Sorbus americana Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American mountain-ash mountain-ash

The tree species Sorbus americana is commonly known as the American Mountain-ash. It is a deciduous perennial tree, native to eastern North America. The American mountain-ash and related species are also referred to as rowan trees.

Sorbus americana

Medical use

Economic importance of Sorbus americana

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois , Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia , Maryland , North Carolina , Tennessee , Virginia

Biological activities

AntiHIV
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antiflu
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antitumor
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antiviral
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Bark
Leaf
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]