Medicinal plants and herbal teas

Medicinal plants are grown on small areas of land or in gardens, but also at industrial levels.

  • Tours of fields of medicinal plants, herbal teas and souvenirs stuffed with medicinal plants, as well as processed products such as oils, tinctures, syrups and cosmetics made of natural resources that can be purchased.
  • Advice and recommendations on a healthy lifestyle and on the use of medicinal plants.
  • There are tourist paths which allow people to examine medicinal plants outdoors.
  • Some farms have teahouses at which tea produced locally can be tasted.
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Z/S "Drosi vesels"

Saimniecība atrodas Jelgavas novada Vilces pagastā. Audzē siltumnīcas dārzeņus un augus, izgatavo dažādas ziedes no ārstniecības augiem un piedāvā lekcijas par veselīgu uzturu un dzīvesveidu. Pieejama lauku pirtiņa.

Distance from countries capital city86   Season1-12  
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Зиедница (Цветочница)

This is a pergola that is owned by Līga Reitere, who offers medicinal grasses and saunas for adults and children.  She will show you how to tie together sauna switches, fire up the oven in the sauna and create steam inside it.  You can also learn how wild plants can be used for tasty teas or salads, as well as to weave lovely crowns or grass carpets.  Master classes, creative activities, educational seminars, evening sessions and sauna sessions are all available, with Līga also being well informed about local linguistic issues and traditions.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city160   Season1-12  
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The IKS Park

The IKS Park organisation offers rural joy, playing around and relaxing at the edge of a forest.  Visitors can engage in crafts, learn about medicinal plants from Latvia in an interactive way and also learn about the properties of same.  There are two different territories.  One is an open-air exhibition of medicinal plants, with six beds of various plants.  Visitors are invited to stroll through the garden and learn about plants that might be useful and appropriate for them.  There is also room for mini-football, a barefoot trail, an “ant trail” that is a relay race with various steps, a pergola and a class to teach about nature.  Second, there is a small farm with workshops and a mini zoo.  Under a large canopy or in a cosy fireplace hall, visitors can try their hand at traditional and modern Latvian crafts.  There is also a chance to play various games, some of which are quite ancient, indeed.  Master craftsmen at the farm offer practical activities that allow visitors to produce their own souvenirs.  Class topics include weaving of blankets from plants, jewellery making, soap making, grinding of flour, etc.

 

 

Distance from countries capital city30   Season1-12   Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Vidussala

Pirts rituāli, zāļu tējas, izglītojoša pastaiga dabā, siena viesnīca.

Distance from countries capital city170   Season1-12  
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The Janavas farm

The farm grows herbal tea plants such as blue dragon, purple cornflower, peppermint, and lavender, as well as other plants. It also offers cosmetics such as the Beāte line of facial creams, as well as cornflower eau-de-toilette. You can take an informative tour, taste delicious teas, and purchase the cosmetics.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city95   Season3-11   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Herbal teas at Kurmisi

The farm grows medicinal plants that are very common in Latvia – oregano, St John’s wort, wormwood, lemon balm, cat’s-foot, etc. You can take an informational tour and taste and purchase tea mixtures.

Distance from countries capital city280   Season4-10   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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The Paradizes guesthouse

You can fish in ponds, dry fish and cook fish soup. The venue also produces honey. Lavender that is grown at the location is used to produce aromatic mixtures of plants that are offered in little bags.

Distance from countries capital city225   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers
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Gifts from nature at “Puerto VV”

The owner will tell you about wild plants and help you to cook tasty meals with them. You will receive valuable advice about how to use these gifts from nature for nutritional purposes and to improve your health.

Seminars   Botanical   By the sea   Distance from countries capital city217   Season5-10   Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Lidumkalni

"Līdumkalni" atrodas Ķurbē -Kurzemes ziemeļrietumu daļā, starp Dundagas mežiem un Ķurbes lielo silu, zaļu pakalnu vidū, 15 km no jūras un ne pārāk tālu no debesīm. Šeit laiks rit lēni. Tas nevienu nesteidzina. Laika pietiek, lai vērotu Dieva radīto pasauli un ieskatītos Viņa bagātajā aptiekā. Laika pietiek lai iepazītos ar kristīgajām tradīcijām un dzīvesveidu, lai iegūtu praktisku lūgšanu un meditāciju pieredzi. Laika pietiks arī veselīgas maltītes pagatavošanai lauku virtuvē vai uz ugunskura un pašam savas gleznas uzgleznošanai gleznotājas darbnīcā.

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Rukisi Tea

This is one of the largest farms for medicinal plants in Latvia (purple coneflowers, marigolds, chamomile, etc. You can tour an introductory garden, purchase plants and mixed teas, and taste them.

Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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An outdoor exhibition of health-related plants

Open-air functional exhibition of medicinal plants introduces you to a “green pharmacy”. There are more than 300 different plants. Every healthy lifestyle enthusiast can find the secrets of fitotherapy and learn to use the plants in many different ways – making sauna besoms, aromatic pillows, healthy teas, bath scrubs.
Facilities: medicinal plant garden and collection, tasting of green cocktails.

Botanical   Beautiful sights   Nature for Health   Distance from countries capital city100   Season5-10   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
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The Ragares farm

The farm is along the upper reaches of the Daugava Ancient River Valley, and it offers more than 100 types of plants, including decorative plants, herbs, medicinal plants and traditional Latvian farm plants. You can tour the largest field of so-called Northern kiwis in Latvia. Take a tour, purchase plants, taste teas, fruits and berries, and receive consultations from the owner.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city80   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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"Mint house"

In "Mint house" there is the opportunity to taste different mint tea, biscuits, honey with peppermint and peppermint syrups. There are workshops with making peppermint soap, painted plates with peppermint, decoration of candles and much more. The owner makes also peppermint powder and face tonic.

Distance from countries capital city80   Season1-12  
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The Liepkalni-Vezi farm

The farm grows apples, pears and medicinal plants such as peppermint, marigold, etc. The owners also collect wild medicinal plants. An interesting tour is available, and you can purchase products at the farm or at the Latvian Eco Product Store at Barona Street 45-47 in Rīga.

Skiing   Walking   Distance from countries capital city60   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups No pets allowed Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Elka Hill Farm

Elkas kalna saimniecība atrodas ainaviskā Elkas kalna virsotnē. Saimniecībā tiek audzētas zāļu tējas, izgatavoti ziedūdeņi no Elkas kalna pļavās ievāktiem un dārzā audzētiem augiem, tecinātas bērzu sulas, kuras saldētas glabājas līdz pat vasarai, gatavoti ievārījumi un citi veselīgi gardumi.  Amatas pagasta stāstnieku pavadībā iespēja doties ekskursijā-pārgājienā uz Gaujas sākumu Elkas kalnā vai augu ekspedīcijā, kuras laikā saimniece iepazīstina apmeklētājus ar dažādām zāļu tējām, palīdz sagatavot savu īpašo tēju maisījumu vai ziepes. Degustācijai - zāļu tēja, bērz sula, ievārījumi, pašu gatavotu ķirbju miltu izstrādājumi. Piedāvājumā no Elkas kalna saimniecībā audzētiem dārzeņiem, dīķī nomakšķerētām zivīm vai gaļas gatavotas maltītes, kuras pagatavojamas arī ārā uz dzīvas uguns. Iespēja nakšņot teltī. Pieejama terase nelielām svinībām.

Distance from countries capital city110   Season5-9   Optional meals Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers
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Saimnieciba "Jaunzvirgzdini"

Piedāvā pirts rituālus ar sildīšanu un pēršanu ar slotām, kontrasta procedūrām, dažādām maskām un augu skrubjiem. Saimniecībā ražo un popularizē ārstniecības augu lietošanas tradīcijas. Piedāvājumā dažādas zāļu tējas. Atkarībā no gadalaika, iespējams baudīt un iegādāties dažādus augu sīrupus. Izgatavo zāļu paklājus pirtij.

Distance from countries capital city186   Season1-12  
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The Ziemeli farm

The farm grows and collects more than 80 types of medicinal plants, including peppermint, marigold, chamomile, oregano, St John’s wort, wormwood, oats, creeping thyme, broadleaf plantain, field penny-cress, meadowsweet, etc. You can take a tour and learn all about medicinal plants and how they are used. During autumns, you can purchase medicinal teas.

Distance from countries capital city215   Season6-9   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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The Silkalni farm

The farm grows some 25 types of plants and prepares products from approximately 50 types of plants. Visitors will learn about the use of medicinal plants not just in teas, but also in oils, extracts, tinctures, syrups, etc. These can be used for everyday nutrition. Products can be tasted and bought, and you can help out with the farm’s operations. There is also livestock to view.

Nature for Health   Distance from countries capital city99   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Turaidas

The farm produces herbal teas and sacks thereof as souvenirs or gifts, using lemon balm, raspberry, tansy, alchemilla, Plantago major and linden for this purpose. The farm also has beehives to produce honey. The lady of the house leads tours, teaches you how to make woven fences, and offers products and tastings of the wares that are produced at Turaidas.

Distance from countries capital city199   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The Lejas Kakupi environmental health farm

Professional pharmacist producing herbal teas and popularising the medical properties of plants. Tasting of herbal teas and teaching which plants suit each individual person. Knowledge of the plants here is well combined with various healing rituals. 


Facilities: collection of medicinal plants, seminars on healthy lifestyle and usage of the plants, plant pharmacy.

Nature for Health   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city155   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The Amuri farm

This is a farm which produces beef. You can take a tour, during which you can learn about, taste and purchase untraditional herbs and exotic tea plants.

Agriculture   Distance from countries capital city170   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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The beekeeper Juris Valainis

You can learn about the lives of bees and buy honey made from all kinds of flowers, propolis, propolis blankets and wax candles. Apian therapy is offered here. This is an ancient method which involves a bed under which there are beehives. The bees create warmth, vibration and a biofield.

Distance from countries capital city50   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Must register in advance
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3x9 Zalisu dabas takas

SIA "3x9 zālītes" piedāvā ļoti plašu klāstu zāļu tējas un to maisījumus. Zālītes ievāktas Vecpiebalgas novadā, ekoloģiski tīrās pļavās un mežos. Zālītes vāktas atbilstoši dabas ritmam un mēness fāzēm. Kaltētas dabīgos apstākļos, saglabājot zālīšu vērtīgās vielas, smaržu un garšu.

Distance from countries capital city114  
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55 Ladybugs

This is a family company in the Madona Administrative District, which offers natural herbal teas and spices.  All of the ingredients come from Latvia, and the company manufactures more than 70 kinds of teas that are made of a single herb, as well as teas with several herbs.  The company has patented a series of medicinal teas and a set of medicinal herbal teas.  Since 2014, the company has been certified as a biological processing company.  Groups can sign up for tours, as well as master classes related to the preparation, identification and use of teas.

 

 

Distance from countries capital city167  
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Saimnieciba "Annas"

Iespēja iepazīties ar savvaļā augošiem un kultivētiem ārstniecības augiem, pašiem tos ievākt, izbaudot Latgales neskarto dabu, sasiet ārstniecības augu slotiņu veselībai un pirtij. Nodegustēt augu tējas lauku klusumā vai tieši otrādi - kopā ar „Muzikantu ciema” muzikantiem, piedaloties jautrās aktivitātēs, iepazīties ar bagāto latgaliešu tautas dziesmu un polku pūru.

Distance from countries capital city269   Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Countryside teas

The owner uses ancient traditions by gathering and preparing teas with the help of ancient methods such as fermentation and steaming. There are informational tours, and you can purchase various teas – Classical tea, Anna tea, Countryside tea, etc.

Nature for Health   Botanical   Distance from countries capital city94   Season6-10   Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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The Upmali environmental and health farm

The farm (120 ha) produces teas, herbs, plant oils, special balms, cosmetics, plant-based soaps, etc., under the brand name AnnA Bermans. The lovely landscape around the farm has been used to establish aromatherapy, reflexology, healthy nutrition and other healing gardens at which guests can learn about and enjoy the most ancient treatments related to the environment, plants, water and nutrition. Special meals can be prepared on an outdoor stove, while the House of Grasses is a place where people can prepare their own teas, balms, cosmetics or soaps. Products are available for sale.

Nature for Health   Agro Heritage   Distance from countries capital city133   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance