149 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<935028220CD70F42937CDE7ED5F65E9F><734D88BB8BE6244397FE47C41DC3D447>]/Index[129 37]/Info 128 0 R/Length 98/Prev 120911/Root 130 0 R/Size 166/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream The act in a normalising way upon the heart by either stimulating or depressing its activity, depending on the need. I always thought C. oxyacantha was a synonym for C. laevigata but apparently it has been used interchangeably for both the common UK varieties and as a result it’s generally not in use now to avoid confusion. Today hawthorn blossoms have been shown to be high in healthy flavonoids and medicinally effective in protecting against heart disease, rejuvenating arterial cells, increasing coronary blood flow, improving circulation and stabilizing blood pressure. Queen of The May: Enchanting Hawthorn Blossom Cordial, Drinking in the Autumn Equinox: Magical Tea Wreaths, Autumn Equinox: Celebrating Harvest Baking Magic & Goddess Cuisine. They help out with almost every heart condition including blood pressure, cholesterol levels, vascular diseases, etc. I’ll pick my kids now and we will wildcrafting them . Blossoms were made into wines and jellies, and decoctions of the flowers were a herbal remedy for all things connected to the heart. They have a sweet nutty flavour and can be added to salads along with the flower buds. endstream endobj 130 0 obj <>/Metadata 7 0 R/Outlines 20 0 R/PageLayout/OneColumn/Pages 127 0 R/StructTreeRoot 49 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 131 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 132 0 obj <>stream If you wish to cut yourself a piece of live wood from the tree, be sure to do it with reverence and thanks to the tree. This represented the tree-spirit or nature-spirit who would bless the celebrations and bring fertility to the land. Plus, she is a favourite ornamental on many city streets. I hope I can get one or two of these berries to germinate:) Would love to plant them near my bee hives. Crabapple & Rosemary Hand Pies: Ancestral Offerings, Finding A Way Towards Ethical & Sustainable Wildcrafting: Community Supported Foraging, Spicy & Sweet Hawthorn Ketchup: Reviving a Traditional Recipe. I don’t suppose you could email me a photograph at whisperingearth@gmail.com? The blossom can be drunk as a tonic tea, which has a beneficial effect on the heart and circulation. If you walk right down to the bottom you will discover a path that follow…. We just trimmed the tree’s, i saved some of the branches loaded with berries to decorate my son’s grave with. This later overlay is now being transformed again, coming forward out of the confines of puritanical Christianity to become once again a positive symbol of the heart through its ability on a subtle level to open the heart to spiritual growth and love. I would like to replace it with an identical or similar tree. Drink three times a day over long periods. The people abstained from sexual intercourse at this time, which is why it was considered not a good month to marry, and the Hawthorn because a symbol of chastity, purity and cleansing. Even growing in a town, the Hawthorn retains the spirit of the wild, and some town Hawthorn hedges have probably been there for hundreds of years - long before the town built up around them.

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