What is Phytotherapy?

Phytotherapy is a medical practice that use medical plants as preventive or therapeutic approach to treat human diseases. Many molecules produced by plants as secondary metabolites have pharmacological activity, supported by extended scientific literature and clinical trials. So phytotherapy is different from the so called “alternative medicine”.
Plant drugs were used since ancient time, before the development of the modern molecular drugs, and they are able to interfere with the biochemical pathways involved in the phatologies.
The study of natural compound follows the same preclinical and clinical approaches of the medical and scientific research.
Unluckily the wide commercialisation of “herbal based” products without any standardisation or scientifically proved efficacy is the cause of poor functionality of these remedies, which leads to a wrongful opinion about this otherwise powerful cure.

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