Want to learn how to make hawthorn berries powder for heart problems? Continue reading and find out how to make this healing powder.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is a miraculous medicinal plant, nature’s magical gift for tired human hearts. Until the 17th century, it was only used empirically, and only after the 1850s hawthorn gained its fame, as an effective remedy for heart conditions. Dr. Green of Ennis in County Clare, Ireland described in his numerous treatises the successes he has in treating different heart ailments with hawthorn. Hawthorn berries are known to strengthen the heart, regulate blood pressure, and act as natural sleeping pills among others. Now let’s see how to make hawthorn berries powder, but first.
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How to Harvest Hawthorn Berries
The harvesting time for hawthorn berries (Crataegus monogyna) is September-October, before the first frost. The ripe berries have an intense red color (not pink or dark red) and are harvested without the stems, only the berries. Harvest them in canvas or paper bags. Dry the berries in shaded places, away from moisture, in a very thin layer (ideally the berries should not touch each other). The drying process is quite long, taking about 1-3 weeks, and it is done when the pulp of the berries is completely dehydrated and slightly brittle, breaking easily when cutting the berries with a knife.
How to Make Hawthorn Berries Powder
Grind the very well-dried hawthorn berries using an electric coffee grinder. To make grinding easier, “bake” the berries on low heat in the stove oven, with the door ajar, or at 100 degrees in the electric oven, for 20 minutes. The hawthorn berries powder can be taken with raw honey for a more pleasant taste.
How to Use Hawthorn Berries Powder at Home
The dosage is half a teaspoon of hawthorn berries powder, 2 times a day. This is a natural remedy for the following health problems: cardiac neurosis, heart arrhythmia, heart atherosclerosis, hypertension, and nervous disorders caused by external factors. The powder also acts as a coronary vasodilator. Hawthorn remedies also have calming effects, making them excellent natural sedatives.
Hawthorn Berries Side Effects
In very rare cases, hawthorn can have so-called paradoxical effects, namely cardiac arrhythmias and indisposition (headaches, nausea, etc.). For this reason, hawthorn remedies should be administered in small amounts (100-200 milligrams of extract per day), in the first 2-3 days of treatment, increasing the dose gradually, if the mentioned adverse reactions do not occur. Hawthorn overdose, i.e. exceeding 10-20 times the normal doses, which are 30 grams for the whole plant/berries and 16 grams for the hawthorn berries extract, can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, nausea, and hypotension.
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