Hawthorn berries look like miniature apples. Yet, they have a tart taste similar to that of cranberries. Also known as Shan Zha in Chinese. I paid $7.99 for a bag of dried berries.
Health food stores carry dry berries. Perhaps some Farmer’s Markets or local supermarkets may carry the fresh fruit.
I bought the dried version. It makes a tart tea. Just grab a small handful and stir it in a cup of hot water. The best part is you can leave the berries at the bottom of your cup after each use. Just add water…viola tea. So you can make three or more cups until the flavor becomes faint. If you are seeking better digestion, drink after a meal.
If you like, you may eat berries. Be on the lookout for seeds. Hawthorn berry seeds are not edible. Or you may prefer the powdered version of the berry visit your local health food store.
These little berries help you control your anxiety, cholesterol, digestive issues, cardiovascular, sleeping disorders, menstrual cramps, heart health, blood pressure, inflammation, and it is an antioxidant.
Keep your skin plump and youthful by using it for collagen. Clear up acne and make scars look minimal. There is a bit of UV protection. Hawthorn berries boost hair growth. If you have eczema or psoriasis you may want to give this a try. It even wipes out free radicals.
Diarrhea, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, prevent cancer & improves circulation. A good source of Vitamin C, and Iron.