Friday, January 21, 2011

Hawthorn Tea

I've been interested in raising and using herbs for a few years now and the more I learn about them the more I'm reminded of God's provision for His people.   One of the herbs I've recently begun using is Hawthorn.   According to the book "Practical Herbalism" by Philip Fritchey, research has shown that the historical uses of  Hawthorn for treating congestive heart failure, helping to prevent a heart attack, and helping maintain healthy blood pressure was right on the mark.   

Drinking Hawthorn tea (in addition to implementing an overall healthier lifestyle (diet/exercise)) is believed to be effective in helping maintain heart health.  However, Hawthorn has to be used consistently to gain the maximum benefits. 

Many of my family members (father, grandfather, aunt, cousins, etc.)  have suffered with high blood pressure and heart disease, so in addition to making dietary changes (baby steps) and exercising, I have also begun drinking Hawthorn tea on a daily basis.  

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Hawthorn or many other beneficial herbs I highly recommend the book "Practical Herbalism" by Philip Fritchey.   It's packed full of information that is not too complicated for even me to understand :)  

If you are interested in purchasing herbs, I recommend The Bulk Herb Store (  I've used them for several years now and have never been disappointed.  The service is good and we have been very satisfied with all of the products we've purchased.  If you decide to purchase herbs from there I would appreciate it if you used my affiliate link, located in sidebar or just click the link above.  It would help me out and I think you will be pleased with their service.  They also (sometimes) carry the book "Practical Herbalism", but if you can't get it there you can get it from Amazon by clicking this link Practical Herbalism: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers.  As with The Bulk Herb Store, if you are ordering from Amazon it would help me out if you went through one of my links and will be greatly appreciated.

(I'm sure everyone knows this, but always check with your personal physician before taking any medications, including herbal medicine.  This is especially important if you have a known medical condition or you are taking prescription medication.


  1. I am afraid of what the future may hold for Jeff. Ya'll got some seriously BAD genes!! Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis not to mention the allergies and asthma. Now he has started snoring and I am very concerned about all that may mean. I've tried adding lots of supplements to his diet to help with cholesterol, but he won't take them....unless I give them to him myself. Sigh.....Somethings you can do for others and some things they just have to do for themselves

  2. I know exactly what you mean. It's hard to help someone that doesn't want to help themselves.