Hawthorn berry’s come from a genus of shrubs and small trees. Most commercially produced Hawthorn is grown in the United Kingdom. Some of the earliest evidence we have of hawthorns use as a medicinal herb goes back to first century Greek herbalist Dioscorides in his book de materia medica.
The tree was considered sacred by the druids and used on a variety of ceremonies. The berries, flowers and twigs have all been used as medicine. Our Spagyric is hawthorn berry, which has been used for chest pain, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, and high cholesterol.