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Old 05-19-2013, 11:02 PM
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Default Herbs for the heart

I am looking for herbs that are for the heart. Ones that will strengthen and help the heart beat in rhythm. Any ideas?
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:23 AM
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Hawthorn!!!! Berries and flowers both.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:09 PM
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Thanks! Do I make a tea out of the flowers and berries? How often to take it?
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:27 AM
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You can tincture both. You can eat the berries. They taste very flat. You can make tea out of both berries and flowers. To make a tincture, crush the berries somewhat, put in a jar, add some dry flowers if you have them, cover with vodka. Let stand for a few weeks
Shake about daily. Strain and store in dark bottles. Take 10 drops three times a day. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:19 AM
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Thanks I have a wild producing bush.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:40 PM
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Never seen one in Ky. I have been wondering where I could gt some berries. Do you care to sell me some?

the flowers have a somewhat different effect than the berries. that is why it is good to dry some in spring and add them to the tincure in fall. All in all, Hawthorn improves circulation and strengthens the heart muscle.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:36 PM
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Thank you for the information. Don't know if Hawthorne grows in Oregon, but I will find out.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:19 PM
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Digitalis comes from the Foxglove plant, atropine is found in Nightshade and Echinacea, the coneflower, is loaded with adrenaline-like compounds.

All these chemicals can be life saving when used in proper quantities and appropriate circumstances-- and deadly toxic when not used appropriately.

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Old 07-12-2013, 02:54 AM
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I use hawthorne berries and make a tincture with vodka, I let it sit in a dark cool place for 3 months or so before straining into bottles with an eye dropper. I use an eye dropper ful in a glass of water every morning.

Hawthorne grows wild here into a shrub like tree. It has WICKED thorns - it is well named.
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