“The several hundred kinds of hawthorn laugh at the single name they’re forced to share.” The Overstory by Richard Powers
Join EagleSong on a global adventure bringing the Crataegus genus to life. A remarkably generative genus, the rich stories hawthorn tells are useful medicines, locally and globally.
Some say there are over 2718 Crataegus spp. on earth. After studying Crataegus in five countries, EagleSong began hearing stories from hawthorn unique to the cultures where they’re found. You’ll learn how people, plants and place form an intersection of culture and how cultural need and perspective often determine how plants are used.
From street vendors in Asia, to winter fiestas in Mexico, from the hedges of England and the bocage of northern France, to the herbalist’s office in America, hawthorn protects and nourishes people and places. Wherever this simple, thorny tree lives hearts can grow stronger, people more vital and landscapes richer. A medicine story for times such as these.