In ancient times the rowan was referred to as the Tree of Life.
Origin: Karatuzsky District of Krasnoyarsk Krai. Russian Federation.
Rowan berries have one of the highest levels of carotene, even more than carrots do.
They are a source of vitamins C, B, E, sorbic acid, which is a natural preservative, disinfectant and anti-fungal agent.
The berries are also diuretic, antiseptic and wound-healing.
Rowan berries has been used in the treatment of kidney disease, diabetes, rheumatism, gout, arthritis and constipation.
It is also a folk remedy for sinus and throat inflammations, lung infections, internal inflammations, menstrual complaints, excess acid in the blood, poor metabolism, diarrhea.
Containing high concentrations of Vitamin C, the berries were also ingested to cure scurvy - a Vitamin C deficiency disease.
Rowan is also used for eye irritations, spasmic pains in the uterus, bladder problems, neuralgia, gout.
Used also for piles, urinary difficulty, indigestion, gall bladder ailments, angina, coronary problems, blood purifier, appetite stimulant, worms, boils, tonsillitis.
Other uses include correcting the way the body processes uric acid and increasing metabolism.