Phytotherapy is a type of natural medicine that uses plants or extracts of them to treat diseases or states of discomfort. The use of herbs to fight ailments in a natural way dates back to very ancient times when, in populations all over the world, it was the only possible source of cure. To date, phytotherapy is considered an alternative or complementary type of medicine to the classic one, in fact many herbs are contained in the ingredients of classic medicines, but it is not recognized as biomedicine. Plants provide us with useful substances that allow us to derive many beneficial effects: simple phenols, essential oils, alkaloids, polyphenols, etc. which can have bactericidal, fungicidal, laxative, anti-inflammatory properties, etc.

The various phytotherapeutic preparations can be obtained from fresh or dried material using different techniques and solvents. Some products consist of extracts from a single plant, ... continue

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    An aromatic plant with beneficial properties, dill has a fresh aroma very similar to that of fennel.
  • Orange

    In addition to being a fruit very rich in vitamins and able to bring many benefits to our body, orange is also widely used in herbal medicine ... let's see what its principles are
  • Devil's claw

    Discover the characteristics of the devil's claw, how to use it and the properties it contains. Come in and find out with us!
  • Asparagus

    Asparagus is a widely grown vegetable in Italy both in the north and in the south and it is also a plant widely used in herbal medicine for the preparation of different products, let's see which ones and what benefits they bring.
  • Absinthe

    Absinthe is well known for being the favorite alcoholic drink of cursed poets but before being an alcoholic it is above all a plant, well known and appreciated in herbal medicine.
  • Basil

    Basil together with parsley is one of the most cultivated annual aromatic herbs as it is used to prepare sauces such as pesto, and to flavor dishes such as caprese.
  • Eleutherococcus

    Don't you know Eleutherococcus yet? Do you want to learn how to cultivate and care for it? Our guide will provide you with all the necessary information and important advice
  • Helichrysum

    Helichrysum is a flower with a particular conformation and various therapeutic properties. Learn how to use natural remedies to treat minor health problems
  • Horsetail

    Horsetail is a very ancient perennial herbaceous plant widespread throughout almost the entire globe with the exception of Australia and Antarctica. Its origins are very ancient.
  • Fumitory

    Discover with us the properties of the flue, an annual that grows spontaneously in many areas and that contains in itself many beneficial properties for humans
  • Lupine

    Lupine is a legume that fights cholesterol and blood sugar. On this page, you will find out how it is used and what its contraindications are
  • Melissa

    In the field of herbal medicine everyone knows about lemon balm and its countless beneficial properties ... here is an article to deepen your knowledge on this special plant
  • Nuts cola

    Kola nuts have distant origins but today they can also be found in the best supermarkets. It is a variety of walnut with particular effects and properties!
  • Poppy

    The poppy is a flower that grows spontaneously in many meadows and uncultivated fields near houses and roads. Its phytotherapeutic properties are many, let's see them together in detail
  • Potato

    A tuber with an ancient and distant origin, discover with us, on this page of our website, the characteristics and properties of the potato.
  • Pepper

    Today pepper is considered only for its use in cooking but, in the past, it was also widely used in the medical field for the treatment of numerous diseases.
  • Pilosella

    The ability of the pilosella to contribute to the improvement of small problems of the organism allows it to be well known and appreciated by all.
  • Pyrethrum

    To eliminate once and for all the problems related to pests and diseases that affect plants, you can opt for pyrethrum: a natural insecticide
  • Tomato

    Although the tomato is a garden plant known to all as a vegetable, it is also a phytotherapeutic plant with remarkable beneficial qualities and numerous active ingredients ... let's see together which ones
  • Rapunzel

    Rapunzel is a plant with very ancient origins but still used for multiple uses. Learn to use it yourself as a source of vitamins
  • Thyme

    Thyme is a Mediterranean plant used as an aromatic in the kitchen usually to season dishes such as fish and other dishes ... let's see how to cultivate this plant in the best way
  • Elder

    The term elder identifies a particular species of plant belonging to the Capr family
  • Serenoa repens

    Serenoa repens, commonly known as Florida palmetto, is a dwarf palm that grows p
  • Savory

    Savory is a herbaceous plant with stems about 30 centimeters high. It belongs to the family of

continue ..., while others are given by the combination of many plants can be prepared by the pharmacist; it will have happened to you more than once that your GP has prescribed you a certain recipe and the product in question has been prepared directly at the pharmacy in a glass bottle.

It is also good to remember that herbal medicine can help fight diseases such as obesity, too high cholesterol or blood pressure, circulation problems, joint pain or the like, but certainly not a gastric ulcer or angina pectoris, for these serious ailments it would always be better to rely on classical medicine.

Today it is often thought that everything that is vegetable is natural and is good for you. Instead, attention must also be paid to the use of these substances, their side effects and the interaction with traditional medicine drugs; it is well known that some plants can increase the degree of toxicity or reduce the action of the active ingredient of the classic drug and therefore cause very dangerous damage; for example, in the case of difficulty in defecating. In the natural field, there are many products to combat this type of problem which are based on cassia, a medicinal plant that acts effectively against constipation but causing irritation of the colon which, in the long run, could lead to the appearance of cancer. Having said that, it is good to remember that herbal medicine can be very useful against certain ailments, but we must always pay attention to its use, contraindications and any existing pathologies.

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