Phytotherapy – the nature of health
Phytotherapy is a method of treating and preventing disease by using of medicinal plants or their parts (flowers, leaves, roots), the use of ingredients (essential oils, extracts and other isolates) and finished products (teas, tinctures, ointments, capsules).
This term was first introduced in medicine by the French physician Henri Leclerc, instead of the name “herbal remedies.” Phytotherapy is the first form of medicine known to man, history dating back before recorded history.
For centuries it was the only way of healing and pain relief.
modern herbal medicine is part of alternative medicine, but also of scientific medicine and the basis for prevention and care of various diseases or ailments.
Advantages of herbal medicines are not addictive and restore the natural balance, body maintain vital and prepared, and especially useful as a preventative.
Currently the cultivation of medicinal plants is preferred without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, in order to avoid harmful effects.
Herbs are used in various dosage forms such as water extract of medicinal herbs (infusion), ethanol extract (drops of tincture), syrups, tablets and capsules.
Plants contain a number of different substances, depending on numerous factors such as soil in which they grow in which season is collected, air, etc ..
The proportion of chemicals active depends not only these factors but the drying process and the type of solvent during extraction, because the concentration of the active ingredient can be changed.
This is why medicine often refuses to use herbs as medicines.
The application of herbal medicine to be patient because the effects and long-term results. However, herbal medicines can not cure all diseases.
With our body, we bring valuable substances (minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, enzymes) that strengthen and make more durable body, improves metabolic processes and removes toxins from the body.
If used correctly, have almost no side effects. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using and not using drugs themselves.