We can find many valuable pro-health components in rowan fruit. Among them, the main ones are:
- organic acids (including pasorbic acid – about 0.4% and acids: malic, tartaric, citric and sorbic),
- carotenoids (alpha-carotene and provitamin A, that is, beta-carotene),
- flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol and rutin),
- minerals magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron and manganese,
- Vitamins C, E, K and P.
sorbic acid The presence in the fruits of rowan inhibits the life processes of bacteria and fungi, which is confirmed by research. It is effective in treating infections caused by Candida, Clostridium, Escherichia, Enterobacter, Propionibacterium, Salmonella and Staphylococcus fungi.
Rowan fruits are used in the prevention of atherosclerosis and the treatment of high blood pressure, have stimulating properties for the intestines and have anti-inflammatory properties on the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, soothe liver irritation, help with chronic digestive disorders.
Rowan fruits have a gentle diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect on the urinary tract. They help with diseases of the kidneys and gallbladder. Already in folk medicine, it was known that rowan fruits have a slight effect on kidney stones.
Due to the tannin content, rowan fruits also have a pleasant astringent and anti-inflammatory effect on the gastrointestinal mucosa. It may also have a slight antidiarrheal effect, but in higher doses it has the opposite effect – a laxative effect. Tannins also prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in the intestines as well as on the surface of the skin.
Roan also contains a large amount Vitamin C.Therefore, it is recommended to use it as a natural food supplement for people who are deficient in it. Due to the fact that they contain mineral salts and vitamins, rowan fruits will strengthen the immune system and have antioxidant properties. It is worth reaching for them, especially in the autumn-winter and infectious seasons.
Rowan – fresh fruit unfit for human consumption. Rowan fruits harvested in the fall and eaten immediately can cause digestive problems, diarrhea and vomiting. It’s because there is Pasorbic acid – which decompose during the processing of the fruit, for example during freezing, drying or heat treatment. Rowan fruits harvested after frost are perfectly digestible, healthy and tasty, because freezing the fruits removes the bitterness.
If you want to use mountain ash medicinally, for example to improve immunity, strengthen blood vessels, heart and kidneys, use it as a supplement – eat regularly for at least a few weeks. For example, you can eat it directly, dried and chopped, preferably twice a day with a glass of water. In the antifungal treatment of hypertension, use a decoction of rowan – drink up to half a glass of it three times a day.
Rowan decoction recipe: add 2 tablespoons of dried rowan fruits to 200 ml of water. Cook for half an hour. Drink chilled and sweetened with honey.
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