Since 1993 Zardband Pharmaceuticals Co. has begun to cultivate selected cultivar medicinal plants in the own botanical garden in Zardband, a village located in the North-East of Tehran. Nowadays, the agriculture department of Zardband Co. is one of the most successful complexes in production of medicinal plants in the region under the management of Mr. Mohammad Reza BASTAN.
According to the results obtained from cultivating in the botanical garden, their semi-industrial cultivation take place in a site located in Zagros, in South Western of Iran. Cultivating, producing, processing and monitoring are accomplished in this site. Iran has a wide variety of climatic and soil on which a large range of medicinal plants are grown. Therefore, experiences obtained from cultivating in these sites led to cultivate in various parts of Iran as a large scale, depending on climatic requirements of each particular plants.
The research activities in agriculture department are done with cooperation of Dr. Georges BETTI, who lives in France. For the research of optimal cultivars, we perform screenings in wild populations, afterwards the valorization and in case, domestication of each population could be treated.
In order to ensure appropriate and consistent quality of medicinal plants and their active substances, all practices perform according to the GACP (Good Agricultural and Collection Practices) guideline, which is defining the rules by which the herbal material should be cultivated or collected. Gallery