Want to learn how to make hawthorn berries tincture for heart problems? Continue reading and find out how to make this healing tincture.
Hawthorn berries tincture is an amazing natural remedy for heart problems, as well as nervous system issues, as you will see. To make this healing tincture, you need to harvest the hawthorn berries and dry them naturally. So, before we show you how to make hawthorn berries tincture and use it at home, first, let’s see how to harvest the healing hawthorn berries.
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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 Tincture
Prepare the hawthorn berry tincture by soaking 2 teaspoons of coarsely chopped dried berries (20 g) in 100 ml of food alcohol (70 degrees) for 10 days. Shake daily. Strain through cheesecloth, after which keep in the refrigerator for 6 days for complete clarification. Gently transfer the clear part into an amber glass bottle with a dropper, preventing any residue that has settled on the bottom of the jar from coming out. Shake the bottle before use. The shelf life of the hawthorn berries tincture is 2 years from the date of preparation.
How to Use Hawthorn Berries Tincture at Home
The daily dose is 30 drops of hawthorn berries tincture, 3 times a day, mixed in a little water or various herbal teas. This is a natural remedy for the following health problems: cardiac neurosis, heart arrhythmia, heart atherosclerosis, hypertension, and nervous disorders caused by external factors. It also acts as a coronary vasodilator.
Hawthorn remedies also have calming effects, making them excellent natural sedatives. If you combine the hawthorn tincture with valerian and rosemary tinctures, the sedative effects are enhanced. In the case of cardiac neuroses, when used together with lily of the valley tincture, it acts as a cardiac tonic.
Used topically, hawthorn tincture facilitates wound closure, softens dry skin, and protects it from early aging. To enjoy these skin-repair properties, add a few drops of hawthorn tincture to your natural face cream. Hawthorn berry oil is equally good in this case, as it repairs dry and irritated skin damaged by the cold.
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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