When Are Hawthorn Berries Ready For Tincture

When Are Hawthorn Berries Ready For Tincture – I haven’t shared it here yet, but recently we had a family emergency. My sister gave birth to her first child and then immediately went into cardiac arrest. I won’t go into all the details, but it’s pretty scary.

She was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy- pregnancy-induced heart failure. She is alive thanks to the HeartMate II pump placed on her heart, an LVAD that helps pump blood to the left side of her heart.

When Are Hawthorn Berries Ready For Tincture

Even though my husband has heart disease in his family, this was quite a shock to everyone.

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This fear made me very worried about my husband’s heart health. His father has heart disease, his aunt and uncle died of heart attacks and now unfortunately his sister has heart problems.

It breaks my heart that she has had to put up with so much (incredibly brave, I might add), and it worries me so much that it’s my husband.

In this whole ordeal, I am researching natural ways to heal the heart and prevent heart attacks. Two main herbs are best for heart health: cayenne and hawthorn berries, closely behind garlic.

Since I haven’t done anything with cayenne pepper for heart health yet, I’ll focus on what I’m sharing

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Currently trying- this homemade hawthorn berry tincture. I plan to work with cayenne soon, especially since I grew (and dried) a ton of it this summer!

Hawthorn berries are small fruits that grow on shrubs and trees of the genus Crataegus

Hawthorn berries are packed with nutrients and have tangy, tart flavors and delicate sweetness. Usually, they are dark red in color, but you will also find yellow and black hawthorn berries.

Hawthorn berries have been used as herbal remedies for centuries. A key ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine, hawthorn berries are full of polyphenols, powerful antioxidants. These are associated with lowering your risk of certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, asthma and more.

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Hawthorn berries also have strong anti-inflammatory properties and can lower your blood pressure. They reduce fat in your blood and also aid in digestion.

Not only that, there are some emerging studies that suggest that hawthorn berries can help reduce anxiety, prevent hair loss, and even treat a variety of other conditions.

You can harvest berries from all Crataegus species or Hawthorn species. You may not even know what kind of hawthorn tree you have! If you’re not sure when to harvest your hawthorn berries, start by keeping an eye on the tree. Ripe berries are deep red, almost purple in color.

The texture is also a little crazy. Remember that hawthorn berries continue to accumulate nutrients and sugars long after they are ripe, so if you are using them in a tincture you may want to wait a week or two to collect them.

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If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even harvest flowers and leaves early in the year. These can also be added to your tincture.

Before you can make and use hawthorn berry tincture, you need to harvest your berries!

It’s pretty straightforward and involves picking the berries off the tree branch and dropping them into your basket. Be careful not to prick yourself on the thorns that grow between tree branches.

You can also order dried hawthorn berries online. Like! However, be sure to get your hawthorn berries early, as they are not common in most grocery stores.

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Some people believe that hawthorn berries are poisonous – and yes, this is somewhat true. The pits of hawthorn berries contain cyanide, similar to apple seeds.

In fact, apples are closely related to hawthorn berries. However, just like applesauce, you have to eat a large amount to do any harm.

Hawthorn berries are often used to treat medical conditions, usually related to the heart. However, you can also treat all kinds of digestive, mental and skin problems with hawthorn berries.

In fact, it is one of the oldest healing herbs and improves your body’s immune and inflammatory responses.

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Making a tincture is a great way to have a home remedy on hand at all times to provide a representative measure for a variety of ailments.

However, this is not to say that this is the only way you can use these berries. You can snack on raw hawthorn berries – they’re tart and somewhat sweet, perfect for on-the-go snacks.

You can make a tea with the plant’s berries, leaves and flowers, or bake hawthorn berries into pie filling, syrup and jam. Hawthorn berries can also be fermented into cocktails or vinegars that can be used to flavor salads and meats.

I decided to make a tincture using the instructions below. It’s simple, and my guinea pig… that is

What Can I Do With Hawthorn Berries?

First, measure out four ounces of dried hawthorn berries. That’s half of a (1/2 pound) bag or 1 cup.

When I first opened my bag of hawthorn, I immediately noticed the white stuff on most of the berries. It looked like mildew to me, so I called the bulk herb store and expressed my concern. The receptionist put me on hold and put me in touch with Shoshanna, the herbalist who runs the store.

Shoshanna assured me that the white object I was seeing was indeed a common occurrence; It oozes from inside the berries, drying outside the skin. No need to worry.

Pour the berries into a glass container. A pint jar is convenient because you need to cover the hawthorn berries with a pint of brandy (or vodka).

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Always use glass because it is an inert material. Other containers may interact poorly with the ingredients in your hawthorn berry tincture, causing unwanted interactions. Glass is much easier to clean than plastic or metal, and you don’t have to worry about toxins leaching into your tincture.

I especially recommend using an amber-colored glass bottle. Cobalt is another option. I like colored glass because it helps filter out UV light and prevent the tincture from going bad.

Put a lid on the jar and store in a cool dark place for at least 2-4 weeks. Make sure you label the jar so you remember when you started it. Give the jar a good shake every day to extract the juice from the berries.

Using a funnel, strain the hawthorn tincture into the tincture bottle. Store in a cool, dark place. You can store it in the fridge, but it’s not necessary.

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This is a very strong infusion, so remember that a little goes a long way. I would honestly start with less than two teaspoons – maybe just one teaspoon to see how your body reacts.

If you don’t like the taste, you can mask it by hiding it in a glass of fruit juice or adding honey to tea.

Tinctures from dried herbs usually last 2-5 years. You should not make a tincture with fresh herbs or it may spoil due to excess water content.

Still not satisfied? Don’t worry – I’ll give you a few more ideas to help take your hawthorn berry tincture to the next level.

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If you can’t tolerate alcohol for any reason (or don’t want to have it in your tincture) you can easily make this tincture without alcohol.

However, there are many benefits to using alcohol. It lasts up to five years in tincture, while vinegar lasts three years and glycerin only two years.

That’s still quite a shelf life, though, and even though alcohol-free tinctures don’t last long, there’s a good chance you’ll use them up before they expire anyway.

Mother is the active ingredient in apple cider vinegar, which contains proteins, friendly bacteria and enzymes that improve your digestion and provide many of the same energy benefits as alcohol, but without the alcohol!

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However, you will not have any side effects. Plus, you get all the other health benefits of apple cider vinegar.

Glycerin is a good choice if you cannot tolerate vinegar or alcohol. For example, if you try to make children take hawthorn berry tincture with vinegar, they may not tolerate the astringent taste.

The recipe is very simple – follow the steps above, but instead of using alcohol, use apple cider vinegar or glycerin. The proportions for mixing the tincture are exactly the same as for the rest of the steps in the recipe.

Step 1: To make your oat straw infusion, place one cup of dried oat straw in a quart mason jar. Fill the jar with boiling water, cover it, and let it steep for four to eight hours (you don’t have to because you can do this overnight.

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