Latin name: Sorbus aucuparia L.
Other names: Quickbeam, Rowan, Rowan Tree, Rowanberry, Witchwood
A popular and respected by herbalists medicinal raw material are red, ripe fruit (less flowers) rowan. It grows throughout the Polish forests, parks, is also often planted along roads.
Rowanberry fruits comprised mainly of vitamins, are very high in vitamin C and PP, these vitamins have more than the most popular fruit in Poland. They are also a source of vitamins A, E and F, contain anthocyanins, tannins, flavonoids, organic acids, bitterness, terpenes and sugars (mainly fructose), magnesium, copper, sodium and potassium. In herbal medicine used for centuries in kidney diseases such as kidney stones or inflammation of the kidneys and the liver and diarrhea. Seafood sorb also exhibit anti-inflammatory activity has traditionally been used in treatment of lung disease and cold, the seal blood vessels, are recommended in heart disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis and diabetes.
Due to the content of beta-carotene enhance the condition of the skin and improve the functioning of the eye. Rowan fruit are irreplaceable in states of deficiency of vitamins, because drinking the brew with these fruits should not drink winter and early spring when the daily diet lacking in vitamins and minerals.
Rowan fruit because of the content sorbin not eaten raw.