Rowan chokeberry (chokeberry)

Name: Chokeberry (chokeberry)

ROWAN BLUE (chokeberry) (Horobina blackberry)


A dense low shrub 1.5-2 m high. The leaves are shaped like cherry leaves, but more shiny. Flowers are quinary, white or pink, in corymbose inflorescences. The fruits are large, black with a bluish bloom, 6-15 mm in diameter, juicy, collected in clusters. Blossoms in June-July, the fruits ripen in late summer – early autumn.

Cultivated in Russia as a food, medicinal and ornamental plant.

Medicinal raw materials are fruits in the ripening stage. The taste is pleasant, sour-sweet, tart.

Chokeberry stimulates appetite, it is very useful for people suffering from gastritis with low acidity. Especially valuable is its property to reduce blood pressure in hypertension and thyrotoxicosis.

The fruits contain vitamin P, which strengthens the walls of blood vessels, thereby preventing all kinds of hemorrhages, lowers blood pressure, the amount of cholesterol in the body and normalizes the functioning of the cardiovascular system; it is recommended for hypertension and atherosclerosis to eat every day in 2-3 doses of 250-300 g of fruit.


For treatment, fresh juice obtained by pressing the fruit is used. Take it 50 g 3 times every day 30 minutes before meals for 10-30 days, depending on the course of the disease and the individual characteristics of the sick. Instead of juice, you can use fruits of 100 g per reception 30 minutes before meals.

Aronia preparations are taken with increased blood clotting. Juice and fruits are stored in a place protected from light at a temperature of 3-5°C. Juice can be preserved: after filtering, it is poured into clean dry jars, closed tightly, sterilized (half-liter – 8-10 minutes, liter – 10-15 minutes) and hermetically sealed. In canned juice, the entire complex of biologically active substances is almost completely preserved until spring.

When eating the fruits of the chokeberry (1 kg of washed and slightly dried fruits, grind with 700 g of granulated sugar; take 75-160 g 2-3 times every day), the body’s defenses increase.

Aronia preparations are especially effective while taking ascorbic acid (infusions of wild rose, black currant).

And also give respect to the statue of Gorobin blackberry

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