Season 5 Episode 6: Benefits of Hawthorn Flowers and Leaves

Share this!

Would you prefer watching or reading this episode? If so, click here for the 'Benefits of Hawthorn Flowers and Leaves' video and transcript.

Episode Summary

The medicinal flowers and leaves of hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) offer so many gifts, especially for nourishing our hearts. In this episode I share the benefits of hawthorn flowers and leaves, along with a few cautions to know about. I also share a proven way to make hawthorn tea so you can enjoy the best health benefits.

After listening, you’ll know:

► Why hawthorn is such a powerful herb to support heart health

► Who should NOT work with hawthorn

► The most effective way to brew potent tea with hawthorn leaves and flowers

While we can classify hawthorn with a handful of medicinal herbal actions, such as astringent, antispasmodic, cardiotonic, diuretic, hypotensive… a better understanding is simply that hawthorn nourishes and protects the heart.


What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [00:00] Introduction to hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
  • [03:22] Hawthorn for the heart
  • [05:04] How to identify hawthorn
  • [07:08] Working with hawthorn
  • [08:51] Special considerations: hawthorn side effects
  • [09:17] Hawthorn tea: best way to make tea with hawthorn leaf and flowers

Download Your Free Recipe Card!


Yes! I want my beautifully illustrated recipe card!

We respect your email privacy

Connect with Rosalee

Resources Mentioned

Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  

Choose the best herb for you!

The secret to using herbs successfully begins with knowing who YOU are. 

Get started by taking my free Herbal Jumpstart course when you enter your name and email address. 

By signing up for my free course you’ll also be joining my weekly newsletter where I send my best tips and herbal recipes. I never sell your information and you can easily unsubscribe at any time.

Information found on this website is meant for educational purposes only.
It is not meant to diagnose medical conditions, to treat any medical conditions or to prescribe medicine.
Copyright 2010-2022 by Rosalee de la Forêt
Affiliate Disclaimer