sorbus aucuparia

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sorbus aucuparia
Other Names:

Acafresna, bitter, Azarollo Borde, Capudio, Cervellón, Fresno Silvestre, Manzano False, Margojo, Sevillano, sip.

Notable for its striking results, which are a delight for the birds. In some cities like ornamental. It is an elegant tree and longevity: live more than a hundred years.

Habitat: scattered in mountainous regions of temperate climate throughout Europe. In the Iberian Peninsula is in the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian zone.

Description: tree or shrub of the family of Rosaceae, which reaches up to 6 meters high. The bark is smooth and gray, and the flowers small and white. The fruits are some orange or red berries that hang in clusters.

Used parts: the fruits (Serbo) boiled or dried.

Properties and indications: the fruits (Serbo) containing various organic acids (sorbic, malic, citric and Succinic) sugar, pectin, tannin and large quantities of vitamin C (up to 80 milligrams per 100 grams) In the Germanic countries to rowanberry are attributed many properties, although these are truly tested:

Astringent: because of its tannin content gives good results in the treatment of diarrhea and colitis, both acute and chronic. This astringent action is offset in part by the pectin content of the Serbian, which exerts a gentle laxative effect. The result of this action is a combined effect of regulatory and normalizing intestinal transit.

Antiscorbutic and toning, for its vitamin C content and organic acids, respectively. It is recommended to use in case of vitamin G, febrile illnesses, flu, colds, exhaustion, and patients in convalescent and debilitated.

Emenagogas mild diuretic and (facilitate menstruation)

Use: rowanberry are the only edible when they are well mature in autumn, which is recognized because they become darker and softer. If you eat when you have not yet fully matured, they leave a strong sour taste in the mouth, and are irritants. A handful of rowanberry a day longer exerts therapeutic action. You can prepare a dry or puree or compote after they cooked. The usual dose of rowanberry is 3 to 5 tbsp 3 times a day.

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