Hawthorn berry gives us a beautiful white flowers in the spring time and vibrant red berries in autumn. Birds are wise because Hawthorn berries are very energising and give them strength and protection in the winter months. They are are a positive heart restorative herb which helps to dilate the blood vessels, acts as an antispasmodic, is anti-hypertensive,a diuretic and calms the nervous system. It also acts as a cholesterol and mineral solvent. In other words it helps to increase the blood flow through the heart, and improves circulation in the coronary arteries.
Hawthorn berry helps to sustain the heart during extreme training programmes. Dr D. Green Ennis Co Clare gained an international reputation for treatment of heart disease (keeping the remedy secret). Upon his death that his daughter revealed it as a tincture of red ripe Hawthorn berries. Taken from Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Thomas Bartram.