What is phytotherapy (herbal medicine)?

In short, phytotherapy is the science of “treating diseases with medicinal plants”.

Phytotherapy is effective not only in the treatment of diseases, but also in minimizing the side effects of heavy applications such as chemotherapy.

Specialists, clinics, hospitals and laboratories dealing with phytotherapy work on almost every plant.

Among these, especially garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort and reishi mushroom have a large share in food supplements. “Herbal treatment” does not mean “against surgical methods”.

Today, using medicinal plants has become a part of modern medicine.

Medicinal plants are actively used in the treatment of diseases in the Far East and western countries. Today, about 70% of patients consult their doctors about herbal therapy, in many countries doctors recommend herbal supplements by prescription.

For example, 65% of prescriptions written by doctors in Germany consist of Phytotherapy products. In Turkey, this rate is not yet at the desired level. The Ministry of Health has officially accepted Phytotherapy. The Department of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practices affiliated to the Ministry is following the studies.

Medicinal plants give successful results in the treatment of many diseases, but it is not right to use these plants randomly.

Just as an antibiotic cannot be used with the advice of neighbors and friends, so are herbal food supplements.

You should definitely seek the advice of an expert.

Today, plant extracts called extracts are used by using modern technical facilities.

Since these are analyzed in the laboratory, it is also possible to analyze which plant has the desired effects.

For example, if you are going to use the extract of the mint plant, it is not like randomly picking mint and extracting it.

It must be prepared by being analyzed in a laboratory environment.

Extracting medicinal plants means standardizing the active substance to be given.

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