Hawthorn Berries Recipes – This post is part of the British blog Herbarium on “Herbal treasures in March” hosted by Brigitte.
A friend just sent me this question: what can I do with hawthorn berries? (it’s surrounded by fruiting hawthorns) so here’s a list:
Hawthorn Berries Recipes
1. Make herbal vinegar, same process as this one. Hawthorn berry vinegar is one of the most delicious vinegars – tart and fruity. Try a tablespoon in a glass of water.
Frontier Co Op Hawthorn Berries, Whole, Organic 1 Lb.
2. Make a liqueur – plain or fancy (bottom of the page. There is also an interesting recipe for spicy sauce). Regular hawthorn schnapps is basically a tincture, but you can use a lower strength alcohol (which makes it cheaper).
3. make a tincture. Hawthorn berry tincture is a world-famous tonic for the heart and circulatory system (even scientists accepted it). Lasting for several months, it is considered a safe remedy that helps with many heart problems. I also find the tincture helpful to the emotional heart during mourning – it seems to lighten things up and allow the process to run more easily.
4. Make an aperitif (The Chinese have long used hawthorn as a digestive aid and is considered especially good with meat meals).
6. make hawthorn jelly. Haven’t done this (I’m not a jam maker) but I have a friend who makes a few every year and it tastes pretty delicious. There seem to be two different types of recipes – those that contain apples or blueberries and those that contain only hawthorn berries. I would like to hear any experiences related to this. I ate my friend’s jelly as a sweet on the oatmeal cookies, but it would also go well with the meat and aid digestion.
Hawthorn Berries (zaaroor)
7. Eat the berries straight from the tree. Sometimes they are too dry inside but other trees or other times give a nice snack to walk around. I suspect trees with the right amount of water have better tasting berries. Hawthorn berries are full of goodies:
8. make fruit peel. This British eating man in Britain tried, but with varying results. Hawthorn berries dry fairly easily, so maybe the mold problem is due to the addition of water. I can try with the vinegar leftover berries (oh, sweet and sour fruit peel). Boiling the berries in a little water can also be a good option.
9. Unfortunately, Google has no recipes for hawthorn ice cream, so I’ll just have to do …
10. Do everything you usually do with fruit. I’ve seen recipes for hawthorn chutney and hawthorn wine.
What Can I Do With Hawthorn Berries?
11. Make a poultice. Juliette de Bairacli Levy says that the ground raw fruit “has a high reputation for drawing deep-seated splinters and thorns, and for whitlows” (from
12. make magic. Hawthorn in Europe / UK has a long tradition of magical uses that seem to focus on conservation. If you are not interested in the hippie / pagan aspects, you can use the hawthorn to focus on what is good or needs healing etc.
If you have spring now, and not fall, you’ll be happy to know that hawthorn flowers and leaves are also very useful, and much of what is true about blueberries also works for the spring plant (with a few adjustments). flavored and distilled alcoholic drink, often fruity taste, alcohol often brandy. A few years ago I came across a recipe for hawthorn schnapps, I don’t remember exactly where. I often go looking for a variety of plant recipes that I pick regularly, and it sounded like a great idea to try.
Are famous for their health-promoting properties, especially for the heart. Hawthorn supports the physical function of the heart and is safe to use to prevent a heart attack or recover. Berries also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B17, and vitamin C. Always seek medical advice before using hawthorn if you have one; heart disease, you are pregnant or have low blood pressure.
Hawthorn Complete Herbal Extract Of Berry, Leaf, And Flower
Both sides of my family have heart problems, and my dear aging dad still struggles with his weak heart. So I eat, use and rather passionate about hawthorn berries. From a personal point of view, the second motivation for making this recipe is that my dad really enjoys drinking, especially at family gatherings and special occasions. Holidays are approaching and knowing that experiencing pleasure is so good for our health, I definitely wanted to do it!
I have enjoyed commercial Schnapps several times. Once, while traveling in Austria, we received a message that my friend Hilary had just given birth in Great Britain. I celebrated this evening with a strong peach schnapps and later with a few variations suggested by a group of German climbers with whom I made friends there. I also enjoyed my German friend who now lives in Cornwall. Pay attention to the theme? The word Schnapps actually comes from Germany and means “strong alcoholic drink”. The fruits used to flavor schnapps are often: pear, apple, cherry, peach, or plum. Hawthorn berries seemed to be a good wild berry to try as a replacement.
It’s so simple. Here, I will share some tips that may come in handy. To be clear, this is not a recipe for distillation, it is a recipe for flavoring alcohol and bringing out the goodness of hawthorn berries in brandy. If you prefer, you can use this recipe as a tincture and take five drops per teaspoon instead of a shot!
I like my medicinal brandy so I literally use brandy and hawthorn berries and don’t add sugar. Add a little sugar if you prefer the hawthorn liqueur. Soak the berries in the brandy (fill the jar or bottle 2/3 with the blueberries and cover the brandy) for at least 2 weeks. I completely forgot my – I’m not a big drunk – and left him for a year! It still works and tastes great. Drain the berries and pour into a clear or brown bottle.
Hawthorn Berry Cupcakes
My brandy turned brown (orange when drained) because I was picking the berries when they are ripe and late in the season. If you want a purer color, use the berries before they soften and turn dark red, and harvest them in September, not November!
You can take a look at this fantastic hawthorn berry ketchup recipe or this hawthorn, apple and honey peel recipe. I also share my latest recipes, processes and knowledge in my wild food hunting courses and post regularly on my Facebook and Instagram pages.
Unforgettable winter feeding menu Hawthorn ketchup The first frost and what it means to us and wild fruits Sipping herbal yarrow tea “His thorns are like nails; inches long and strong; stretching. Yet a milder, more nutritious medicinal plant is unlikely to be found. ” -Jim McDonald
In today’s article, I share excerpts from the Alchemy of Herbs about the many healing gifts of hawthorn. I also include one of my all-time favorite recipes: Głogowy Serek.
Hawthorn Goji Berry Digestion Tea 山楂杞子茶
Hawthorn of Alchemy of Herbs: Convert Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Medicines That Heal by Rosalee de la Forêt (Hay House, 2017)
Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, it is surprising to me that more and more people are unaware of hawthorn. Before I start sounding like a snake oil vendor, I should note that people get heart disease for a number of reasons, and hawthorn is not a silver bullet cure that can be used while ignoring the major basics of well-being such as a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
European culture has long been fascinated by hawthorn, and this thorn tree is surrounded by many myths and pieces of folklore. In addition to being used medicinally, the hardwood of the tree has been turned into tools, and the tree’s thick, thorny nature has made it a popular choice as a natural hedge or fence. Various species of hawthorn are native to North America, where indigenous peoples have used it to treat a variety of ailments, including wounds and digestive problems. People in China also have a well-developed relationship with hawthorn, often using it to stagnate digestion.
In spring, hawthorns produce lots of lovely white to pink flowers. After pollination, the tree begins to form numerous clusters of berries that mature in late summer. These red berries are dry and floury and can vary in shades from bitter to sweet depending on the species.
Hawthorn Cordial Recipe: Hawthorn For The Heart
Hawthorn is a tree in the rose family that grows throughout the northern hemisphere. There are over 280 species and herbalists use all of them in a similar way. The species most often studied in science are
The current paradigm of Western medicine in the treatment of chronic disease relies heavily on suppressing symptoms rather than addressing the factors that cause the problem. For example, if you have seasonal allergies, your doctor may give you something that blocks your body’s attempt to create histamine, but doctors often do nothing to modulate your immune system and, above all, prevent allergy symptoms. This paradigm can be seen in: