The Benefits of Phytotherapy
Herbal medicine has existed for as long as the human being, more commonly called Phytotherapy. It is by consuming them that we have found therapeutic virtues in certain plants. The herbarium medicinal has diversified and clarified over time and consumption patterns have multiplied. Plants still heal the human being.
A great advantage: the near absence of side effects. Not that these plants are harmless.
In fact, you may be practicing phytotherapy without knowing it: Herbal teas for sleeping better, red vine against water retention, cranberry for infections Urinary tract infections.
More and more people are enjoying alternative natural medicine: "What is Phytotherapy? What are its virtues?"
- Herbal medicine is a term that refers to the use of plants and plants to treat and combat certain ailments.
- The word associates two Greek roots, "phytos" meaning plant and "therapeia" meaning care.
- Fruits, roots, plants and other natural substances have long been known for their nutritional properties and their many health benefits.
- The first written trace of Phytotherapy dates from 3000 years before Jesus Christ.
- Herbal medicine is ideal for fighting fatigue, sleep problems, stress, poor blood circulation etc ...
- Phytotherapy allows to act naturally without suffering side effects!
- You should choose the right plant for the right illness and preferably consult a Phytotherapist
The positive points:
- Biological and natural: The body is not intoxicated by chemistry.
- Less expensive
- The same plant can cure several diseases.
The different forms of Phytotherapy:
- Herbal Teas / Infusions
- Plant Powder Capsules
- Mother tincture
- Plant Bath
- Massage oils
- Bach Flowers
The use of essential oils is a special discipline.
History of Phytotherapy
Phytotherapy is a legacy that extends to all continents and to all peoples.
In Australia, Aboriginal people have more than 60,000 years of experience in the plant world and have discovered therapeutic treasures such as the use of eucalyptus or the tea tree now used all over the world.
In India, 5000 years before our era, long before Ayurveda - the science of longevity - appeared, plants were used for ritual, magic, aesthetic and therapeutic purposes.
China tells us its knowledge and its exploits of the use of the power of plants, rich with more than 5500 preparations with a majority vegetable.
Egypt possessed a great knowledge inscribed on Papyrus dating from the 15th century. J-C. Which already had 700 plants.
Still Africa with its peoples of the tropical, semi-arid and desert regions, who, like the Australian Aborigines, have been able to benefit and benefit from the flora.
The discovery of America reveals the fabulous heritage of indigenous peoples, and their knowledge of plants and their uses is still known.
In Europe, men like Hippocrates -460-377 BC. J-C.- or Aristotle and many others have transmitted to us their knowledge in Phytotherapy.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) in turn initiated a new era in the world of medicine with his discovery of infectious agents.
In 1930 about 90% of the care was still carried out by plants.
A sample application, St. John's Wort
Against mild depression, take plants!
St. John's wort is a plant known for its anti-depressing virtues. It is now a recognized treatment against the states of minor depression.
Many studies have sought to successfully test the reputation of St. John's wort. Similar efficacy has been found between St. John's wort and antidepressants but with fewer side effects. St. John's wort is recommended only for mild depression and does not cure any problems.
Other applications on our blog.