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Description

Hawthorn leaf and flower, as well as the berries, are quite edible and are found in many different cuisines throughout the world.

Medicinal Use

Hawthorn enjoys a long and enduring history as the herb to strengthen your heart, both physically and emotionally. One of the oldest known medicinal plants. Common health benefits include: lowers blood pressure, antioxidant, to treat angina sufferers. Hawthorn is also a relaxant, heart tonic, astringent, diuretic and antispasmodic.

Spiritual/Magical Use

Hawthorn was a ritual tree of the ancient Teutons. Sacred to Thor, its wood was used to build funeral pyres. It was believed that the souls of the dead would escape via the burning thorns, and so ascend to the heavens. Hawthorn is the classic flower to decorate a maypole. An herb of fertility, it finds its place in weddings, May Day celebrations, and ritual groves. Where oak and ash and thorn grow together, one may see fairies. Beltaine was once reckoned as the day the hawthorn first bloomed.

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Important Note: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.