German prescribed patients to take 1 teaspoon of hawthorn as a tincture upon waking and before bed for good heart health.
Add 2 teaspoons of crushed leaves or fruits per cup of boiling water. Steep for 20 minutes. To mask the bitter taste, mix it with sugar, honey, lemon or another herbal beverage. You may drink up to 2 cups daily.
USE: (Grow Your Own)
Hawthorn blooms from April to June depending on the latitude. The tree tolerates varieties of soil but prefers alkaline, rich and moist loamy soil. Grows well in partial shade or full sun.