Can also be called; Mountain Ash, Sorb Apple, Witchin Wiggin Tree, Quicken
Place of origin, Britain and Ireland. Also Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor.
The European Rowan (S. aucuparia) tree has a long tradition in European mythology and folklore. It was thought to be a magical tree and was used as protection against malevolent beings. According to a Finnish myth the Rowan tree is the origin of all trees and plants.
The celtic society used rowan twigs as protection against evil spirits, Rowan trees were commonly planted near the doors of houses, or Rowan crossed twigs placed over the door or under a bed, to ward off evil spirits. These crosses were traditionally renewed each May Day (midsummer).
Necklaces made from the berries of the rowan tree were worn by their women for protection, and the druid walking sticks was normally made of rowan. The berries from the Rowan has a high concentration of vitamin C and can be used for jams, pies, and bittersweet wines. They also make a tea to treat urinary tract problems, haemorhoids and diarrhea. The fresh juice of the berries is a mild laxative, and helps to soothe inflammed mucous membranes as a gargle. A decoction of the bark is considered to be a blood cleanser and can be used to treat diarrhea, nausea, and upset stomach.
Berries must be cooked before use.
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