Kräuterhexe inmitten ihrer Kräuter.
© Hochkoenig Tourismus GmbH, Christian-Schartner - Herbal Hikes in the Hochkönig Region

Herbs and Medicine

Medicinal herbs and their effects

Most people know that the herbs sitting on the windowsill are not only suitable for cooking. They are a blessing - not only in the cold season, when the Marjoram, Peppermint and Thyme are used as natural helpers for inhalations or cough drops. Instinctively you know which herbs are the best for you.

The effectiveness on the track

For those who don’t quite trust their intuition, you can easily revive it. As in, for example, one of the seminars of the Academy for “Traditional European Medicine”, which co-operates with the WIFI Salzburg, the Austrian Institute for Economic Promotion,.

For regional medicinal plants, the Academy for “Traditional European Medicine” has created an application catalogue, based on a scientific study, which lists the indications, risks, application form and dosage. This offers the possibility to use the traditional Alpine medicines according to the current scientific knowledge in health promotion, prevention and treatment. The Goal: Through the findings of the study and the use of medicinal herbs such as Echinacea, Arnica, Hyssop, St. John’s Wort, Bergamot, Marigold or Verbena, people can get back the feeling of being able to actively influence their own well-being.
Traditional European Medicine

Get to know medicinal plants

Kräutergarten in Embach.© TVB Embach herb garden in Embach.

Numerous, professionally landscaped herb gardens invite for guided tours, workshops and enjoyment. Some of these are the Hollersbach herb garden in the Hohe Tauern National Park, Kocher’s Herb Garden on the Steiner Estate in Radstadt, the organic herb garden in Bramberg am Wildkogel, the organic herb farm Lutzbauer in Unken in the Salzburger Saalach Valley, the Nature Garden on the Trimminger Estate in Sauerfeld, the Thurerhofs herbal world in Seeham or the herbal Alpine pastures on the Hochkönig. Plant experts on-site tell you facts about cultivation, care, harvesting and the use of medicinal herbs – for greater well-being even after your holidays in SalzburgerLand.

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