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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.
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.