HERBS in Czech Europlants Conference 18th June 2014 Ostrava, Czech Republlic
STRUCTURE Introduction Past and today Why do people use the herbs Czech and exotic herbs Forms of using the herbs
Czech reality of interest in herbs • Past • older people who used the herb in their young age as a common standard • Women of middle age searching the alternatives to the usual way of cure • Now days • Broader range of clients • All generations including the young people • Additionally also men • Mainly mothers with small children
Use of herbs in Czech Long traditions of growing, collecting, using of herbs Connection to strong gardening habits Fashion of “herbs in the house” “Picking/collecting herbs” Herbal teas – “just like that” (own mix, prepared blend) Prevention
Herbology Around 15 years ago created Czech herbs 90% of range of products Over 100 Single-kind herbs Mix (prepared or customer request based) Offer of herbs from Peru, Ayurvedic herbs, Chinese herbs Reason over the impact of globalisation bringing added value for complex overview and learning
Most common Czech herbs Mint Melissa Sage Thyme Raspberry Lady’s Mantle TribulusterrestrisLinné Sea Buckthorn
Forms of use Herbal teas Herbal tinctures (Tropaeolum) Herbal pills Herbal syrup Oils (e.g. Sea Buckthorn) Creams, ointment, baths, etc.
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