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    Hawthorne Berries: Identify, Harvest, and make an Extract "Hawthorn is used to help protect against heart disease and help control high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Both animal and human...

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    Learn how to identify hawthorns, where to find them, how to harvest them, and how to make a hawthorn berry alcohol extract.

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