The use of Hawthorn or, as it is more commonly known, Crataegus is shrouded in folklore and tradition. Many stories prevail about Hawthorn and its deep red fruit borne on spiky shrubs are familiar to many, particularly during the autumn.
Hawthorn is also known as the May Tree, due to the beautiful white blossoms that it produces in May. The fruits are edible although not tasty enough to be really tempting, and there are numerous recipes in the public domain which clearly define the use of Hawthorn berries in foods as diverse as jelly, sauces, pies, fruit bars and in beverages.
More crucially Hawthorn berries have been used in healthcare as far back as the 15th century and known as a tonic.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Adults: 15 – 20 drops 3 times a day, in a little water.
Children – This product is not recommended for children.
Do not exceed stated recommended daily dose.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Tincture of fresh Crataegus oxyacantha (Hawthorn) berries, extracted in alcohol (50%V/V)