Officinal Herbs

The Monte Baldo is a real natural reserve of precious officinal herbs. During the centuries, the plants were collected and dried in the darkness. Where medical knowledge didn’t arrive, the officinal herbs solved many problems. Decoctions, tisanes, ointments were used to cure many illnesses.

Also the Lessinia area is very important for the officinal herbs: in Sprea of Badia Calavena, between 1918 and 1951, lived a priest who loved the officinal herbs. He was called “The Herbalist of the Lord” and “The priest of the herbs” and lived in the parsonage where today you can find the Erbecedario Association (

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