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HeartBelly supports the heart, physically & spiritually; eases digestion. I made this blend when I started having some irregularities in my blood pressure with palpitations and overall stress during perimenopause. It really helped me. It was also my first original tea formulation in my herbal studies! I love the flavor in winter especially. The combination feels like such a gift on a cold blustery day. Hawthorn is vast in its healing capacities. Here is just a tidbit.


Crataegus is equally wonderful for physical medicine as it is for emotional-mental-spiritual healing support. In research, the berries reduced hypertension associated with arteriosclerosis and chronic nephritis. “Clinical trials of the flowers showed significant improvements in heart patients, especially in cases of mitral stenosis and aging heart” (Mills). Hawthorn is useful with palpitations of all kinds.


Hawthorn has numerous pharmacological effects which help it be a true restorative tonic to the heart. It has cyanogenic glycosides, which are sedative as they increase parasympathetic (aka Vagal) tone of the heart, overall slowing/calming the heart.  Hawthorne is said to have blood moving capabilities for chest pain, abdominal pain, and in dysmenorrhea.


Hawthorn berries are high in amino acids, minerals, pectin, vitamin C, polyphenols, and flavonoids like quercetin and rutin.


Ingredients: Hawthorne leaf, flower, and berries; Hibiscus, Cinnamon, Ginger root, Cardamom, all organic, all love


For Nourishing Herbal Infusion: Take approx. 1 oz per 1-quart mason jar, pour boiling water over it; let steep for 4-10 hours covered; strain and add your favorite sweetener, if you like. Drink at least 1 quart per day.


For Simple Tea Brewing: Take 1-3 tsp., pour 16 oz of boiling water; let steep for 5-15 minutes covered; strain and add your favorite sweetener if you like. Enjoy! 


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only. Please see your healthcare practitioner for any questions or concerns.



HeartBelly Tea

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