This heart tonic is especially beneficial during times of emotional transition, distress, loss and grief. Physically, it may assist in strengthening the overall workings of the cardiovascular system.
• 1⁄2 cup rose petals
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup sugar or honey
• Vodka or motherwort tincture (1⁄4 of bottle space)
Herb Concentrate Method: Tea
Medicinal PotentialHawthorn: Heart tonic, relaxant, possible diuretic; may improve circulation; may help dilate arteries; may decrease blood pressure; antioxidant
Rose: Long associated with the Heart Chakra according to Ayurveda, it may promote emotional healing, decrease stress and tension, alleviate depression and act as a mild aphrodisiac
NotesHawthorn is not recommended alongside heart medications.
Rose is not recommended for those with diabetes or anemia.
Motherwort should be avoided by those with clotting disorders and those taking treatment for a heart condition. Stop taking motherwort at least two weeks before any surgery.