Hawthorn

Hawthorn

If it could stop raining, I would be harvesting hawthorn flowers. I use them in tea and tincture to maintain or improve cardiac health, lower anxiety and calm palpitations, as well as to improve blood circulation. They are a key ingredient of my herbal tea named « le cœur qui dort », meaning sleeping heart. Their harvest is always a bit tricky because of their rather long and pointy thorns, so I always make sure that I wear my glasses and shoes with thick soles.

Hawthorn: leaves, flower and thorns…

 

Hawthorn flowers at different stages of maturity

 

A thorn of hawthorn… beware of puncture wounds…

 

Flowers, leaves and thorn

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