by AgroWeb on February 24, 2017

Albanian Mountain Tea in the Red Book of endangered species

Albania faces the highest rate of biodiversity loss in Europe. According to a UNDP report on Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lake Basin the most endangered plant is Albanian Mountain Tea, Sideritis raeseri. The List of Protected Species of Flora in Albania, defines the status of endangered plant species in Albania. Sideritis raeseri is part of the list and considered as endangered species due ...

by AgroWeb on February 22, 2017

Albanian orchid in the red book of plants at risk of extinction

Albania’s suitable climate conditions enable some of its districts to collect several herbal and aromatic plants that are highly demanded in international markets. Albania is currently among key countries in the Mediterranean part of Europe involved in the export of medicinal and aromatic plants that include sage, oregano, mountain tea, wild apple, wild rose, primrose, elder, nettle, poppy, ...

by AgroWeb on February 8, 2017

The Wild Thyme

The Wild Thyme is indigenous to the greater part of the dry land of Albania, though is a great deal less abundant than the Common Thyme so widely cultivated. It is found up to a certain height in the North, and in valleys, along ditches and roads, on rocks, in barren and dry soil, and also in damp clay soil destitute of chalk. It is seen in old stony, abandoned fields, dried-up lawns and on ...

by AgroWeb on January 11, 2017

Albanian Lavender - The Purple Magic of Medicinal Herbs Export

“Every taste, every smell tells a tale,”goes an old English saying. Indeed. Smells get always related to special memories, particular places, and reminisce dear yet nostalgic times. Does any scent of Albania really exist? The famous myrtle flower aroma, which has always featured in traditional songs, poems and history books? The soft and distinctive laurel scent? The calming and ...

by AgroWeb on December 21, 2016

Yarrow - Achillea Millefolium - Values and Benefits

Achillea millefolium, or yarrow, originates from Europe and Albania is one of the historic birthplaces since ancient times. The word "Achillea" refers to Achilles, the Greek hero. Greek myth had it that Achilles painted himself, with a tincture of yarrow to make himself invulnerable to arrows, everywhere on his body except his heel. "Millefolium" means "coming of a ...

by AgroWeb on November 6, 2016

Making Your Own Herbal Teas

Albania grows many herbs that can be used for a variety of things. From a sustainability standpoint, herbs are one of the easiest plants to produce. Many of the herbs grown in the country are perennials and will produce for many years. We use our herbs fresh and also dry them for future use and as a way to save money. They are used for cooking, and also for use in making herbal teas or just as...

by AgroWeb on January 28, 2017

Surprising Health Benefits of Sage Essential Oil

Sage Essential Oil is extraordinary as it acts as an antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant and stimulates the human body. Sage, is a well-known and frequently heard name in the world of cosmetics, particularly in the field of skin care. Innumerable beauty treatment products claim that they contain the oil of sage, which is actually sage essential oil. Health Benefits of Sage Essential Oil This ...

by AgroWeb on September 3, 2016

Geranium - Health benefits of Garden’s Queen

Geranium is also known in Albania as Garden’s Queen. One of the most wonderful species of geranium family, Gernanium dalmaticum is a summer flowering plant native to South-western ex-Yugoslavia and Albania. Some of the most interesting health benefits of geranium include its ability to reduce inflammation, improve kidney health, relieve pain, lower stress levels, strengthen the immune ...

by AgroWeb on August 8, 2016

Albanian Oregano - The Effective Antioxidant

It has been recognized for its aromatic properties since ancient times, with the Greeks and Romans holding oregano as a symbol of joy and happiness. In fact, it was a tradition for Greek and Roman brides and grooms to be crowned with a laurel of oregano. Oregano, whose name means "mountain joy” is available throughout the year in Albania. Oregano is native to northern Europe, although ...

by AgroWeb on September 4, 2016

The Benefits of Mediterranean Bay Leaves

Albanians have a long history of planting bay laurel in their gardens and terraces. They have discovered unlimited possibilities to use and take the best of these leaves. Bay laurel, this evergreen wonderful tree is believed to bring good fortune to your family and planting it close to homes provides protection from thunder and lightning. Bay leaves come from Laurus Nobilis family and it mostly ...

by AgroWeb on December 29, 2016

Albanian Oregano - The Mountain Joy

It has been recognized for its aromatic properties since ancient times, with the Greeks and Romans holding oregano as a symbol of joy and happiness. In fact, it was a tradition for Greek and Roman brides and grooms to be crowned with a laurel of oregano. Oregano, whose name means "mountain joy” is available throughout the year in Albania. Oregano is native to northern Europe, although ...

by AgroWeb on January 7, 2016

Albanian agriculture picks up momentum

The agriculture trade volume has received an impressive stimulus. It certainly needed it. Growth in agriculture trade for the 9 months of 2015 amounted to 606 million euros, with an increase of 6,5 % compared to the same period of 2014. While exports in the sector reached a historic high posting an increase of 45.2% above the previous year, with medicinal herbs and fruits and veggies taking the ...

by AgroWeb on November 5, 2015

Helichrysum, l’immortelle d’Albanie

It is so intense and penetrating that Napoleon Bonaparte claimed that he could smell it from the ship when he returned to Corsica, even before the coastline came into sight. Myths say that its flowers were dried and offered nonetheless but to the Greek Gods. Now don’t go overboard with your fantasy, the plant we are talking about, it’s part of the traditional medicine of Mediterranean...