Hawthorn for the Heart © by Christopher Hobbs LAc, AHG
The best-known herb for the heart in western herbalism is Hawthorn, which
is a small tree or shrub that grows throughout the northern hemisphere.
The fruits, flowers, and leaves are processed into tinctures and other kinds
of extracts available in capsules or tablets in the U.S. and other parts
of the world. The comely hawthorn is a dense tree with small, sharp thorns growing to 25 feet.
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Hawthorn Makes the Heart Grow Fonder © by Christopher Hobbs LAc, AHG
Ask any American herbalist or any European doctor, pharmacist or staff
member of any natural food store what single herb is most recommended to
help make a healthy heart and all will answer the same--Hawthorn! Throughout the ages hawthorn has been considered a magical herb for protecting one against evil or pernicious influences, but in the last several hundred years it has taken its place as the most respected natural medicine for helping to heal an ailing heart and cardiovascular system.