The demand for medicinal raw materials is constantly increasing. This cannot fail to affect the stocks of the plants represented in the composition of natural flora.
The disappearance of some valuable wild plants also contribute to intense economic activity, air pollution, degradation of soil etc.
In this regard, there is a growing need of artificial cultivation of medicinal plants in culture. They are used fresh and do not pass through the trading network, where their healing properties are reduced. However, the high demand it is advisable to grow plants on large areas.
Medicinal plants generally prefer well-lit open spaces at neutral or slightly alkaline soils. Every plant has features in agricultural practices, therefore laying the vegetable garden it is advisable to begin with small quantities of the most easily cultivated species, gradually expanding the size and range. To save the aroma of drying plants with roots and store in tightly closed containers. Poorly dried commodity mould, it is therefore necessary to equip the place for drying. It is better to dry on a mesh struts in well-ventilated areas at a temperature of 30-40 °C. The usable area on the racks for drying grass to 1 m 2 must be 1/3 m 2 . Continue reading
Description of plants . Visnaga markovina — biennial and annual in cultivation herbaceous plant of the family Umbelliferae. The root is whitish, rod, woody, slightly branched. Stem erect, rather thick, branched, green, densely leafy, height 45— 120 cm Leaves are alternate, twice – or trizhdyperistorassechennye on linear-filiform lobules. The inflorescence is a dense sophisticated umbrella with a diameter of 10-15 cm, consisting of 50-100 rays 2-8 cm length of The longest rays are on the edge. At maturity they are bent towards the center, closing thus short beams and ripens the fruits. The flowers are small, abundantly secrete nectar. The fruit is ovoid, hollow, smooth viscopedic.
Habitat. Distribution. Visnaga — Mediterranean plant that grows in southern Europe, southwest Asia and North Africa. Visnaga — drought-resistant short-day plant that requires much heat. Only in the period of seed germination requires high soil moisture. Excess humidity in the flowering phase leads to a significant reduction of yield visage due to the appearance of fungal diseases and mass falling off of ovaries. This culture is undemanding to soil, grows well in both heavy and light soils with a small amount of nutrients. Continue reading
Since the end of January begins the busy season gardeners – growing seedlings. Celery, leeks, peppers and, of course, tomatoes. But what about medicinal cultures? It is no secret that on the windowsill the place is well very limited its not even enough for your favorite eggplant. And then there’s some medicinal plants. Let’s try to decide in which cases it is necessary to leave some room on the window sill, and which is not necessary.
The principles of “burying” seeds in the soil are the same as when planting directly in the soil: the smaller the seeds, the closer to the surface they sow. Centaury and Melissa can never be closed up in the soil, and cover the pot with glass or plastic film until germination. Only in this case it is necessary not to forget them at least once a day to ventilate. In the light of their seeds germinate faster and friendlier. Biologists call this feature the sensitivity. Continue reading