Where To Find Hibiscus And Hawthorn Berries In Tucson – During the month of February, when all the marketing seems to focus on the victories of the heart, it’s important to remember that not all hearts celebrate Valentine’s Day; many hearts need physical and emotional nourishment. That’s when we herbalists like to praise hawthorn, one of nature’s hardiest trees and one of the most widely used plants in Western herbalism to promote heart health.* A worldwide favorite since the days of the ancient Chinese, Greeks, and Native Americans. a staple in herbal medicine as a tonic and natural support for all things heart related.
Spp.) consists of more than 280 species of dense, spiny, deciduous trees that thrive in temperate climates. A member of the rose family, the plant blooms in clusters of pink or white flowers in late spring, which then give way to red berries, called “brambles,” in late summer. Our herbs use the leaves, flowers and pistils
Where To Find Hibiscus And Hawthorn Berries In Tucson
Or “single seed hawthorn” for use with hibiscus tea in our Hawthorn, an important species in Traditional European herbal medicine. Native to Europe, Asia, and North America, hawthorn is often grouped into thick hedges, which have historically been used for their strength to enclose pastures and meadows. In fact, historians claim that the ancient fences in the Normandy region of France were so strong that they made the D-Day battles of World War II even more difficult. Some hawthorn plants can live up to 200 years.
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Hawthorn lends its innate elasticity to the circulatory system in countless ways. Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, as tenacious as she is hardy, writes that hawthorn stems, leaves, and flowers contain beneficial flavonoids and procyanidins to “nourish and tone the heart.” Flavonoids promote daily well-being and support heart health, while procyanidins, as condensed tannins, provide a protective effect similar to red wine grapes. Furthermore, herbalists believe that hawthorn’s energetic properties can help lift spirits from nausea and grief.
It was first praised by the ancient Greek physician Dioscorides in AD. in the first century and by the ancient Chinese herbalist Tang-Ben-Kao.
659, hawthorn has held a dear place in herbalist hearts ever since. In addition to herbal medicine, hawthorn also played a role in herbal folklore to ward off evil spirits. To protect newborn babies from harm, the Romans hung hawthorn branches over their cribs. Other pagans strung hawthorn flowers into wreaths for use in May Day celebrations. Early Christians associated the plant with Jesus’ crown of thorns and in the Middle Ages hung it on doors for protection.
Whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, the herbal powers of hawthorn tend to protect and support issues of the heart. Delicious served piping hot, or even brewed hot and served over ice, our Hawthorn Tea offers a bright berry flavor. Valentine or no Valentine, you can give your Valentine’s Day a whole new twist with this hearty herb.
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