A number of alternative medicine recipes come from China. These recipes are very effective herbal mixtures that help in the treatment of numerous diseases.
Chinese use many different types of herbs, but the primacy of the most healing herb, used for centuries, is the hawthorn.
Hawthorn is herb that grows on all continents, and its medicinal properties have been known since ancient times and it is often used in alternative medicine. It contains potassium, sodium and calcium and is an excellent antioxidant. Hawthorn is great against heart disease, prevents heart attack, cleans blood vessels from cholesterol and regulates high blood pressure and arrhythmia.
Dr. Willmar Schwabe has published tinctures and home recipes made of hawthorn’s fruit in his book. His book became subject of research by many renowned scientists. All confirmed that tincture of hawthorn is totally safe and effective to use. It is recommended to be used after a heart attack, but it is also great for calming, fatigue, nervousness and tinnitus and improves sleep.
This amazing healthy herb is female’s ally and helps with the symptoms of menopause. It can also be used for weight loss, ejecting excess water from the body and eliminating cellulite.
This herb grows along roadsides, in the forests, meadows, and you will recognize it by its thorns and star-like shaped leaves. Hawthorn’s bark is collected in spring, dried, and then used. The fruits are harvested in autumn when they have a beautiful red color. The leaves are harvested from April to June.
Recipe for hawthorn drops
-- 20 grams of chopped hawthorn’s leaves and flowers
-- 200 ml of 70% alcohol
Method of preparation:
Pour the alcohol over the hawthorn leaves and flowers and leave the mixture to stand still for three weeks. After that strain the liquid and drink 20 drops of it, dissolved in a glass of water, every day.
Besides ill people, these drops can be used by healthy people as well, as a prevention of different kinds of diseases.
Note: Hawthorn is not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers.