Rowan (red)

Name: Rowan (red)



A tree with gray bark up to 10 m high. The buds are howling-scented. Leaves are alternate pinnate with 11-20 oblong, almost sessile, sharply serrated, pointed leaves along the edge, young, especially below – pubescent, adults – glabrous. The flowers are white, collected in inflorescences in the form of a large shield at the ends of the branches. The fruits are berry-like, orange-yellow or red, shiny. Blooms in May-June. The fruits ripen at the end of September.

Mountain ash is widespread in the forest and forest-steppe zones in the Urals, Siberia, and the Caucasus.

Medicinal raw materials are fruits and leaves. The fruits are harvested in October and dried in attics, in dryers; leaves in summer. The shelf life of raw materials is 2 years. The smell of fruits is weak, the taste is bitter-sour.

Rowan fruits are used in medicine as a multivitamin remedy for the prevention and treatment of beriberi. Included in vitamin supplements.

In folk medicine, the fruits of mountain ash are used for gastric diseases, as an appetite-increasing, diuretic, contraceptive and hemostatic agent. Rowan fruits are also used as a mild laxative, diuretic and regulating the menstrual cycle. In the treatment of scurvy, leaves are also added to rowan fruits, believing that they contain more vitamin C. Of course, fresh juice from the berries and leaves of this tree, and even with the addition of honey, is the most effective remedy for scurvy. It is used as a tincture for hemorrhoids. Fresh juice is for dysentery. Ripe fruits are recommended as a high-vitamin, diuretic and mild laxative (especially for children), also for atherosclerosis, hypertension and nephrolithiasis.

Rowan fruits are also widely used in the food and confectionery industry for the preparation of vitamin products (lozenges, jelly, syrup, etc.). Particularly valuable for this purpose are varieties with large and sweet fruits.


Fruit decoction (sometimes with leaves): 15 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon 3-4 times every day or 1/2 cup 2 times every day. Fresh juice: add half a teaspoon of honey to a quarter cup of juice; take freshly prepared 2-3 times every day for 1 tbsp. spoon.

Decoction: brew 2 teaspoons of fruits with 2 cups of boiling water, leave for 1 hour, strain, add honey to taste or sugar and drink 1/2 cup 3-4 times every day.

Dried rowan bark in the form of a powder is prescribed orally for giardiasis.

A decoction of the bark lowers blood pressure.

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