This is chopped Hawthorn Leaf & Flower. The Hawthorn plant has been used in many different cultures throughout history as a digestive aid, mild sedative, and to strengthen and maintain cardiovascular health. In recent years, it has been tested and studied for its potential effects in treating chronic heart failure. Though the studies are yet largely inconclusive, Hawthorn continues to exhibit the ability to affect cardiovascular health, aiding in exercise tolerance and fatigue.
Hawthorn appears in the folklore of many different cultures, including that of the Greeks and Celtic peoples. Legend has it that Hawthorn was the tree that crown of thorns Jesus wore was fashioned from, as well as the staff of Joseph of Arimathea. Serbian and Croatian folklore states that Hawthorn is particularly deadly to vampires, and advises that one must use the wood of the Hawthorn to make the stake necessary to slay them. And in keeping with the cardiovascular benefits of the plant, Celtic lore states that Hawthorn has the ability to heal a broken heart.
This product is not recommended as a substitute for conventional medical treatment. Consult your health care professional before combining this product with any other heart medication, or blood thinners, including aspirin therapy. Discontinue use if you experience any difficulty in breathing, hives, or skin is itchy or swollen. Not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing, or for children under age 18.
This product or its uses are not intended to treat or cure any disease or dysfunction. Combining some herbal products with prescription or over the counter drugs may not be advised. Always consult your Health Care Professional. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 7 minutes.