Scientific Name: Crataegus pinnatifida
Hawthorn Berries are known to have a lot of heart. And that’s because they are often used to promote overall circulatory health. From helping to treat angina and high blood pressure to providing an assist with issues such as congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia, these tart little treats are berry healthful indeed. Packed full of flavonoids and antioxidants, they’re also believed to help with conditions such as atherosclerosis, chest pain and high cholesterol by eliminating free radicals within the body.
Used to add a bit of “punch” to jams, jellies and pies, Hawthorn Berries can be enjoyed in a variety of fashions. However, many like to keep it simple by adding them to tinctures or simmering them into teas. That’s certainly one way to win over a berry-lover’s heart.
Known as the “heart herb”, Hawthorn Berry Powder is beneficial against a number of serious heart conditions. A natural cardiotonic, it helps to regulate the cardiovascular system through its high polyphenolic content. And in addition to reducing the potential for heart failure and heart disease, it can also assist in regulating blood pressure; further alleviating stress on the heart and its accompanying systems.
Hawthorn Berry Powder receives its anti-inflammatory properties through a high concentration of flavonoids within its chemical make-up. Combined with a concentration of calcium, iron, and vitamin C, it helps to protect the body from free radicals and other harmful entities, while shielding the gastrointestinal system from unwanted bacteria.
Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
To further aid the heart and cardiovascular system, Hawthorn Berry Powder helps to improve blood flow and guard against damage to the blood vessels. Rich in several chemical compounds and vital nutrients, it also aids in protecting the heart by minimizing circulatory inflammation, and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
A natural antioxidant, Hawthorn Berry Powder’s blend of compounds make it effective against certain psychological conditions as well. Having a positive impact on hormone levels, it can help to alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. At the same time, these properties also protect against internal and external infections, certain skin conditions, and low energy levels.
A member of the rose family, the Hawthorn Berry has long been a medicinal and culinary staple throughout much of Europe. There are several legends that exist surrounding the berry, including one that points to King Arthur’s tomb as the location of the first Hawthorn Berry tree. Another, speaks of Thomas the Rhymer, a 13th-century poet and mystic, who claimed to have encountered the Fairy Queen under the shade of a Hawthorn tree. Celtic lore even believes the berries have the power to mend a broken heart. Although intriguing, due in part to these varied folklores, the plant’s true origin still remains a mystery. Today, it continues to be a popular natural remedy across much of the globe and has even become the state flower of Missouri.
If stored correctly, our Hawthorn Berries has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.