The Bible says that the Life is in the Blood (Leviticus 17:14). ” The issues of life are the blood. Our body is only alive because blood is going through it. Anywhere in the body you want more healing you must bring more blood because blood carries the red blood cells which has the oxygen, nutrition and water and takes away waste and the white flood cells.” Dr. Barbara O’Neill
We must keep our heart pump strong (it is a muscle) and our blood thin. Hawthorn is an incredible gift for heart health. You can make jams, wines, teas, tinctures, vinegars, elixirs with the haws for a tasty unparalleled heart tonic.
When I first foraged for Hawthorns I heard of a Hawthorn grove on the top of Snake Mountain. Each Spring, climbing up to this magical foraging haven, I gathered Hawthorn’s early tasty leaves, returning in a month or so for their five petaled fragrant flowers and looking forward to the first frost to gather an abundance of Haws. All of this I would put in a mason jar with brandy to infuse, adding each gift as it presented itself…even the thorns! This became the most treasured healing elixir in my herbal apothecary.
Since those early years exploring Snake mountain I have found nearby ‘grocery stores’ that stock Hawthorns and gather them in all the seasons for a year round supply of Hawthorn’s amazing goodness for prevention and cure.
Hawthorn is the most powerful plant ally for the emotional heart and has a visceral uplifting effect. The theme of this class is Love and blood! I think this is one of my favorite plants and videos so please join me and be sure to comment!!
If you have a heart you will definitely want to watch this class and learn a little about how to keep your heart healthy and the wild blessing that is Hawthorn.
Join Me to Discover:
• How Hawthorn works to strengthen the heart and level blood pressure
• How Hawthorn thins the blood and learn what other natural plants do the same
• The 8 Universal Health Laws and how to incorporate them into the rhythm of your life to have a healthy heart and body
• Learn how to make a Hawthorn Elixir with brandy and local honey
• Begin a habit of looking for Hearts in Nature (watch the slideshow celebrating Hearts in Nature below)
• Learn how to make a tea that will protect you with seasonal flus and colds (Suzanne Shire’s recipe)
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Celebrating Hearts in Nature
The following slides show heart shapes found in nature. Ask God for eyes to see and ears to hear evidences of His Love all around you! I never go into nature without asking for keen senses to absorb His Light and Love.
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Light and Love comes from the One who is Light and Love. Seeing Love.
Nature is always relaying His messages if we’ll just take the time to be still and look.