Phytotherapy is the science of using herbal products as nutritional supplementation. It therefore covers everything from plants with powerful actions to those with very gentle action, such as chamomile, mint, and many others. The term "Phytotherapy" was introduced by the French physician Henri Leclerc (1870-1955). He had published numerous essays on the use of plants and he summed up his lifetime experience in Precis de Phytotherapie, a concise work that has since become a classic. Herbs have come a long way since the days of ancient 'herbalism.' The study of the use of plants is now a scientific subject. Knowledge of plants and their uses has been recorded since Biblical times. In fact, most of today's pharmaceutical products are synthetic chemicals which were originally herbal extracts. The term phytotherapy has come to be internationally accepted for herbal nutrition being clear and unmistakable. Phytochemists, pharmacists and pharmacologists are trained to consider the properties and actions of isolated medicinal principles traditionally referred to as 'pharmaca.' It was logical for them to refer to a plant constituent as a phytopharmacon. The terms 'phytotherapeutic agent' and 'phytopharmacon' therefore mean the same, simply taking another point of view. It must also be stressed that phytotherapy is not homeopathy . Homeopathy makes use of plant materials in fundamentally different ways from those of phytotherapy. The latter has taken some ideas from homeopathy, particularly since that discipline has traditionally made use of a whole number of plants which are not generally in medical use. References Vanaclocha, B.; Cañigueral, S. 2003. Fitoterapia: vademécum de prescripción. Elsevier España Berdonces, JL. 1998. Gran enciclopedia de las plantas medicinales: el Dioscórides del tercer milenio. Tikal Ediciones Castillo, E.; Martínez, I. 2007. Manual de fitoterapia. Elsevier Doyma. Pío Font Quer. 2002. Dioscórides renovado. Editorial Labor. Leclerc, H. 1973. Précis de Phytothérapie: essai de therapeutique par les plantes francaises - 5e ed.2e tirage. Masson If you would like additional information regarding our services or to request an appointment, you can contact us by phone (952 80 53 68) or by email .
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Phytotherapy is the science of using herbal products as nutritional supplementation. It therefore covers everything from plants with powerful actions to those with very gentle action, such as chamomile, mint, and many others. The term "Phytotherapy" was introduced by the French physician Henri Leclerc (1870-1955). He had published numerous essays on the use of plants and he summed up his lifetime experience in Precis de Phytotherapie, a concise work that has since become a classic. Herbs have come a long way since the days of ancient 'herbalism.' The study of the use of plants is now a scientific subject. Knowledge of plants and their uses has been recorded since Biblical times. In fact, most of today's pharmaceutical products are synthetic chemicals which were originally herbal extracts. The term phytotherapy has come to be internationally accepted for herbal nutrition being clear and unmistakable. Phytochemists, pharmacists and pharmacologists are trained to consider the properties and actions of isolated medicinal principles traditionally referred to as 'pharmaca.' It was logical for them to refer to a plant constituent as a phytopharmacon. The terms 'phytotherapeutic agent' and 'phytopharmacon' therefore mean the same, simply taking another point of view. It must also be stressed that phytotherapy is not homeopathy . Homeopathy makes use of plant materials in fundamentally different ways from those of phytotherapy. The latter has taken some ideas from homeopathy, particularly since that discipline has traditionally made use of a whole number of plants which are not generally in medical use. References Vanaclocha, B.; Cañigueral, S. 2003. Fitoterapia: vademécum de prescripción. Elsevier España Berdonces, JL. 1998. Gran enciclopedia de las plantas medicinales: el Dioscórides del tercer milenio. Tikal Ediciones Castillo, E.; Martínez, I. 2007. Manual de fitoterapia. Elsevier Doyma. Pío Font Quer. 2002. Dioscórides renovado. Editorial Labor. Leclerc, H. 1973. Précis de Phytothérapie: essai de therapeutique par les plantes francaises - 5e ed.2e tirage. Masson If you would like additional information regarding our services or to request an appointment, you can contact us by phone (952 80 53 68) or by email .
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