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Rowan is said to have come from the land of fairy. All parts of the tree are sacred, and it can be used for protection and healing.
Rowan is a close relative of Sorbus americana (Americanmountain ash) and can be used in the same way herbally. The bark is decocted for diarrhea and for vaginal douches; simmer two teaspoons of the bark per cup of water for twenty minutes. The bark is tinctured in alcohol for eight days to treat fevers (especially intermittent fever); follow the standard instructions for alcohol tinctures here. The berries are gathered when ripe and then dried or made into jam. The berries are very high in vitamin C and are useful for sore throats and tonsillitis. Take one teaspoon of the fresh berry juice or a quarter cup of the tea made by simmering one teaspoon per cup of water for twenty minutes. The ancient Welsh made an ale from rowan berries.
Rowan is an herb of protection in the home. Make small, equal-armed crosses with its wood, sew it into sachets, or weave wreaths of it as house decorations. Rowan is primarily an herb of protection and healing. Wear a tiny cross of rowan wood somewhere in your clothing. The branches make magic wands. The leaf and berry are used in incense to increase psychic powers. Rowan is said to have come from the land of fairy. All parts of the tree are sacred, and it is used for wands, strewn, worn, and burned in incense. Make a tea with a few of the ripe berries and add it to the ritual chalice. Make tiny, equal-armed “solar crosses” as decorations and to be sewn into clothing.
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