Day 172/365 - On Hawthorn
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