Hawthorn is the quintessential heart herb. It has a gradual mild action and must be taken for extended periods to produce noticeable results.
Hawthorn is said to slow the heart rate and reduce blood pressure by dilating the large arteries supplying blood to the heart. Hawthorn tea has also been used to treat kidney conditions and insomnia. Some indigenous people consumed the haws in moderate amounts to relieve diarrhea. In ancient times, Celtic druids watched for the flowering of Hawthorn to signal the start of summer.
Studies have supported the use of hawthorn extracts for high blood pressure, angina pectoris and arteriosclerosis. People with serious heart conditions should use Hawthorn only with a doctor’s guidance.
Kairos Botanicals is a not-for-profit business, aiming to provide quality ecologically grown medicinal herbs, their seeds and medicine at affordable prices. It is run as an ecologically and socially responsible business, with the main intention being healing on all levels. We are proud to partner with them.
Tinctures are made from herbs either ecologically grown on Salt Spring Island, locally wild-crafted, or, for the more exotic herbs challenged by the West Coast climate, sourced from reliable, ethical, certified organic growers. Kairos Botanicals produces all of it’s tinctures and tonics using certified organic sugar cane ethanol, one of the few companies to do so in North America.
Ingredients : Wildcrafted Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)(Fresh leaves, berries, thorns) in Organic Ethanol & Distilled Water