HAWTHORN (CRATAEGUS SANGUINEA PALL)
ABOUT HAWTHORN (CRATAEGUS SANGUINEA PALL)
The flowers and fruit of this plant are used in medicine. “Cratys” comes from Greek and means “powerful” or “able to amplify”. Indeed, remedies made from hawthorn flowers and berries strengthen the heart, lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate.
TINCTURES, REMEDIES and RECIPES from HAWTHORN
HAWTHORN FLOWERS TEA
You can easily cook a healthy tea from flowers of the hawthorn. Pour 3 tbsp. of flowers with 3 cups of boiling water, infuse for 15 minutes. Drink 1 glass 3 times a day.
Autumn fruits can be eaten without restriction. They are tasty and not poisonous. Hawthorn contains all the necessary for our heart trace elements such as copper, zinc, magnesium, organic acids and pectins. In winter, a decoction of dried fruit can be used as a restorative and soothing drink at the same time. The average dose is 12-15 grams of dried fruit a day. This amount equals a small handful.
HAWTHORN FRUIT DECOCTION
Pour hawthorn fruit with 0,5 liter of water and boil for 8-10 minutes. Drink the decoction during the day. Thick precipitate can be eaten.