A Visitor to the website asks:
Hello, I was thinking about incorporating
Hawthorn into my diet, I was hoping if I could ask you some general questions.
1. I am thinking of using a tea or powder, which one would be the most effective way to avail the benefits of the hawthorn berry? ( I don’t want to use a tincture)
2. Also, which is better the leaves and the flower or the berry?
They are both considered gentle Heart tonics, but the berry tends to be used more with digestive issues, and the leaf and flower more as a cardio-tonic; I use both in our Blood Mansion formula. You will need more than a tea bag to experience the tonic effects, but a tea would be best of the leaf and flower. The berry powder can be incorporated in to foods easily.
I would like to made a general homemade detox tea and am wondering if you can recommend three or four herbs? I was thinking of milk thistle, dandelion, echinacea, and aloe vera. Thank you very much for your website!! Anika
I can see where you are going with your detox tea, but the aloe vera is going to be very bitter tasting and unpleasant. I usually reserve echinacea as a substance to release the exterior unless I am treating some serious toxins from spider bites or the aftermath of snake bites. The reason is that echinacea seems to be less effective after a couple of weeks use, and if there is a case of cold, flu, or poisoning, I want it to work optimally.
Take a look at this detoxification with herbs article and peruse some of the formula ingredients to get some more ideas.