The herbarium, aimed at re-discovering the local knowledge on the user of herbs, collects 34 cards dedicated to officinal local varieties, filled in with the collaboration of some local women.
The herbarium 'Recognize and treat with the herbs, walking through the paths of Ronc' (Riconoscere e curarsi con le erbe, passeggiando tra i colmei di Ronc), realized by the Ronco Pro loco (local association), collects 34 cards dedicated to officinal local varieties, with pictures, indications for the picking, properties and uses. The cards have been filled in with the collaboration of some local women, who, for family tradition and personal interest, have practised the collection of herbs for ages. They make the picking of spontaneous local varieties for kitchen uses and for officinal production: herbal teas, ointments and dyes.
The Ronco Pro loco realised the herbarium in the context of the proposals for summer entertainment 2009. Through this project has been possible to collect and document a patrimony of knowledge, anecdotes, customs, mainly transmitted orally, but for this reason weak. Through the enhancement of spontaneous officinal and edible herbs, the herbarium wants to tell the richness and diversity of the natural environment which distinguish the Vanoi Valley, offering to the visitor a new reading key of this territory. Local importance.
The alternative medicine, the natural remedies for small health troubles, is a topic which captures the attention of society at present and for this reason demanded by the cultural tourism. The officinal herbs enhancement may become a new tourist opportunity for the valley, which can be able to involve the catering industry, the cultural operators and new farming and commercial initiatives.