• Rowan red properties

    Probably, in any corner of the globe there is at least one of 84 species of this slender tree with openwork leaves. Less often, the mountain ash looks as light, smart as a shrub.34 species of mountain ash are common in Russia.

    People say that the ashberry is beautiful three times a year: blooming - in the spring, in the autumn - all covered with bright heavy bunches of berries, and in winter, when red fresh berries look out from under white snow caps. How many will accept and the beliefs associated with rowan, existed in the old days! In Russia believed that it is enough to stand under the sprawling branches of mountain ash, so that its scent "scared off" the disease from a person. In the houses of the Udmurts and Latvians the branches of the mountain ash were hanging like wards from witchcraft spells.

    Every belief has a ground under itself. In the case of rowan, these are more than enough. Peasants and to this day use finely chopped leaves of mountain ash when laying potatoes and other vegetables for the winter. At the same tubers remain fresh, do not germinate and are not affected by rot. In a bowl of wood of mountain ash, oil and milk are not spoiled for a long time, they remain fresh. The sailors used ash-tree branches for long-term storage of fresh water: dip a couple of branches of mountain ash into the jar, and the water for weeks will be clean.

    Rowan phytoncides are not inferior to onions and garlic in strength. And besides them, berries of mountain ash contain carotenoids, vitamins P, E, B, K. Ascorbic acid in these berries is larger than in lemons, and in the leaves of the plant it is one and a half times more than in berries. In the mountain ash there is a lot of sorbitol, energy-giving acids, there are pectin and tannins, most of the Mendeleyev's table are compounds of potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, aluminum, nickel, cobalt, phosphorus, iodine.

    As a medicine, you can use both bark, kidneys, and leaves, and flowers, and fruits of this tree. Rowan is a wonderful multivitamin. Juice and dried fruits of mountain ash contain a lot of vitamin A, effectively improve eyesight, help with "night blindness".They take berries to combat common weakness, obesity, colds. They have a beneficial effect on blood with reduced coagulability.

    Organic acids, which are part of ashberry berries, help restore normal cardiac activity in cardiac arrhythmia, increase cardiac contractions. Therefore rowan berries are used by people with heart failure, pains in the heart, with violation of the coronary circulation. Fresh juice of berries is good for dysentery, and their water broth is for malaria.

    Carefully crushed leaves of mountain ash, pribintovanny to the affected areas of the skin, used to combat fungal diseases.

    Rowberry berries have a certain antitumor activity. Experiments were carried out on animals. They proved that serotonin, contained in berries, is able to prevent the development of tumors in animals, and the extract from fruits and stems has delayed the development of tumor cells in culture.

    Rowan has a cholagogue and laxative effect, reduces the fat content in the liver and cholesterol in the blood. Juice from fresh berries increases the acidity of gastric juice. Flowers can also be used as a mild laxative.

    Rowan is used for the treatment of atherosclerosis, osteochondrosis, gout, rheumatism and urolithiasis. Powder from mountain ash berries is recommended for the treatment of diabetes. Dry berries and fresh juice normalize the raised and lowered pressure, it is used for treatment of diseases of lungs.

    No less than the usual mountain ash, is known as chokeberry, or aronia. It is not only a beautiful plant - remember how pleasing the eye are its elongated shiny dark green in the summer and the purple-red leaves in autumn and white-pink inflorescences! It is also a wonderful medicinal product: black with a bluish bloom, juicy fruits have a tart and sweet taste. They contain a lot of vitamin P, contains ascorbic acid,

    sugar, carotene, flavonoids, antacits, organic acids, a lot of iodine. By the way, according to the content of ascorbic acid, the berries of chokeberry exceed the strawberries, raspberries, red currants. Vitamin P is greater in them than in the red mountain ash.

    All this makes it possible to use infusions and extracts of black cherry for the treatment of hypertension, thyrotoxicosis, atherosclerosis, thyroid diseases.

    ♦ With urolithiasis: a tablespoon of dry berries of ordinary mountain ash brew with a glass of boiling water, insist 4 hours in a well sealed container. Strain. Take 0.5 cup 2-3 times a day.

    ♦ Diuretic: 10 grams of ash of ordinary ash pour a glass of boiling water, heat on a water bath for 15 minutes, cool for 45 minutes, drain. Raw materials squeeze and bring boiled water amount of infusion to the original volume. Take a tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

    ♦ Diuretic: syrup from mountain ash berries to take but a tablespoon 3-4 times a day before meals.

    ♦ For pulmonary diseases: take a tablespoon of fresh red berries juice 3 times a day for 30 minutes before meals. It can also be taken to normalize the pressure.

    ♦ With reduced acidity: a teaspoon of fresh juice berries of mountain ash ordinary take 3 times a day for 20-30 minutes before meals.

    ♦ When anemia: take in equal amounts the fruits of ashberry and cinnamon. A tablespoon of mixture pour a glass of boiling water and insist. Take as a cup of tea a day.

    ♦ For hypertensive disease of stages I and II: take 3 parts of the fruits of aronia blackberry, rhizome of valerian, hawthorn fruit of blood red, the root of the skullcap of Baikal, 2 parts of carrot seed, fennel, grass horsetail and cornflower blue.10 g of mixture pour a glass of boiling water, heat on a water bath for 15 minutes, cool for 45 minutes. Strain, raw squeeze and add boiled water to the original volume. Take equal portions 3 times a day.

    ♦ In case of hypertension: take in equal amounts the fruits of ashberry, red hawthorn fruit, horsetail grass, mistletoe grass, arnica flowers, yarrow herb, cornflower blue flowers, valerian root medicinal. A tablespoon of the mixture pour a glass of boiling water, insist 30 minutes, drain. Take 0.5 cup 3 times daily after meals.

    ♦ For atherosclerosis: take in equal amounts the fruits of ashberry ash, stigma of corn, yarrow herb, root of the soap, the root of the wheat grass, dandelion root of the common, the leaves of the birch white, the grass of the horsetail of the field. A tablespoon of the mixture pour a glass of boiling water, insist 30 minutes, drain. Take one-third of the glass 3 times a day after meals.

    ♦ Vitamin collection: take 4 parts of fruits and leaves of dog rose cinnamon and 1 part of Siberian mountain ash. A tablespoon of the mixture pour a glass of water, bring to a boil, to insist for 1 hour. Drink as a tea with the addition of honey for 1-2 glasses a day. It has an antisclerotic effect, it has a beneficial effect on the metabolism.

    ♦ Vitamin collection: take 7 parts of ordinary ashberry fruit and 3 parts of nettle leaves. A tablespoon of the mixture to brew 2 cups of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes.press for 4 hours in a well sealed container. Take half a cup 3 times a day.

    ♦ The mask of rowan fruit has a wonderful effect on the skin. This mask contains many vitamins, which are so necessary for your skin, and it has a moisturizing effect. You need to crush the rowan well and mix it with 1 tbsp.l.sour cream. Then add a little olive oil, mix and apply a thin layer on the skin. Keep the mask for at least 15 minutes.