What medicinal plants grow in the Altai
A lot of talk about a special, peculiar only to them the properties of the products developed on the basis of medicinal grasses of Altai. About the most valuable native plants, the conditions of their production and pharmaceutical uses said Alexander Sharykin – chief agronomist of “Evalar” – a company that has many years zaseeva more than 1,000 ha of plantations in the foothills of the Altai.
According to him, high quality raw materials – the main component of high quality herbal remedies. Therefore, for the cultivation of selected herbs of ecologically clean areas. One of the rarest of plants – bloodroot white – were brought here from Europe. It is used for prevention of thyroid diseases. Another rare plant, sow “Evalar” – Cimicifuga – a popular tool among German women in their menopause.
There is grass growing only in protected areas of the Altai Rhodiola rosea and Alpine Hedysarum (red root). The last grows only on high mountains, 2000-3000 meters above sea level. Before harvest, the root of Hedysarum, it needs to grow to 15-20 years.
According to Sharykina, one of the most important medicinal plant is motherwort. He has a wonderful calming effect, says the expert.
Among the Altai plantations there and the usual places for these plants, but most of boleznennostew they show only under certain growing conditions. For example, oats is going as soon as it reaches the status of dairy ripeness. This period, which lasts one week, peak biological activity. Raw materials of similar quality are harvested in Switzerland, but it is, according to experts, significantly more expensive than Russian.
No less hard work and requires chamomile. Alexander Sharykin claims that the experts “Evalar” for many years produced the husbandry of chamomile to get the maximum content of essential substances, allowing its medicinal properties.
Only in Altai, the company grows more than 30 crops, and each of them has inherent value and requires a special relationship. In particular, according to the chief agronomist of “Evalar”, to each plant picked up its cultivation technology to provide a high concentration of biologically active substances. But there is also a “Testament”, are fundamentally important for the cultivation of all plants is a ban on the use of pesticides for weed control. Much safer used by employees time-honoured traditional method of paravane of the earth.
According to Sharykina, chemicals harmful to the healing properties of herbs. Therefore, the plantations of banned pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The earth is fertilized by meal – mask after extraction of plants, which are removed to the plantation. Meal improves soil structure, contains substances necessary for the active growth of medicinal plants.