Folklore and tradition holds Rowan as a powerful and sacred tree said to cast a bright golden glow. It was called upon in times of need for protection and empowerment. Rowan is boldly decorated with clusters of bright red berries produced from delicate, and seemingly glowing, white flowers. The wild Rowan is found naturally only among birch trees with a tendency to grow taller and extend past the canopy of the surrounding flora. Our Rowan flower essence was made in a magical place, the oldest and largest forest in Iceland. This Rowan tree watches over a huge glacial river, where it is said that an ancient worm lives and protects the golden ring. Iceland's rich folklore is currently alive and well; we have heard that the worm was last seen few months ago.
Rowan flower essence is grounding, centering, and immensely strengthening. Rowan works to remove dark thoughts and enhances the ability to forgive. It helps to integrate, heal and release the past. It can be used to release deeply suppressed emotional pain and patterns of self-rejection, self-pity, hopelessness, desperation and pessimism.
Rowan strengthens the Wei qi, our protective shield, to enhance inner stability. Rowan opens and flows the Qi (Life force) in the acupuncture channels, in particular, and enhances the flow of Qi in the extremities. It may be useful for those people experiencing decreased flow in the hands and feet due to health challenges (use with Helichrysum EO).