Sorbus Aucuparia, which
is also called European Mountain Ash, European Mountain Rowan or
Rowan, is a tree that is native to northern Europe and Asia. The
tree can grow up to 40 feet high, and it typically features a short
trunk with many branches. Sorbus aucuparia flowers begin to bloom
in May, and they grow as white, flat-topped clusters. Sorbus aucuparia
also features small, red-orange fruit that ripens from August through
September and is commonly eaten by birds like redwings, fieldfares,
blackbirds and waxwings.
Because Sorbus aucuparia has such colorful fruit, it is often used
as an ornamental tree. The colorful fruit, called rowan berries,
is also used often in foods like jams and jellies and has a bitter
Because Sorbus aucuparia is an adaptogen,
it is believed that this tree has many helpful affects on the human
body. Before you add this herb, or any other new supplement, to your health regimen it is important to speak with your health care provider in order to identify any serious health concerns, possible allergies, and reactions to other medications.