The Use of Primula officinalis Hill. Species in Phytotherapy, Aspects of Biology and Technology

Sorina Nitu (Năstase), Manuela Hermeziu, Nina Bărăscu, Cristina Moldovan, Alexandru Gheţe, Gavrilă Morar


In the context of balancing the modern man's diet, exposed to the excesses of the environment and daily stress,
man's interest in plants with therapeutic effects has grown spectacularly and has developed from past occupations to what
today's phytotherapy is. The scientific results of the last years in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants, together with
statistical data, show the orientation and interest of consumers for cure plants. In this context, it is very important to
maintain biodiversity in medicinal and aromatic plants by preserving and enriching the collection of genetic resources,
the seed production and planting material of superior biological categories, the introduction into the crop of valuable plant
species endangered by disappearance due to harvesting irrational, grassland herbicide, uncontrolled grazing or
deforestation. All this has led to the reduction of the area or even to the disappearance of valuable phytotherapeutic
species. The start of the research was imposed due to the numerous active principles that Primula contains, the demand
for high vegetal mass on the internal and external level, but especially due to the fact that in many countries it is an
endangered plant. The paper presents the state of research on the use of Primula officinalis Hill. in phytotherapy, biology
and technology aspects, correlations between plant height, leaves number, floral stems and their mass. The study followed
the growth and growth dynamics of the foliage until flowering, when three plants were harvested from each experimental
variant. The results obtained are aimed at developing the culture technology for Primula officinalis Hill. in the climatic
and soil conditions in Romania


Primula officinalis Hill., biology, technology, correlations.

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