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Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)



Astringent, cooling, excretory, hemostatic, digestive, regulating menstruation

Areas of application:

Gout, rheumatism, lung diseases with severe fever, diarrhea, cough, stomach diseases, for blood purification, as a bladder and kidney cleanser, kidney stones, supports the healing of glaucoma, metabolic and prostate diseases and tonsillitis

Plant parts used:

Fruits, leaves, flowers

Collection time:

August to September

To find:

Grows in sparse lye and coniferous forests, on clearcuts, in bushes and hedges and can be found almost everywhere.


Essential oil, bitter substance, parasorbic acid, tannin, abrotonite, malic and citric acid, succinic acid, vitamin C


☕ Tea: Bring 1 tablespoon of dried and crushed rowan berries (or leaves) to the boil in 1/4 liter of water and let it steep for 10 minutes.

A tea mixture containing equal parts of beavernell root, cheese poplar and dried berries helps with loss of voice and hoarseness.

🛑 Eating large quantities of the berries raw can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

The rowan ash protects against demons, harm and enchantments. Worn as an amulet, it protects against evil spirits.

The berries, which are rich in vitamin C, are not normally eaten raw, they are bitter and their acid causes the mucous membranes to contract. Therefore please use cooked.

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