Rowan is familiar, probably, to each of us since childhood. Bright red clusters of its berries is one of the hallmarks of autumn.
Due to the high content of vitamins (ascorbic acid, carotene, vitamins P and K), Rowan fruits serve as raw materials for the prevention and treatment of beriberi, and are also used as a tonic, immunostimulating agent. Of them prepare decoctions, infusions, tinctures; berries mountain ash includes in composition various vitamin collections and teas.
Harvest ripe berries, breaking off the brush; then the collected raw materials are cleaned of twigs and stalks, remove the damaged berries and dried at a temperature of +60…+80 degrees. If you do not have time to prepare a Rowan, and the brush has already caught the frost, they can be stored frozen and used in the same way as dried.
Use the fruits of mountain ash is contraindicated in hyperacid gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer on the background of increased acidity of gastric juice, hypotension (low blood pressure), exacerbation of urolithiasis. In the presence of severe cardiovascular diseases, it is recommended to consult a doctor before using folk remedies based on mountain ash.
- Rowan tea
1 tablespoon dried berries Rowan pour in a thermos 1 Cup of boiling water, insist for an hour, strain. Take as a vitamin, restorative, immune-boosting means 3 times a day for 1/3 Cup.
- Rowan and rose hip tea
Mix the dried crushed rosehip fruits and Rowan berries taken in equal parts. 1 tablespoon of collection pour 1 Cup of boiling water, wrap (you can use a thermos), insist for 4 hours, strain. Drink 2-3 times a day for 0.5 cups; you can add honey to taste.
- Tea with Rowan berries and nettles
Mix the dried berries of mountain ash with dried crushed nettle leaves in a ratio of 7: 3. 2 tablespoons collection pour in a thermos 0.5 liters of boiling water, insist for 2 hours, strain. Drink 2-3 times a day for 0.5 cups of infusion, adding honey to taste. This tea helps to strengthen the immune system, is a good source of vitamins and stimulates hematopoiesis.
- Tea with Rowan berries, nettle and Melissa
Under a common weakened organism, decline forces use collection from previous prescription, adding to him 2 parts of dried crushed of leaves Melissa lemon. 1 tablespoon of collection pour 1 Cup of boiling water, insist, wrapped, for half an hour, strain. Drink 3-4 times a day for 1 glass, adding honey to taste.
- Tincture of mountain ash to strengthen the immune system and improve performance
2 cups ripe fresh berries Rowan pour 0.5 liters of vodka, insist in a dark place at room temperature for two weeks, strain. Take 2 times a day before meals for 20-30 ml.