Study programmes / C-HE Horticultural Engineering / Medicinal plants in ornamental horticulture
Course code:LROZ
Course title in language of instruction:Léčivé rostliny v okrasném zahradnictví
Course title in Czech:Léčivé rostliny v okrasném zahradnictví
Course title in English:Medicinal plants in ornamental horticulture
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FH
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Jarmila Neugebauerová, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:Of gaining knowledge about medicinal, aromatic and spice plants-morphology, origin, cultivation, contain substances and used in ornamental horticulture, medicine, food and culinary.
Course contents:
1.Botanical description, cultivation, substances of Ranunculaceae taxons (Aconitum, Nigella, Cimicifuga) and their use in pharmacy, food industry, cosmetics and ornamental horticulture.
Practical exercises: Description of the medicinal plants; trade in the world trade and in the Czech Republic, possibilities of use of assortment ZF MENDELU (pot plants etc.), use of printed and electronic information resources for presentations.
(allowance 2/2)
2....families Papaveraceae (Papaver); Paeoniaceae (Paeonia); Hypericaceae (Hypericum), Ericaceae (Calluna, Ledum, Arctostaphyllos, Vaccinium)
Practical exercises:
Characteristic of spicy plants, their importance for the world and the Czech Republic, changes in product range, applicability of assortment ZF MENDELU (pot plants, samples of tea). Draft of deadlines for seminar works (.ppt presentations).
(allowance 2/2)
3....Primulaceae (Primula), Crassulaceae (Rhodiola), Saxifragaceae (Bergenia), Rosaceae (Alchemilla, Fragaria).
Practical exercises: Description of aromatic plants, trade in the world and the Czech Republic, the possibility of using samples of essential oils, essential oil distillation demonstration by ČL 2009. Students assing topics for their .ppt presentations.
(allowance 2/2)
4.... Linaceae (Linum), Araliaceae (Hedera, Aralia); Apiaceae (Eryngium), Valerianaceae (Centranthus)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation "Medicinal, aromatic and culinary plants in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in the historical development (monastery gardens)"
(allowance 2/2)
5.... taxons of families Gentianaceae (Gentiana, Menyanthes); Boraginaceae (Pulmonaria)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation "Medicinal, aromatic and spicy plants in the historical development (herbarium)"
(allowance 2/2)
6.... Boraginaceae (Symphytum, Borago); Scrophulariaceae (Verbascum), Verbenaceae (Aloisia, Lippia, Phylla)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation "History and present of perfumes"
(allowance 2/2)
7.... Lamiaceae (Ajuga, Teucrium, Dracocephallum, Phlomis, Prunella)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation " History and present of spice plants"
(allowance 2/2)
8.... Lamiaceae (Mentha, Salvia)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation "The use of medicinal and spice plants in garden design and landscape architecture (annuals and biennials)"
(allowance 2/2)
9.... Lamiaceae (Scutellaria, Lavandula, Origanum, Ocimum, Nepeta)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation "The use of medicinal and spice plants in garden design and landscape architecture (perennials, bulbs and tuberous plants)"
(allowance 2/2)
10....taxons of family Asteraceae (Echinops, Matricaria, Artemisia, Tanacetum, Santolina,Carthamus, Helichrysum)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation "The use of medicinal, aromatic and spice plants in floristics"
(allowance 2/2)
11....taxons of family Asteraceae (Achillea, Bellis, Balsamita, Pyrethrum, Grindelia, Tussilago, Solidago)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation " Green (kitchen) spices (assortment, cultivation technologies, storage)"
(allowance 2/2)
12.... taxons of families Alliaceae (Allium); Iridaceae (Iris)
Practical exercises: .ppt presentation "Edible flowers (assortment, use, growers, the current supply in the Czech Republic)"
(allowance 2/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to work independently
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to define the content of the active substance selected assortment of ornamental plants
-Ability to describe a selected assortment of ornamental plants
-Ability to identify the basic species of aromatic plants
-Ability to identify the basic species of medicinal and spices plants
-Eligibility of use of knowledge about the chemical composition

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Elaboration. ppt presentations and successful three written tests are a prerequisite for obtaining credit, that is basis for enrollment of term oral exam.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice16 h
     laboratory work8 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h
     preparation of presentation42 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
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  • Edible medicinal and non-medicinal plants. ISBN 9789400773950. URL:
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