Day 172/365 - On Hawthorn

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6/21/17

Continuing the theme of heart-oriented stress herbs, today’s herb is Hawthorn (Crataegus spp - monogyna). It’s usually indicated for heart weakness, hypertension and all kinds of circulatory issues (especially the leaf).

  • Berries - also used for anxiety, grief, ‘nervous heart’
  • ADHD - when mind wanders
  • Middle age when no longer enjoying life
  • Heart opening - like rose (in Rose family)
  • Originally used in Classical Chinese Medicine to aid with fat digestion