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Why modern phytotherapy is more than a promising alternative
Many renowned doctors and experts and patients already rely on herbal medicines. Today, modern phytotherapy is mainly used in the treatment of chronic diseases, in the accompanying pain and cancer therapy as well as in health prevention. More and more doctors and therapists are recognizing modern phytotherapy as a gentle way to health and health maintenance.
What is behind modern phytotherapy?
Modern phytotherapy is considered by experts to be one of the gentle measures to strengthen, regain health in certain areas, but also to prevent possible health challenges. Phytopreparations differ fundamentally from conventional known herbal remedies. Among other reasons, because their composition and influence on health are strictly tested.
Phytotherapy has its origin in the "herbal medicine". This oldest form of the medical accompanying method is at home in almost all cultures. The foundations can be found, for example, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Indian healing doctrine Ayurveda and in Japanese health teachings. Here, the power of plants and their effective components have been used for thousands of years to treat health challenges. In ancient times and in the Middle Ages, the knowledge of herbal medicine has spread to Europe.
The basis of modern phytotherapy is the combination of scientific preparation and ancient knowledge. This new knowledge includes the modes of action of parts of pharmacology, pharmaceutics and toxicology.
The French physician Henri Leclerc (1870 - 1955) coined the term phytotherapy. The "herbal medicine" practiced until then was introduced by him into medical science. Since then it has been possible to isolate the substances contained in medicinal plants in their purest form.
Modern phytotherapy is not an alternative medicine, but should be seen as part of the recognized conventional medicine. It is the science of treating and preventing symptoms and diseases with plants, their extracts and natural products. These herbal medicines are called phytopharmaceuticals and have a special status under pharmaceutical law. Rational phytopharmaceuticals differ decisively from traditional phytopreparations. This is because rational phytopharmaceuticals contain strictly defined quantities of ingredients. Constantly consistent quality and its verification play a major role.
Why is phytotherapy becoming more and more important?
There are about 70,000 known plant species used as medicines worldwide. In herbal medicine, seeds, bark, roots, flowers, fruits and stems are used in a wide variety of forms. Alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, essential oils, mucilages and much more can be produced from them.
Scientific studies have shown that the active ingredients of the whole plant in the totality of a wide variety of substances are often more effective than the pharmacological-chemical isolated pure substances or chemical-synthetically produced drugs. In addition to vitamins and minerals, these plants contain many secondary plant substances that can have an antioxidant effect. This means that they help fight free radicals that cause oxidative stress. This oxidative stress can drive cellular aging. It is also suspected of being involved in triggering unwanted cell growth.
With the supporting measures of phytotherapy, complaints and symptoms of diseases can be alleviated. But it can also be active prevention in certain areas.
What to look for in phytopreparations?
According to many experts, herbal medicines can be the gentle way to better health. Nevertheless, side effects can occur now and then.
- For example, certain phytopharmaceuticals may cause allergic reactions or interact with other medications. Many people tolerate phytopharmaceuticals better than conventional drugs.
- If they are used under the wrong conditions or without exact dosage, they may even have organ-damaging or toxic effects.
- Herbal medicines also have package inserts. They must be read carefully and followed. Particular caution is required in phytotherapy, especially for pregnant women, babies, young children and allergy sufferers.
- If nausea, vomiting or similar symptoms occur, the phytomedicine must be discontinued immediately.
Herbal medicines should therefore also not be bought indiscriminately, for example, in supermarkets, drugstores or others, but only from experts. This means, get necessarily the medical-professional advice of your doctor! When choosing your preparations, be sure to look for strictly tested quality! It guarantees you consistent and high quality ingredients! Rational phytopharmaceuticals are also confirmed by pharmacological and clinical studies.
What are the benefits of using phytotherapy?
Of course, side effects may occur in modern phytotherapy. However, taken as a whole, these are not as relevant and severe as with high-dose chemical-synthetic drugs.
- Symptoms, complaints, but also medical challenges can be well alleviated or even significantly reduced with herbal agents.
- Many people tolerate the phytopharmaceuticals better than conventional drugs.
- The benefit from the application is often much greater for patients than the risk of undesirable side effects. Today, phytotherapeutics are therefore also often used as adjuncts in special therapies.
- Increasingly popular are phytotherapeutics in the treatment of chronic diseases, for support during menopause in women. But they are also used for prevention and prevention of uncontrolled tissue growth and cardiovascular diseases.
- There are numerous studies that confirm the positive influence that high-quality preparations from plant substances can have on holistic health. In addition, a targeted application of phytotherapy can also lead to a saving of medication, if necessary.
- Especially in the prevention and treatment of hormone-related health challenges, high-quality herbal preparations offer good support. Due to the effects on local cell health as well as the local immune system, much can be done for the health of e.g. breast, uterus and ovaries.
Why is phytotherapy becoming more and more popular among doctors, therapists and patients?
Phytotherapy can therefore use considerably more than the knowledge of herbal medicine that has been applied for decades. That is why modern phytotherapy has become more and more a focus of medical interest in recent years. Basically, when using phytotherapeutic measures, one should be prepared for a time-relevant duration of treatment. This is because many of the phytotherapeutic medicines support the self-healing powers. These are activated by various mechanisms. They can thus have a long-term and lasting positive influence on the holistic health of a person.
A significant advantage of modern phytotherapy lies in its breadth of application. This is because with the help of the effective power of plants, all four pillars of treatment success, such as
1.) the inhibition of unwanted cell growth.
2.) the anti-inflammatory
3.) the antioxidation
4.) the restoration of the immune system
You can find out more about the proven four-pillar model here. here.
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