Hawthorne (or hawthorn) berries are a traditional herbal remedy for a weak heart or high blood pressure. Because it may be necessary to take hawthorn for several weeks before substantial effects are seen, using a hawthorn infusion -- what many people call herbal tea -- can be a pleasant, convenient way of taking your medicine.
Add the hawthorn berries to a sanitized wide mouth quart jar. Pour the brandy over the berries, so that all the berries are covered with brandy. Infuse the hawthorn berries in the alcohol for 4 weeks. Check the alcohol level over the next 5 days and top up the jar with brandy to keep the berries submerged in the alcohol.
It’s surprisingly easy to make hawthorn tincture, with or without alcohol. Hawthorn is an amazingly powerful healing herb, chock-full of natural compounds. Hawthorn berries, flowers, leaves, and bark are all used to treat a variety of ailments, particularly those associated with the heart, digestion, mental health, skin complains, and more.
Here’s how easy it is to make your own Hawthorn Berry Tincture for Hearth Health… Ingredients ~ Whole Hawthorn Berries ~ 80 or 90 proof Brandy or Vodka ~ Amber tincture bottle. Instructions. Step 1. First, measure out four ounces of dried hawthorn berries. That’s about half of the (1/2 pound) bag, or 1 cup.
This is my first experience using hawthorn berries, and I am using them to make an extract, with the same process you would use to make vanilla extract. I hope to use hawthorn extract as a flavoring in cooking and baking. I filled a clean canning jar about 3/4 full with berries, covered them with 80 proof vodka, and capped the jar. I am not ...
A friend just emailed me this question: what can I do with hawthorn berries? (she’s surrounded by fruiting hawthorns), so here’s a list: 1. make a herbal vinegar, same process as this.Hawthorn berry vinegar is one of the tasty vinegars – tart and fruity.
Hawthorn berry juice with fruit is a healthy treat in the winter. The juice is so rich, sweet, and fruity in flavor. The hawthorn berries are soft and tart. This combination makes a refreshing dessert after a heavy meal. Enjoying hawthorn berry desserts is an important winter pastime in northern China.
Hawthorn Jelly Recipe Instructions. Step 1. Find a nice Hawthorn bush (Crataegus monogyna) laden with lovely red haws. Step 2. Pick 1.5lbs of hawthorn berries (haws). This will make 1 jar of hawthorn jelly, so obviously if you need more jars, pick more fruit. Make sure that you remove the stalks. A good way is to simply roll a clump of berries ...
October/November, after the first frost, is also the time to pick hawthorn berries. Hawthorn is relatively unused as a hedgerow berry being mainly used for hawthorn gin or hawthorn brandy. It can also be used to make a jam or jelly. Hawthorn gin is much nicer than sloe gin. It is not as sweet and syrupy, in fact it tastes more like a fortified ...
Hawthorn is often called “the heart herb” for its various cardio-protective abilities. Prized for its ability to uplift and strengthen the heart both emotionally and physically, the hawthorn berry has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for all kinds of serious heart concerns.