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Black Haw Relish Herbal Recipe

Black Haw Relish Herbal Recipe

Surprise For the Taste Buds

Wow your guests and surprise their taste buds with this health enhancing and tasty black haw relish recipe. Yield is for this recipe is about 3 pints.


2 quarts Black Haw berries
3 cups cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
6 whole cloves


Wash and stem berries.

Add 1 cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes.

Place into a deep saucepan and add vinegar. Cook until fruit softens.

Remove from heat and run mixture through a strainer to remove seeds.

Place juicy pulp and skins into a deep saucepan. Add sugar and spices and mix thoroughly. Simmer over low heat till mix thickens while stirring occasionally.

Pour mix into hot, sterile jars and seal.

Did you know?

It is widely believed by herbalists that early colonists to North America learned many different uses of the black haw herb from the Native Americans. However, the first published and documented mention of the use of the black haw first appeared in 1857.

Herbalists think that black haw must have been used frequently as a home remedy as early as the 1800's. The black haw as a remedial herb was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia in 1882. At this point in time, there was an increasing demand for the plant as well as repeated articles on the purported benefits of the herb. These articles appeared in medical and pharmaceutical journals of that era.

Black haw was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia until the year 1926. It was a very popular source of home based remedies for a long time.

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