Medicinal species in the Park

27/01/2020 National Student Competition "Ambassadors of Health"

60 projects of students from 1st to 12th grade from all over the country were admitted to the XII edition of the National Student Competition "Ambassadors of Health" for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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21/01/2020 The draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP 2020 was announced

By order of the Director of the Park Directorate, a draft of the Annual Plan for livestock grazing and hay use in the Central Balkan National Park, 2020 was announced.

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21/01/2020 Great cormorants and Mallards are the most numerous, shows Midwinter Waterfowl Census near the Central Balkan National Park

Three teams of Central Balkan National Park staff - one south of the mountain and two north, participated in this year's Midwinter Waterfowl Census. On January 11 and 12, the southern team - three employees of the Park Directorate, and representatives of the Green Balkans NGO and BSPB, traversed the Koprinka Dam (part of the Tundzha River basin) and the fish farms to the town of Nikolaevo. A total of 6 472 birds of 73 species were observed for the two days.

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Take information about some of species included in the List of medicinal plants (including wild fruits) and their herbs allowed for non- commercial gathering.

Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

The blueberry is a low deciduous bush – up to 40 cm. The stems are branched and with ribbed, green branches.

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Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

It`s a small deciduous shrib up to 20 cm height. The fruits are edible, but their sweetness is mixed with an acidic taste.

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Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Common yarrow is known as milfoil, thousand- leaf and soldier`s woundwort, too.

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European Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

The Latin name (Sorbus aucuparia) means sorbeo – “absorb, swallow”, auca – “bird” and pario – “bear”.

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St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)

It`s a perennial plant with bright yellow flowers. It`s a wide spread medicinal species. The most common name comes from its harvesting on St John`s day, 24 June.

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Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano is a widely used ingredient in different national cuisines. It`s an important part of the traditional preparation of a bulgarian tea, called  "Balkan tea".

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Common (European) centaury (Centaurium erythraea)

The latin names comes from "centaurus" – “centaur” и гр. erithros – "red", from the colout of the flowers. The genus was formerly called Chironia, from the Centaur Chiron, who was famous in Greek mythology for his skill in medicinal herbs.

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Wild raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

The species name idaeus refers to its occurence on Mount Ida near Troya in northwest Turkey, where the ancient Greeks were most familiar with it.

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Common Mistletoe (Viscum album)

Common Mistletoe is a symbol of happiness, love, health or abundance in different myths and legends.

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Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

The name of the genus - Tussilago means "cough suppressant", from latain tussio " - “cough".

Coltsfoot is a perennial herb, which is often found in colonies of dozens of plants.

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Wall germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)

Germander is widely used as an ornamental plant. It is known like a herb from the Antiquity and even like a magical flower.

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