Medicinal species in the Park
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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.
The blueberry is a low deciduous bush – up to 40 cm. The stems are branched and with ribbed, green branches.
It`s a small deciduous shrib up to 20 cm height. The fruits are edible, but their sweetness is mixed with an acidic taste.
Common yarrow is known as milfoil, thousand- leaf and soldier`s woundwort, too.
The Latin name (Sorbus aucuparia) means sorbeo – “absorb, swallow”, auca – “bird” and pario – “bear”.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Common Mistletoe is a symbol of happiness, love, health or abundance in different myths and legends.
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.