Hawthorn tree belongs to the Crataegus genus, medicinally the tree species is Crataegus monogyna. The flowers, leaves and berries are all used medicinally to improve heart function, improve circulation, lower blood lipids, calm inflammatory response and act as vasodilators – relax contracted blood vessels. The rich red colour of the berries indicate the presence of Polyphenols a group of antioxidants that help neutralise unstable molecules called free radicals. The arrival of the white flowers and the fresh green leaves that cover the hawthorn tree in spring indicates the start of the harvest season and red berries indicate the end of the harvest season. From the Phytofarm manufacturing kitchen we produce hawthorn vinegar and a tisane.