Hawthorn (Fructus Benedictus, Hearts Delight)

Hawthorn (Fructus Benedictus, Hearts Delight)

(Crataegus Oxycantha)


Hawthorn is a thorny, deciduous shrub which produces white blossoms in spring and red berries. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Properties and Uses

Hawthorn berries have been used as a heart tonic for over 2000 years. Hawthorn is also used in treating angina andirregular heartbeat. The Chinese used the berries for both digestion and circulatory problems. The anti-oxidants in hawthorn are believed to boost heart health by strengthening blood vessels and stimulatiing blood flow.



The tree was regarded as sacred and, along with Ash and Oak, was one of the three sacred trees of the Celts.It is still thought unlucky to bring hawthorn flowers into the house as they are said to bear the small of the plague of London.


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