Close up photo of hawthorn flowers
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Hawthorn flower and lavender tea

29 January, 2013

Hawthorn flowers and berries are powerful medicine for the heart – in both the physiological and emotional sense.

There are some heartaches, such as overwhelming emotions, sense of loss, and lack of self worth, that only the soft and enlightened fragrance of flowers can soother.

In this beautiful herbal tea, hawthorn is used to ‘lighten the heart’, lavender relaxes the mind, rose eases a broken heart and orange flower and jasmine encourage a desire to make things better and start anew.


  • 1 tsp hawthorn flowers
  • 1 tsp lavender
  • 1 tsp rosebuds
  • 1 tsp orange flowers
  • 1 tsp jasmine


1 Place all the ingredients in a teapot.

2 Pour in 500 ml (16 fl oz) of boiling water and allow to infuse for 01=15 minutes.

Drink hot or cold throughout the day to strengthen the heart in every way


  • Taken from Neal’s Yard Remedies Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs (Dorling Kindersley). To purchase a copy or get more details see here.