A Simple Guide for Adults
What is Hawthorn Fruit Good For?
Hawthorn fruit is a bit warm and has a sweet and sour taste. This marvelous fruit can help with digestion and can also help with blood flow. In traditional uses, it's been linked to aiding with discomfort in the belly, back, and neck, among other uses. So, if you have been feeling discomfort after eating meat or have some aches, hawthorn could be worth a look.
How Do You Prepare Hawthorn Fruit?
- Pour boiling water over hawthorn fruits for less than a minute.
- Cut the fruits into slices and dry them in the sun.
- Fry the dried slices until they turn into charcoal. This form is called hawthorn fruit charcoal.
Hawthorn Fruit Wine:
- Mix 250g hawthorn slices, 250g fresh longans, 30g red dates, 30g brown sugar, and 4.5 cups of rice wine.
- Let it soak for 10 days.
- Drinking 30 to 60g of this wine before bed can help ease pain from overwork or arthritis.
- Boil 60g hawthorn fruit slices with equal amounts of chestnuts until very soft.
- Add 30g sugar, mix well and drink in the morning on an empty belly.
- To help with hernia, boil 31g hawthorn slices and stir in 1.5g fennel powder. Drink this juice in the morning and evening.
- To help with high blood pressure, boil 15g hawthorn fruit slices in water and drink it like tea.
- In studies on animals, hawthorn fruit has shown to help lower blood pressure and expand blood vessels.
Things to Remember:
- If you have constipation due to too much heat inside your body, or too much stomach acid, it's better to avoid hawthorn fruits.
- Hawthorn fruits can help soften hard-to-cook foods. For example, if you cook tough old chickens with hawthorn fruits, the meat becomes soft and tender. Even fish bones will soften!
A Word of Caution:
Please remember that this article does not give medical advice. Always talk to a healthcare provider for any health concerns.