Characterizing Golden (Rhodiola rosea) is known in folk medicine for over 400 years. Studies have revealed its stimulating, antisepticheskoe properties, the ability to enhance the body’s resistance to adverse influences. It grows in Alpine, subalpine zones. Altai carefully concealed places of growth of this plant. They have a saying: “those who will find the Golden root, will be until the end of his days lucky and healthy, will live two centuries”. Still preserved the custom of giving a wedding groom Golden root and maral horn – “in order to multiply your race”.
Red root (Hedysarum forgotten) – a plant with a high content of tannins. It grows mainly in the subalpine and Alpine meadows. In folk medicine it is used as digestive, haemostatic, restorative, tonic. Mostly used the roots of the plants. According to legend, when they came to Altai old believers in belovodiya, dark forces sent upon them pestilence and sickness. Came to the Master of the mountains – a big brown bear and became a huge herbal shrub with succulent leaves and a red root. So he saved people, and they say that the bravest of them reached Belovodie, and those who have not enough forces, had settled in the Altai.
Maral root (leuzea carthamoides). It gave nazvaniyami came to Altai old believers. They noticed that in the autumn, before the rut, red deer hooves dig and eat the roots of this plant. In folk medicine used as a stimulant with loss of strength, it removes fatigue, improves circulation, normalizes blood pressure.
Bergenia has astringent, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties, lowers the pressure. Local residents often used Badan as a natural “clean” substitute for tea. About bergenia leaves the believers they say: “Christ’s Blood is coagulated, the sacred plant it.”