Chinese people are used to make a fermented drink from the hawthorn, whose remains were found in 9000-year-old pots.
It is believed that it had a significant place in the religion by then.
Legend has it that from this bush was made Christ’s crown of thorns.
Hawthorn was at that time grown in Europe, Asia, North America and the Mediterranean, but now has been expanded to the whole world.
It is also known under the names of white thorn, hawthorn, sharp thorn, hook, ETIC, haw, a bear pears.
Hawthorn contains an active ingredient with antioxidant action. In the flowers, with some essential oils, glycosides, and trimethylamine there is also oxiakantin.
The fruits contain essential oils, tannins, saponins, glycosides and fructose, and exceptional amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, and salts of phosphoric acid.
After putting the tincture of fresh fruit of hawthorn in the homeopathic book of Willmar Schwabe, making it a very popular herb and the subject of much research.
She confirmed that hawthorn is a valuable medicine for the heart.
Among the encouraging conclusions of the hawthorn and the one that prevents the rise of the modern age – a heart attack.
All who have problems with excess pressure, and want to be protected from the dangers of high cholesterol and hardening of vessels, and all who suffer from cardiac crisis, can be successfully treated with hawthorn.
This plant is widely used to maintain the health of the blood system, at high pressure, weakening the heart muscle and cardiac arrhythmias.
Was accepted as a safe and effective treatment in the early stages of heart disease, as well as an effective therapy for already more advanced stage.
It is recommended after a heart attack, because it increases blood flow to the coronary blood vessels.
Promotes activity and better nutrition of the heart muscle cells. Generally everyone over 50 should occasionally take a tincture of hawthorn.
Other applications hawthorn
Hawthorn is one of the plants with the most soothing.
It helps with fatigue, lack of energy, poor sleep, wheezing, dizziness, palpitations, anxiety, nervousness and noise in the ears.
It is worth in menopause.
It can be used as an aid to weight loss because it encourages the removal of excess water from the body.
This property makes it useful with cellulite, edema and joint diseases.
Hawthorn strengthens the connective tissue of the joints, and because of the anti-inflammatory action it is advised with ulcerative colitis and digestive problems.
Protects against free radicals and prevents vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis.
However, hawthorn is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.
To pick the most commonly used two kinds of hawthorn for healing are the well known red and the less known white hawthorn.
Hawthorn grows along roads, forest edges and meadows, and is characterized by thorns and three-way and five-pointed leaves.
The bark is harvested in the spring when the juices are circulating, and can be used fresh or dried.
The fruits are harvested in autumn when they are bright red.
The flowers, preferably white, are harvested in buds or just before the opening.
Search for picking flowers between April and June. Dry it in the shade in thin layers.
Drops of hawthorn
Over 20 g of crushed leaves and flowers pour 200 ml of 70% alcohol. Stir occasionally.
Leave the mixture to sit for three weeks, then strain and filter. Drink twenty drops daily with a little liquid.
These drops act preventively, but also as an adjunctive therapy in diseases of the vascular and nervous system.
Syrup of hawthorn
In a blender put 2 pounds of hawthorn berries, cover then with water so that it reaches one inch above the berries. Blend it and leave it for 24 hours.
Put it on a low flame and when it begins to gently boil, let it simmer for half an hour. Turn off the heat and let it sit for another half hour.
Strain the liquid and when it cools, place it in the refrigerator. Blend the berries adding them new water.
Then again, just cook it for half an hour and let it stand for half an hour. Good strain through a cloth, to be as dense.
Squeeze the juice from the plant. And then simmer on low heat until there is a 1/ of 4 the mixture.
Pour it into sterilized bottles and take 6 to 12 tablespoons daily. Shelf life is unlimited.
Helps with myocardial
Enhanced formula of Herbalist Richard Sulz for those who have suffered a heart attack.
• 240 ml syrup hawthorn
• 30 ml of tincture of gentian
• 30 ml of tincture of ginger root
• 30 ml of tincture of cactus Selenicereus grandiflora
• 30 ml of tincture of red pepper
Fill half a bottle of half a liter with hawthorn syrup. In a separate bowl mix the tincture and then add the syrup and stir well.
Drink one tablespoon 3 to 8 times a day.