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Cultural medicinal plants

In this page we will talk about these medicinal plants that can be grown themselves.

In the selection of species recommended for cultivation in the Republic of Tatarstan, we only stayed on the official forms authorized for use in scientific medicine, and those that can be used in the form of decoctions, infusions, juices, prepared at home.

In our book, no descriptions of the appearance and methods of cultivation of such plants as the Lily of the valley, Foxglove, henbane, Datura, etc. These plants serve as raw materials for the preparation of dosage forms in industrial production, besides many of them are poisonous. Careless handling of these plants, the incorrect formulation of their application can lead to irreparable consequences, and in house conditions it is impossible to use them.

I want to remind also that the curative properties have other plants — fruit, vegetable and ornamental, grown in the garden. We do not give advice on the use and cultivation of, for example, such well-known crops, such as Apple, cherry, plum, etc. as their medicinal properties are well known and there are many reference books on their cultivation.

In conclusion I would like to add that we do not claim completeness of the methods of cultivation of certain plants. For some types of very little information, little experience of cultivation.However, the gardener-fan can always try to grow on his land or that plant.

The cultivation of medicinal plants people started a long time ago. There is information about some plants, such as cumin, coriander etc. and they were grown before our era. In the times of the former USSR for the needs of medicine vozdelyvaniya a number of species of medicinal plants. Cultivation of medicinal plants engaged in specialized farms, located in different soil-climatic zones of the country, and directed and advised the work of the all-Union research Institute of medicinal plants (ILR).

The cultivation of medicinal plants is becoming an acute necessity. Scientific and technical progress increasingly displaces species from their natural habitats, thickets of them sreevatsa, reduced the area of spreading of such species. But there is another side to technological pressure on nature. Plants growing in a suburban area of large cities, growing along roadsides that are included in plant communities around fields, forests are subjected to strong chemical pollution. It exhausts, and herbicides with pesticides, which we are saved from weeds and pests, and higher doses of fertilizers aimed at high yields.

The result is raw material, which is use can cause great harm to our health.

For these reasons, we offer gardeners, activists, school sites, members of the young naturalists to create at least a small plantation on your own property. This is one of the options for conservation of the species in nature and the way to have chemically pure, high-quality medicinal raw materials.

Some brief information about site selection, conditions of cultivation of medicinal plants and basic agro-technical terms.

The sites allocated for cultivation of medicinal plants must be public, to have water for irrigation, desirable Teplice or greenhouses, and if the site is a school, it must be placed close to schools. Don’t need to get involved in a large number of species. For starters, you can choose 3-5, preferably from the local flora, subsequently, the number of cultivated plants can be increased to 10-12 (more species will complicate the job).