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Hawthorn Leaf & Flowering Tops (organic)

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Botanical Name: Crataegus monogyna

Plant Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Botanical Description:
Crataegus monogyna, commonly known as common hawthorn or single-seeded hawthorn, is a small deciduous tree or shrub native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. It belongs to the Rosaceae family, which also includes roses, apples, and strawberries. Common hawthorn typically grows up to 5-15 meters in height, with a dense, thorny canopy and glossy, serrated leaves. The tree produces fragrant white or pink flowers in spring, which give way to small, red berries known as haws in late summer or autumn. The berries are edible but have a tart flavor and, like the flowering tops, have been used historically for medicinal purposes. Common hawthorn is commonly found in hedgerows, woodlands, and scrublands, and it is valued for its ornamental beauty and medicinal properties.

Introduction:
Common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) has a rich history of use in traditional herbal medicine, particularly in Europe. The plant has been revered for its potential cardiovascular benefits. Common hawthorn is also regarded as a symbol of love, protection, and vitality and has been associated with various folklore and superstitions. Today, common hawthorn remains a popular herb in herbalism.

Preparations:
Tea: Prepare common hawthorn tea by steeping dried hawthorn leaves & flowering tops in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink it.
Tincture: Prepare a common hawthorn tincture by macerating dried hawthorn berries or leaves in alcohol (such as vodka or brandy) for several weeks. Strain the tincture and store it in a dark glass bottle. Take common hawthorn tincture orally by diluting it in water or juice according to the dosage instructions provided on the product label or by a qualified herbalist.
Capsules or Tablets: Common hawthorn supplements are available in capsule or tablet form for convenient consumption. Follow the dosage recommendations provided on the product label or consult with a healthcare practitioner for personalised guidance.
Extract: Prepare a common hawthorn extract by concentrating the active constituents of dried hawthorn berries or leaves using a solvent extraction method. Common hawthorn extract may be standardised to ensure consistent potency and efficacy. Take common hawthorn extract orally according to the dosage instructions provided on the product label or by a qualified herbalist.

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