Healing and Agricultural Plants

Pshav-Khevsureti has a long history of natural medical practices. This is due to the isolation of the region and difficulty when importing medicine. Therefore, local dwellers specialized in the use of herbs and other natural resources in medical practices. Khevsureti’s and Pshavi’s “Wise Women” are known for their skills. For centuries they have performed complex operations, for example head … Read more

Tall Herbaceus (tall-herbs)

This type of plant is widespread in Pshavi and Khevsureti. The optimum latitude for its vegetation is 1800-2200 meters. Dominant species are ones from the Parsley family (Fam. Umbeliferae+Apiaceae). The most widespread of them is Sosnowsky’s Hogweed (Heracleum sosnowskyi). In South Khevsureti, it grows in Roshki’s moraine relief and in the area of the Gudani and Khakhmati … Read more