Origin: Russia, Altai
A small tree with non-pinnate pilate leaves. The flowers are small, white, fragrant, with many stamens and pistils. Fruits-bright orange false drupes, incorrectly called "berries", are collected in corymbose brushes. Height 4 – 15 m.
The time of flowering. May-early June.
Distribution. It is found in forest and forest-steppe regions of the European part, in the Caucasus. It is often cultivated as an ornamental plant.
Habitat. It grows in the undergrowth of coniferous and mixed forests, in clearings, clearings, forest edges.
The part used. Fruits.
The time of collection. September-October.
Fruits contain sugar sorbose, glucose (up to 3.8%), fructose (up to 4.8%), sucrose (up to 0.7%), citric, malic, tartaric and sorbic acids, alcohol sorbitol, cyanine-chloride, tannins, bitter substance, carotenoid — carotene (up to 18 mg), β-carotene-epoxide, cryptoxanthin, vitamins C and P, essential oil. The leaves contain vitamin C (up to 200 mg). The seeds contain fatty oil and amygdalin glucoside.
Rowan is widely used in folk medicine. The fruit has an anti-scurvy, mild laxative, diuretic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and hemostatic effect. Decoction and infusion of fruits are used for beriberi, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, kidney stones, rheumatism and hemorrhoids. In scientific medicine, the fruit is used as a preventive and therapeutic agent for beriberi. Rowan fruit is a part of vitamin collections. The fruit is used in the confectionery and liquor industry.
1. 1/2 tablespoon of Rowanberries and 1/2 tablespoon of rosehip fruit pour 2 cups of boiling water, boil for 10 min, leave in a closed container for 1 day. For taste, add sugar. Take 1/4 cup 2-3 times a day as a multivitamin tea.
2. 1 tablespoon of fruit brew in 1 cup of boiling water insists for 4 hours. Take 1/2 cup 2-3 times a day.
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