The hawthorn bush grows widely throughout Italy, from unfarmed areas right up to mountainous areas. It is among the first bushes to flower in spring and has delicate white flowers. It has tough thorns from which it gets its name.
Crataegus oxyacantha Auct
Flowers and leaves
How To Use
Hawthorn, chlorogenic acid, sapogenins, flavonoids.
Aids cardiovascular function, normalises blood pressure and promotes relaxation.
Use: The red-brown berries make a good jam. Picked in September/October.