

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Hawthorn berries contain phytonutrients, including anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, antioxidants that strengthen blood vessel walls. They may also reduce symptoms of congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, arrhythmia, low blood pressure, angina, atherosclerosis, and high cholesterol (x).

Studies show that hawthorn berry extract is significantly beneficial for heart health compared to a placebo (x). In one study, researchers gave 78 heart failure patients 200 mg of hawthorn three times a day for two months. At the end of the study, the patients’ heart function improved and heart disease symptoms decreased (x). In fact, hawthorn was nearly as effective as prescription heart medications at reducing symptoms—and had fewer side effects (x).

Hawthorn can also keep your heart healthy by lowering blood pressure. In one study, researchers gave 79 patients with type 2 diabetes either 1,200 mg of hawthorn extract per day or a placebo. At the end of the 16-week study, participants who took hawthorn had more blood loss