top of page
< Back


Hawthorn refers to several species of shrubs and small trees belonging to the Crataegus genus. These plants are native to temperate regions in North America, Europe, and Asia. Hawthorn has a long history of use in traditional medicine, particularly for its potential cardiovascular benefits. The berries, leaves, and flowers of the hawthorn plant are used for medicinal purposes. They contain various bioactive compounds, including flavonoids, procyanidins, and triterpenes, which are believed to contribute to its potential health effects. Hawthorn is widely recognized for its potential benefits in supporting cardiovascular health. It is believed to have vasodilatory effects, meaning it may help dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow. Hawthorn extracts and preparations have been used traditionally to potentially alleviate symptoms associated with conditions like high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), and heart failure. Some studies suggest that hawthorn may have positive effects on blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and heart function, but more research is needed to confirm these effects and determine the optimal dosage. Moreover, hawthorn is considered to have antioxidant properties, which may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. It is also believed to have mild anti-inflammatory effects. These properties make hawthorn a popular ingredient in herbal formulations for overall well-being and as a potential support for the immune system. Hawthorn is available in various forms, including capsules, extracts, teas, and tinctures. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using hawthorn, especially if you have underlying health conditions, are taking other medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Hawthorn may interact with certain medications, particularly those that affect heart function, and should be used under medical supervision. While hawthorn is generally considered safe when used appropriately, it's important to note that individual responses may vary. Mild side effects such as gastrointestinal upset, headache, or dizziness have been reported in some cases. As with any herbal remedy, it is advisable to use hawthorn responsibly and seek guidance from a healthcare professional for personalized advice and recommendations. They can provide appropriate guidance based on your specific health needs and help determine the suitability of hawthorn as part of your health regimen.

This herb is not commonly consumed for its nutritional value. It is primarily utilized for its medicinal properties and as an herb in traditional medicine. As a result, comprehensive nutritional information, such as macronutrient content or vitamin and mineral profiles, specific to it is not readily available. It is important to note that this herb is primarily used for its potential health benefits rather than its nutritional content.

Learn about other herbal practices and how to incorporate herbs into your lifestyle.


Masculine energy is typically characterized by qualities such as strength, action, and assertiveness.

Ruling Planet

Mars represents energy, action, courage, and assertiveness in astrology. It governs passion, drive, and the pursuit of goals. Mars symbolizes strength, assertiveness, and the warrior archetype.



Protection, fertility, and prosperity.

Working Knowledge.png

Working Knowledge

Hawthorn berries, leaves, and flowers can be used in charm bags, carried, or placed on altars to invoke the energies associated with Hawthorn. The thorns of the Hawthorn tree are believed to have protective properties and can be added to amulets or used for creating magical boundaries.
It can be used in various forms such as carrying the leaves or branches, placing them in mojo bags or charm bags, or incorporating them into spiritual baths and floor washes.

Explore More

Explore the Herban Lifestyle

Herbal Skincare - No Title.png


Click the image to explore related recipes.

Herbal Skincare.png

Herbal Skincare

Click the image for related skincare products and skincare recipes.

Soap Making.png


Image by Gabriella Clare Marino


Click the image for related articles.

Working Knowledge Header.png


Click the image to shop for related products.

Community Garden


Click the image for related community posts.

bottom of page