Hawthorn is the premier herb for treating the heart and may be taken as a tincture or as a decoction from the dried berries. The delicious fresh berries may be eaten in season to fortify the heart, possibly the mildest way to use the herb.
Working dogs and those who are subject to physiological stress benefit from hawthorn as a daily supplement, as do older animals who suffer from chronic heart problems.
:Crushing the berries makes it easier to extract the active principles. Combine 2 teaspoons of dried berries to each cup of cold water in a covered saucespan. Bring to a boil over a low heat, simmer for 10 minutes. Let steep until cool enough to drink.
Hawthorn syrup may be made by combining 1 part strong berry decoction to 2 parts honey.
Tags and Uses for this Remedy
- Cardiovascular :Herbal remedies for the heart focus on how to prevent heart disease and maintain cardiovascular health.
- Pet :Cats and dogs have health concerns that mirror our own. However, they can react very differently to herbs and foods we consume with no problem.
- Syrup :Home cough and cold syrups using honey, glycerin and herbs. Recipes for slippery elm cough syrup and old fashioned elderberry rob.
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