Medicinal species in the Park

09/06/2019 news

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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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