Hawthorn fruits are the fruits of a tree or shrub that have many different types. Their shape depends on the species and variety, you can also see the similarity with an apple. The size varies from several millimeters to several centimeters in diameter.
Hawthorn fruits are mostly bright red or yellow in color, but the dried berries are hard and wrinkled, mostly black in color. Their taste is bitter and sour, but after proper processing can be sweet.
Medicinal products made on the basis of hawthorn have an effect on the cardiovascular system. Also, the drugs have antispasmodic, sedative, diuretic and antimicrobial effects. It is recommended to use for colds and treatment of acute respiratory viral infections.
Hawthorn fruits are rich in vitamins C, A and K, minerals, antioxidants (strengthen the heart muscles), contain ursolic acid (stimulates the production of collagen in the body). They are considered useful for strengthening the immune system, normalizing blood pressure, improving eyesight, improving the condition of the skin and generally for health.
Hawthorn fruits are harvested from August to September, at this time they contain a large number of useful properties.
They are grown in many regions of the world as ornamental plants, do not require special care and can be used as edible plants. It is important to remember that some of them can be poisonous, so it is important to check hawthorn before consuming it, especially in its wild state. Pregnant and lactating women should not take it, as it has a number of contraindications.