by AgroWeb on March 3, 2017

Growing saffron in Albania, doubts and benefits

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. It’s cultivation has also high costs. This plant is being grown in Albania in small almost experimental amounts. An Italian-Albanian enterprise has undertaken the initiative of growing saffron under the “Zafferano di Dumre” label. The spice is being grown in the an area of 3 acres in Dëshiran, Belsh, Elbasan County...

by AgroWeb on May 3, 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 March 11, 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 March 6, 2017

The Albanian Special 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 April 11, 2017

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 March 5, 2017

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 April 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 March 31, 2017

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 May 16, 2017

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 March 25, 2016

Getting Rich With Helichrysum

It’s part of the traditional medicine of Mediterranean countries, although its popularity is also spreading around the rest of the world quickly. Its liquid it’s highly expensive and it is grown also in Albania. It is Helichrysum Italicum of course. This miraculous herb has been grown and cultivated in the last couple of years mainly in Koplik, Malësi e Madhe, Lezhë and ...

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 ...