Cultivation start of aromatic and medicinal plants in Romania

  • Sorin MUNTEAN University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Leon Sorin MUNTEAN University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: medicinal plants, chemical and pharmaceutical industries

Abstract

The necessity of cultivating aromatic and medicinal plants in Romania stems from the fact that spontaneous flora cannot face the ever-rising demand for raw material. Then, some species take up at random vast areas within spontaneous flora, sometimes difficult get at; thus spotting picking and transport become cumbersome, the rhythmus hindered and production costs high. Certain medicinal plants do not grow spontaneously, others, though extant, are rarities; still others are highly poisonous, ousted from pastures and meadows. Thus, plant raw material from these species can be obtained only through cultivation. Grown aromatic and medicinal plants offer the possibility of being harvested at the time when they are highest in active substances. Drying can be performed right on harvesting or, processing after, without drying and no need for implements. Some medicinal plants possess phytoameliorating importance - thus terrains less fit for the growth of such plants and Romania cultivates nowadays over fifty species of such plants - let alone that trend is climbing as demands are, mostly from the part of chemical and pharmaceutical industries and others too, both inner and outer customers.

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Published
1998-08-05
How to Cite
MUNTEAN, S., & MUNTEAN, L. S. (1998). Cultivation start of aromatic and medicinal plants in Romania. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 28(1), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha281327
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Research Articles

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