Hawthorne Berry Tea (4 oz)
Hawthorn berries are tiny fruits that grow on trees and shrubs belonging to the Crataegus genus.
The genus includes hundreds of species commonly found in Europe, North America, and Asia.
These nutrient-rich berries have a tart, tangy taste and mild sweetness. They range in color from yellow to dark red.
For hundreds of years, people have used hawthorn berry as an herbal remedy for digestive problems, heart issues, and high blood pressure. In fact, the berry has been a key part of traditional Chinese medicine since at least 659 A.D.
Potential health benefits of hawthorn berries:
*Loaded with antioxidants
*May have anti-inflammatory properties
*May lower blood pressure
*May reduce blood cholesterol levels
*Used to aid digestion
*May reduce anxiety
Caution: It may negatively interact with heart medications. Be sure to speak with a healthcare professional before taking it as a supplement.
How to make tea:
- Put one teaspoon of hawthorn berries in a small saucepan with onecand a half cup of spring water. Heat to nearly boiling, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat and immediately add remaining herbs. Cover pan with lid and let steep 10 minutes.
- Strain into a large mug, and add honey, if desired.
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your physician before taking tea if you have any concerns and discontinue if you experience any unusual side effects.