The use of Hawthorn or, as it is more commonly known, Crataegus is shrouded in folklore and tradition. Many stories prevail about Hawthorn and its deep red fruit borne on spiky shrubs are familiar to many, particularly during the autumn.
- Made from Hawthorn berries
- Fresh herb extract
- Botanical food supplement
Hawthorn is also known as the May Tree, due to the beautiful white blossoms that it produces in May. The fruits are edible although not tasty enough to be really tempting, and there are numerous recipes in the public domain which clearly define the use of Hawthorn berries in foods as diverse as jelly, sauces, pies, fruit bars and in beverages.
More crucially Hawthorn berries have been used in healthcare as far back as the 15th century and known as a tonic.