MEDICINAL GARDENING - Discover the secret life of plants!
Throughout our ornamental gardens, several varieties of beautiful, poetic plants offering healing or wellness proprieties can be discovered. The expansion is underway as we introduce additional plants and share their fascinating stories through relaxed educational, recreational forums.
Since prehistoric times, herbal or medicinal plants have been used in medicine or veterinary practice for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes. Literary sources confirm to the use of medicinal plants in ancient Assyria, India, Egypt, and China (circa 3000 B.C.), Greece, Iran and in Rome in the early years of the Common Era; also in Arab countries, Middle Asia, Georgia, Armenia, and Europe during the Middle Ages.
Herbs may be used directly as teas or in other extracted forms for their natural chemical constituents. They may be used as agents in the synthesis of drugs or the organic molecules found in plants may be used as models for synthetic drugs. Modern approaches to determining the medicinal properties of plants involve collaborative efforts that can include ethnobotanists, anthropologists, pharmaceutical chemists, and physicians.
Harvested medicinal plants are usually distilled to extract essential oils and juices or dried to use in formulations while certain medicinal plants are freshly harvested and can be used. The composition and quantity of active substances found in different organs of medicinal plants vary and change in the course of the year as a result of the aging of the plant and habitat conditions. Those parts of the plants in which the largest quantity of these substances accumulates are collected first.
We are pleased to introduce the growing role of nature as a healing and wellness environment. Our education forums provide gardens guests with intimate interactions with nature that compliment teachable moments and knowledge building.
Disclaimer* Medicinal Gardening Workshops are offered for educational and recreational purposes only
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