Hawthorn

Crataugus oxacantha

Folk names: Hagthorn, Mayblossom, Tree of Chastity

Warning: Cardiac Medication Interaction

Hawthorn is a Cardiac trophorestorative which can act as a medicinal option for some naturopathic options for cardiac issues - it should be prescribed by a medical professional.

"Petitions written on ribbons and tied to the branches of the hawthorn would be carried by the wind to the faerie realm, where the denizons of magickal beings could choose to aid in human affairs."

Beltane - May Pole

Hawthorn is the traditional tree, branch, or pole for generations witches and druids have danced around the Hawthorn tree to welcome the summer as the first of May represented to them. 

Leaf Magic

  • Luck in Career Matters

  • Offering to the Fairies

  • Fairy Magic

Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine

Chakra: Heart

Parts Used:

  • Flowering tops

  • Fruit (DRIED Berries)

  • Leaves

Holidays:

  • Beltane: May 1

  • Celtic Tree Zodiac: May 13-June 9

Divinities:

  • Cardea (Roman)

  • Flora (Roman)

  • Hymen (Proto-European)

Other Names:

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Shānzā 

Ayurvedic: Ban-sangli

"If it grows together with an oak and ash tree, it is said that the fairy folk can be seen among the trees."

Berry Magic

  • Promotes Physical & Emotional Heart Health

  • Promotes Happiness & Career Success

Hawthorn in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Hawthorn.

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​Magical Uses

  • Chastity

  • Creativity

  • Fairy Magic

  • Fertility

  • Fishing

  • Happiness

  • Harmony

  • Love

  • Lust

  • New Life

  • Otherworld

  • Patience

  • Portals/Thresholds

  • Protection

  • Protection in Storms

  • Psychic Protection

  • Self-confidence

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Astringent

  • Cardiac trophorestorative

  • Cardiotonic

  • Hypolipidemic

  • Hypotensive

  • Nervine

  • Vasodilator

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?