Medicinal Plants in Albania

Albania has boosted its cultivation of medicinal plants in the recent years due to favorable climate conditions, low production costs and growing demand for herbs.

An area of 650 ha is currently being used for cultivating medicinal plants, such as Centaurea Cyanus, well-known for its health benefits.

The amount of herbs produced last year reached 900 ton, from which 600 ton was exported to EU and the neighboring countries. The cultivation of medicinal plants is growing rapidly and is expected to have a significant impact on the country’s economic growth.