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Health benefits of rowan berries

The rowan berries have many health benefits, such as promote digestion; prevent macular degeneration; prevent asthma attacks; treat symptoms of eczema; prevent constipation; fight bacteria; promote immunity; reduce premature aging and prevent cancer. Many people have not heard about the rowan berries before. The rowan berries belong to the species of plants which have the scientific name Sorbus aucuparia.

It can be found growing in cold climates of Rowan trees. Originally, they were found in parts of England, nowadays they are virtually unheard of in the country if the person is under 50 years, but rowan berries are referenced in local folklore. Nowadays, the rowan berries can be found growing in parts of the Scandinavian Europe, as well as Canada and cold parts of North America.

Usually, the rowan berries are made into sweet concoctions of alcohol or they are made into jellies and jams. When the rowan berries are eaten in raw form, then they have a tangy astringent taste, but when this food is exposed to prolonged cold or heat, then this property seems to fade completely.

Health benefits of rowan berries

Health benefits of rowan berries

Speeds up wound healing

The healing of wounds varies a lot from a person to person. The rowan berries have collagen synthesizing properties which can help to speed up the closure of wounds and the recovery of skin. Also, they can help to minimize the appearance of scars in the process. The collagen can speed up the regeneration of cells and this is a reason why some people do not scar easily.

Promotes healthy brain and nervous system

This berries are sources of the trace mineral manganese which is important for the healthy function of the nerves and brain. Also, the manganese will ensure that the nerve signals are transmitted efficiently to the appropriate target organ, whether it is a production of hormones or to help with the metabolism of consumed food.

Promotes digestion

We know that the digestion is a complete process which is including the way of the food we put in our mouth, up until it leaves the body. The rowan berries can help with the breakdown of fat and the subsequent absorption. They can reduce the chances of excess gas formation in the process.

Helps prevent macular degeneration

The macular degeneration is a progressive breakdown of vision which typically happens as we are getting older. The rowan berries have antioxidants, like lutein which can help to promote the eye health. This is a reason why you should add this berries in your diet so you will have healthy eye health in your old ages.

Help prevents asthma attacks

This berries can help to prevent asthma attacks or they can reduce the frequency of them. This berries have small amounts of bioflavonoids which have been shown to improve the symptoms of asthma, especially in children.

Help to treat symptoms of eczema

It is known fact that this berries have anti – inflammatory properties which are very useful in the management of the inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. We know that the eczema rashes are characterized by patches of dry scale skin which can become red and ooze if they are scratched. There are many cosmetic products which use this  berries as a component for the treatment of eczema.

Helps prevent constipation

It is known that the rowan berries have decent amounts of fiber which can help to promote regularity and prevent the constipation. The rowan berries have fiber which draws water into their structure and they can help to prevent the compaction of stool in the colon.

Acts as natural antibacterial agent

It is known that the rowan berries have a compound called sorbic acid which can help to prevent the bacterial growth and replication in the body. This is a reason why this berries are frequently used in the topical astringent preparations due to this property. Also, this berries can help to minimize the duration of an infection if they are used when the infection is firstly noticed.

Ramesh Kumar
Ramesh Kumar
Dr. Ramesh kumar, BAMS is naturopathy doctor who is well versed with health benefits of all fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants


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