In ancient times, Rowan was considered sacred and believed to chase away evil spirits and bring happi-ness to lovers. Its pear-shaped fruit has a pungent, acid flavor and is used in traditional medicine to help improve circulation. Its very dense wood is popular with carpenters and cabinet makers. The buds are highly valued in gemmotherapy, a form of medicine that utilizes plant buds to open cellular detoxification pathways in the body.
In cosmetics, Rowan bud extract helps boost the skin’s radiance and supports microcirculation. The extract used by Clarins Laboratories is organic.