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Hawthorn - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Hawthorn - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

We are coming into the season of the great Hawthorn, Thornapple, Whitethorn, Shan Zha or May tree!  This ancient tree has many varieties the world over and has been used as a cardio tonic and food in many cultures and medicinal modalities for centuries.  While the European varieties can grow quite tall and gnarled....quite like apple trees really, our western varieties like the Black Hawthorn or Klamath Hawthorn tend to look more shrub-like. There is no doubt our hearts carry the great burden of our stress & worry which can cause negative effects over time. Emotionally, absolutely, but stress hormones...

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