Blooming mountain ash in may, and the fruit is harvested in early October before the frost.
Rowan berries are very popular in folk medicine. They are widely used in diseases of the kidneys and liver, anemia, diabetes, hemorrhoids, as well as in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The berries have diuretic, diaphoretic, choleretic and hemostatic effect.
Loss of appetite and indigestion the berries of mountain ash is used in the form of puree. To take the medicine a few times a day for 0.5−1 teaspoon to increase the production of gastric juice.
In the flowering period of mountain ash, you can collect the buds. Decoction of flowers treat thyroid disease — hyperthyroidism, and is used as an antitussive.
Rowanberry juice is very useful in tuberculosis, it also is taken as a cholagogue inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), one teaspoon half an hour before a meal. Fresh squeezed juice of mountain ash is recommended for brittle and fragile vessels one tablespoon about 3 times a day. Infusion and fresh juice of berries can be used to stimulate blood circulation and reduce cholesterol in the blood. For the prevention and treatment of hypertension and atherosclerosis fresh juice of Rowan berries take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day before meals.
Rowan — the miraculous and wonderful vitamin remedy. The content of carotene — provitamin A, fruits of Rowan superior to some varieties of carrots. For making tea provitamina need one tablespoon chopped in a coffee grinder dried Rowan berries and rose hips pour two cups of boiling water and infuse for 12 hours in a thermos. And in order to improve the taste of this tea, you can add sugar or honey.
In anemia (anemia) 2 teaspoons Rowan berries pour two cups of boiling water and insist 1 hour. Then infusion to drain in 3-4 hours to drink during the day.
You can prepare rowanberry syrup in folk medicine taken for diseases of the kidney as a diuretic and for removal of stones. For medicinal syrup you need the juice of 1 kg of Rowan berries to boil with the addition of 600 grams of sugar.
Back in the old days for rheumatism folk healers recommended to use vodka infused with the berries, and also used it as a laxative. In the presence of stones in gallbladder and kidney porridge prepared from a mixture of Rowan berries with the syrup in equal amounts, which took 2-3 scoops on an empty stomach morning and evening.
It is also necessary to warn all fans of folk medicine, the berries of the mountain ash contain raw parasorbic acid, which acts as an antibiotic, so get involved in large amounts of raw berries is not recommended. When cooked and dried fruit, this acid is destroyed.
Fresh leaves of mountain ash is also not left without attention of traditional healers. They are used as antifungal agent. Fresh leaves must be carefully grind and apply to the affected area, perebintovany. Such a bandage can be applied to the day and change after this time.
For girls and women’s Rowan tree with its miraculous properties — a godsend. With abundant monthly to increase the level of hemoglobin should be taken the infusion of fresh or dried Rowan berries. To do this, 2 tablespoons berries pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, to insist and drink during the day instead of water.
The fruit of the Rowan women is also used in beauty masks. To nourish the facial skin, prepare a mask of mashed fresh berries, adding cream or fresh cream. For toning, narrowing of the blood vessels and rejuvenation of the skin freeze fresh juice of fruits of mountain ash and wipe your face with ice cubes before bed. And for skin whitening need to mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt, one teaspoon crushed fresh Rowan berries and one spoon of lemon juice. The mask is applied for 15-20 minutes and remove with warm water. Older women if sagging of skin may be advisable to prepare a lotion from a mixture of Rowan squeezed juice, glycerin and vodka in the ratio of 2:1:1 respectively.
For removing warts traditional healers suggest applying a lot of raw Rowan berries, fixing bandage, and in the morning rinse. To carry out this procedure needs 8-10 times.
In conclusion I want to warn that found idiosyncrasy of fresh fruits and juice of mountain ash, and it is contraindicated in the propensity to diarrhea.
Our grandmothers know that the spirit of Rowan wards off disease and is a protective agent from evil eye and spoilage. It remains to wish you good health and strong spirit.