What is herbal medicine?
Phytotherapy (from the Greek phyton - plant and therapeia - treatment) - treatment with plants. Herbal medicine treats diseases with medicinal plants or their parts in a fresh, dried state or in the form of juices, syrups and tinctures. The main art of a phytotherapist is to know how and when to correctly collect, dry herbs, and make up healing fees from them, as well as what biologically active substances and with what properties (antioxidants, antiseptics, etc.) are contained in the plant.
Features of herbal medicine
Herbal treatment gives antibacterial, antiviral, antiallergic, diuretic effects, relieves pain and affects the immune system.
This type of therapy is distinguished by three factors:
applied orally or externally;
has a mild and cumulative effect on the body;
takes time for the result (from several months to several years).
Most often, herbal medicine is used to treat chronic diseases of the systems:
as well as skin.