Other Names For Hawthorn Berries

Other Names For Hawthorn Berries – Hawthorn berries are a popular herb in traditional Chinese medicine that supports the cardiovascular system. It also provides botanical support for the kidneys and digestive system. Properties: Warm, sweet

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Other Names For Hawthorn Berries

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With the arrival of autumn, I am happy that the fruits of the hawthorn trees ripen to a red color, and soon they will be ready to harvest. Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) is a member of the Rosaceae family. This botanical family also includes red raspberry (Rubus ideaus) and wild rose (Rosa woodsii), each of which protects itself with spikes that grow like hawthorn. Herbs in the rose family are easy to love, but do they know how to protect themselves? They seem to have strict boundaries and therefore demand respect.

I often find that my clients can use hawthorn in a healing formula or as a simple tea or tincture because it offers a variety of activities that lead us lovingly in our modern world. Although we are bombarded with information and opinions, the hawthorn stands still and is ready to hold us firm.

Hawthorn is interesting with its past and present. With nearly 300 species of hawthorn, it’s not surprising that many interesting details have been discovered over time. While this bountiful tree is the subject of various stories, mythology, and interesting facts, hawthorn provides us with more than just a story, but many supportive actions for the physical and emotional body. The most common types of hawthorn are Crataegus monogyna, C. oxyacantha, C. laevigata. All species of hawthorn have healing benefits (de la Foret, 2017) and herbalists use them in similar ways. In this article, I will address some of the myths as well as the benefits of hawthorn. You will also find two easy hawthorn recipes that you can use during the fall season.

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Hawthorn has many colloquial names, including May thorn, May thorn, and prickly apple, and it usually produces its white flowers on May 1st. Interestingly, the Maypoles are made from hawthorn trees (Mase, 2013), which is very fitting as these beautiful flowers appear during May Day and Beltane celebrations.

Folklore about cutting hawthorn is very interesting. Some say that cutting hawthorn branches can bring bad luck, especially if someone brings the cut branches home. Conversely, leaving cut hawthorn branches outside was often thought to prevent witches from entering the home. However, cut hawthorn branches are believed to have been used to make powerful wands and brooms for witches.

Another interesting piece of hawthorn history is that the Mayflower was named after the hawthorn tree because of the hope that the tree had inspired in England. Hawthorn symbolized not only hope, but also love, marriage and intimacy.

Hawthorn is often found in small groves planted to create a physical barrier between homes and properties, as well as in hedgerows. This weaving is called hedging, and actually translates as hedging. You can start to feel that this tree will have good borders.

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I remember the first time I knowingly spent time with a hawthorn tree. It was autumn, and it was among the linden and the rose—if there was a garden of herbs for the spiritual heart! I was drawn to thorns, leaves, and blackened fruit. It was then that I was told about a game myth related to the history of hawthorn. Hawthorn is said to be the guardian of the fairy kingdom. If you sleep under a hawthorn tree, you will be transported to the world of the Fae. Images of spritely, childish, colorful clothes and lively dances fill my mind. Could this tree connect us to the inner parts of ourselves, the parts that have forgotten how to experience joy through this wondrous lens?

The hawthorn tree offers many gifts: leaves, flowers, berries, and some herbalists use thorns. Hawthorn supports the physical heart by acting as a heart tonic (Easley & Horne, 2016), the spiritual heart, and personal boundaries. The berries have a sweet and sour aroma profile, while the leaves and flowers are more astringent (Tilgner, 2009).

The Chinese, Native Americans, and European peoples have a long-standing relationship with hawthorn as a heart tonic. Its use as a tonic dates back to 1st century Rome, where it was also seen as a symbol of love and marriage.

As mentioned above, hawthorn can nourish the spiritual heart (emotional body), but it also affects the physical body. The berry is full of vitamin C and flavonoids, making it a nutrient-dense, antioxidant herbal infusion. Flavonoids help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress (de la Foret, 2016), and regularly taken hawthorn berries are known to be a tonic herb for the cardiovascular system (Tilgner, 2009). Hawthorn leaves and flowers can also provide a calming, nervine quality. Combine all three parts of the plant – leaves, flowers and berries – and you have a deliciously relaxing and nourishing tea.

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Hawthorn is known as an herb for the physical heart. Hawthorn consumption improves the heart’s use of oxygen, as well as improves blood circulation and energizes heart cells (Easley & Horne, 2016). It is known to tone and strengthen the heart muscle (Easley & Horne, 2016) and is cardiovascular trophorestorative (Tilgner, 2009).

The incorporation of hawthorn through supportive nutrition and exercise has been used by many herbalists to support healthy blood pressure (Easley & Horne, 2016).

Hawthorn not only supports the physical heart. Hawthorn berries can be a gentle digestive aid (Easley & Horne, 2016). Hawthorn, taken after a meal as a warm welcome, soothes the digestion and opens the heart.

Hawthorn energy is cooling and mixes with moisture depending on the part of the plant used. (Easley & Horne, 2016). The berries are moist and have a slightly sweet and sour aroma, while the flowers and leaves are astringent (Tilgner 2009), which may have a generally drying quality.

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Hawthorn is a lovely and generous plant that can be used in times of tenderness, especially in times of grief. It softens our hearts and promotes forgiveness of ourselves and others. When you feel the need for a hug, turn to Hawthorn. I believe hawthorn helps us honor our innate strength and connect with who we truly are. It balances strength and softness, and allows for healthy boundaries to be nurtured as well as softness. It also helps support stress through neural activity (Easley & Horne, 2016). Experiencing grief and a broken heart is full of lies and stress. As a nervine, it supports an overworked nervous system as well as soothing tired sleep. It’s not uncommon to close ourselves off as we try to protect our tender hearts during times of transition and pain. Again, reach for Hawthorn when you need a hug or feel lonely. Hawthorn is on your back