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|Information:||This is a very hard wood, tough enough for making wheels, gear cogs and milling. It burns well, even when green, giving a beautiful light to all around.
Traditionally it has also been used as a boundary marker for land, with our country having many thousands of miles of hawthorn hedges.
Medicinally it has been used as a blood tonic, stimulating circulation (especially during exercise), preventing hardening of the arteries and regulating blood pressure. A drink of it was made for the winter as a vitamin drink.
Drinking hawthorn tea calms the spirit, and regulates mood swings.
Its red blood berries are a cheery sight in during those long, dark winters and provide nourishment for many animals.
|Meditation:||What can I be thankful for in my life?
What new things are on the horizon for me which will form good fruits?
Where am I feeling worn away? What can help restore me?
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