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Hawthorn Berries: Unraveling the Heart of Crataegus Monogyna

Immerse yourself in the rich tale of Hawthorn Berries, a quintessential plant ally treasured across time and cultures. Known scientifically as Crataegus monogyna, Hawthorn is a botanical superstar native to Europe, North America, and Asia.

Hawthorn's narrative begins with traditional European herbalism, where it was held in high esteem for its potential heart-supporting properties. The berries, leaves, and flowers were often incorporated into tonics and brews believed to maintain cardiovascular health and manage the normal aging process.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Hawthorn, or 'Shan Zha,' carved a niche for itself in digestive health, believed to alleviate indigestion and support healthy lipid levels.

Closer home, various Native American tribes revered Hawthorn as a culinary ingredient and a resource in supporting heart health and general wellness.

The narrative of Hawthorn continues to be written with each brew of tea, allowing you to partake in a timeless tradition:

Heart-Warming Hawthorn Berry Tea Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon of Sacred Plant Co's dried Hawthorn Berries
  • 1 teaspoon of dried lemon balm leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried rose petals
  • 2 cups of boiling water


  1. Combine dried Hawthorn berries, lemon balm leaves, and rose petals in a teapot.
  2. Pour boiling water over the herbs.
  3. Allow to steep for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Strain and enjoy the warm, comforting blend.

Though generally regarded as safe, Hawthorn should be used thoughtfully. It's advised to consult with a healthcare professional before using Hawthorn, especially for those with heart conditions, pregnant or nursing women, and children. Hawthorn can interact with certain heart medications, so always discuss with a healthcare professional if you're on any such prescriptions.

Journey with Hawthorn Berries and explore the rich legacy of Crataegus monogyna through our product page. With Sacred Plant Co, let the timeless essence of Hawthorn Berries become a part of your wellness narrative.

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