origin : Croatia
The Hawthorn Leaf, Flower and Berry, is but one of many species of Hawthorn that grow throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Crataegus monogyna is distinguished from the other kinds of Hawthorn Leaf and Flower by the color of those flowers, which are pink and red. Hawthorn is among such natural herbs that are highly resistant to drought, making it ideal for landscaping in the American Southwest and other arid regions. Like cedar, hawthorn is also durable and resistant to rot; it makes excellent tool handles and fence posts. Hawthorn Leaf and Flower as well as the berries are quite edible and in fact are found in many different cuisines throughout the world. It is an ingredient in several different Chinese and Mexican confections; in northern Mexico, Hawthorn Fruit is dried, ground up like wildcrafted herbs and mixed with sugar and chili powder to make tejecote paste, the basis of a candy called rielitos. Hawthorn Leaf and Flower can be eaten in salads as well
MAIN ACTIONS :
- antioxidants rich
- anti-inflammatory properties
- may lower blood pressure
- decrease blood fats
- hair loss preventative
- aids treatment of heart failure
- sweet, sour + astringent
Warning : if pregnant, breastfeeding, suffers from vertigo or those on heart failure medication should not consume
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition.
In addition, many herbs are not safe in pregnancy, lactation, children, and in certain health conditions.
When using plants medicinally, please check with your licensed healthcare provider. In addition, strongly consider working with a trained herbalist.