Hawthorn, heart medicine, is now naturalised in central victoria. Traditionally grown as hedgerows in Europe, you can still find them planted all along fence lines in the Goldfields region. In early Autumn the trees turn red with lush fruits. I am always amazed how after such extreme and dry summers these trees still bear fruit. This is a beautiful analogy for how this plant can help us to have open and brave hearts in times of stress and fear.
I make this tincture from berries which I have wildcrafted, dried and macerated in 40% alcohol.