Medical Plants

A Sustainable Approach to the Added Value Chain

For the second time, the international symposium is a platform for all our partners, who dedicate their time and effort to cultivation, processing and sustainable utilization of medicinal plants in general. By identifying interdisciplinary synergies, we aim to contribute to solutions of complex challenges within the added value chain.

As in 2017, organizational structure will differ from standard academic conferences enhancing open and transparent exchange between all participants from various areas.

The symposium is addressed to colleagues dealing worldwide with production, processing, trade and distribution, product development, certification, specific application or utilization of medicinal plants. 

Including aspects as chances and risks of a fair collaboration in context with the existing regulatory framework, we plan to focus on the following topics:

  1. About Production: Cultivating, Processing and Promoting
  2. About Trade: Transport and Storage – Regional as International
  3. About Knowledge: from Ethno-Specific and Traditional to Analytically and Medicinally Verified
  4. About Values: Amount, Quality, Price and Sustainability 

Conference languages are English, German, Spanish und Russian. Do you have further requests or suggestions? Our organizational team is looking forward to your mails to



22 – 25 September 2019


Malchow on the island of Poel
Laborkomplex Malchow/Insel Poel
Inselstraße 12
23999 Insel Poel/OT Malchow

How to get there »

Review 2017


Monday, 11 September 2017
08:00 – 08:10 Uhr Pick up from Hotel Bertramshof  
08:30 – 09:00 Uhr Registration  
9:00 – 09:10 Uhr Welcome Wismar University and NPZ  
Subject 1    
09:10 – 09: 30 Uhr Keynote: Sustainable production of high quality medical herbs in the case of Rosmarinus officinalis Wolfram Junghanns, Dr. Junghanns GmbH, Germany
09:30 – 09:45 Uhr Paper: Seed production – A neglected step in the value chain of medicinal plants and niche crops Fred Eickmeyer, ESKUSA GmbH, Germany
09:45 – 10:00 Uhr Paper: Ethnobotany in a small tropical island: An exploration of natural antibiotics Endry Nugroho Prasetyo, ITS-Surabaya, Indonesia
10:00 – 10:15 Uhr Paper: Chances and Challenges in Organic Production of Ayurvedic Plants in North India Harald Seibel, VelaCell UG, Germany
10:15 – 10:35 Uhr Networking break  
10:35 – 10:50 Uhr Paper: Cultivation of medicinal plants in Peruvian amazon Roberto Pezo Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana – Iquitos Peru
10:50 – 11:05 Uhr Paper Videoconference: Introduction of Moringa oliefera as a multipurpose plant in Pakistan: A case study Shahzad M.A. Basra University of Agriculture –Faisalabad Pakistan
11:05 – 12:30 Uhr Panel Discussion Facilitator: Christian Stollberg
Panel members: Endry Nugroho Prasetyo, Harald Seibel, Fred Eickmeyer, Wolfram Junghanns, Axel Brattström
12:30 – 14:00 Uhr Lunch and Group Photo  
Subject 2    
14:00 – 14:20 Uhr Keynote: Anklam Extrakt Transforming the best from nature to value added products for Food and Pharma  
14:20 – 14:35 Uhr Paper: A promising way in the search of Peruvian botanical species as botanical biopesticides for sustainable development and protection of the environment  
14:35 – 14:50 Uhr Paper: Nigella sativa traditionally used by medical complaints  
14:50 – 15:05 Uhr Paper: Obtaining Essential Oil from Schinus Molle L.  
15:05 – 15:20 Uhr Paper: Bioeconomy approach of application of medical plants  
15:20 – 15:35 Uhr Poster Presentations  
15:35 – 15:50 Uhr Networking break  
15:50 – 17:00 Uhr Panel Discussion Facilitator: Thomas Simmet
Panel members: Bernd Bonnländer, Wolfgang Junghanns, Axel Brattström, Christian Stollberg
17:00 Uhr Dinner and Social Event at the beach  
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
08:30 Uhr Pick up from Hotel Bertramshof    
08:50 Uhr Meeting of facilitators    
Subject 3      
9:00 – 09:20 Uhr Keynote: EU-Biocertification and its impact on export & import of medicinal plants Frank Rumpe, Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH, Germany  
09:20 – 09: 35 Uhr Paper: Quality managment within herbal products added value chains (tbc) Torsten Jannsen, Grünstempel, Germany (tbc)  
09:35 – 09:50 Uhr Poster Presentation Michael and Uwe Brose, Sanleaf Europe GmbH, Germany  
09:50 – 11:00 Uhr Panel Discussion Facilitator: Bernd Bonnländer
Panel members: Frank Rumpe, Harald Seibel, Wolfram Junghanns
11:00 – 11:20 Uhr Networking break    
Subject 4      
11:20 – 11:40 Uhr Keynote: From Plants to Drugs - the Tedious Way of Drug Development Thomas Simmet, Institute of Pharmacology of Natural Products and Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Ulm, Germany  
11:40 – 11:55 Uhr Paper: High Altitude, High Value Herbs of Himalaya and their Sustainable Growth Y.K. Sharma, Graduate Ayurvedic College Paprola, India  
11:55 – 12:10 Uhr Paper: Torn between hope, desperation and remedy: Parkinson's disease, patient perspectives and Mucuna pruriens Immo Fiebrig, Coventry University, England  
12:10 – 12:25 Uhr Paper: Ethnomedicinal knowledge and exploitation of medicinal plant resources by local population in Tatev and surrounding villages (Syunik, Armenia) Roman Hovsepyan, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Armenia  
12:25 – 13:45 Uhr Lunch    
13:45 – 15:00 Uhr Panel Discussion Facilitator: Wolfram Junghanns
Panel members: Thomas Simmet, Axel Brattström, Matthias Möhrenschlager (tbc)
15:00 – 15:20 Uhr   Networking break  
Subject 5      
15:20 – 15:40 Uhr Keynote: Market demand, Sustainable Approach and Cultural Differences - A German - Indian Venture, Harald Seibel, VelaCell UG, Germany    
15:40 – 15:55 Uhr Paper: International Experiences in Business -Start Up and Entrepreneurship Hartmut Domröse, Robert-Schmidt-Institute, University of Wismar, Germany  
15:55 – 17:00 Uhr   Panel Discussion Facilitator: Axel Brattström
Panel members: Harald Seibel, Hartmut Domröse, Endry Nugroho Prasetyo
17:00 Uhr Cultural Dinner at the garden    
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
08:30 Uhr Pick up from Hotel Bertramshof
08:30 – 09:30 Uhr Start to Ludwigslust
09:30 – 11:00 Uhr Visit of “Wildfrüchte” Project in Ludwigslust
11:00 – 13:00 Uhr Lunch and leisure Time in Ludwigslust
13:00 – 14:00 Uhr Start to Biohof Medewege
14:00 – 15:30 Uhr Visit of Biohof Medewege
16:00 Uhr Back to Wismar
Thursday, 14 September 2017
09:15 Uhr Pick up from Hotel Bertramshof
09:30 – 10:30 Uhr Start to Bad Doberan
10:30 – 11:30 Uhr Visit Doberaner Münster
11:30 – 12:15 Uhr Drive with “Molli” an old steam locomotive
12:30 Uhr Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Uhr Leisure Time
14:30 – 15:30 Uhr Start to Schwerin
15:30 – 17:30 Uhr Guided Tour in Schwerin
17:30 – 18:30 Uhr Leisure Time
18:30 Uhr Departure to Wismar
19:00 Uhr Arrival at Wismar