The rowan is a sacred Tree of Life in Celtic mythology. The entire shrub/tree is useful, including the bark, leaves, and fruit (berries). Often called mountain ash, it is not a true ash, even though it has similar leaves. The bark can be used to treat diarrhea and as a douche to treat leucorrhea. The tree is sacred in Norse and Celtic traditions. It is considered a Tree of Life, with the power to transport a person to other realms and empower psychic abilities.
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