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Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine)

Herbal Medicine or Phytotherapy refers to the medicinal use and study of plants or plant extracts for their therapeutic effects. The practice of herbal medicine is based on scientific and observational knowledge of the medicinal properties of plants and their specific effects on the various systems of the body. Medicinal plants are used to stimulate the innate healing response of the body, so that health and balance can be regained. Phytotherapy offers a safe, gentle, and patient-specific approach to health and well-being, and it supports a healthy function of the body. The use medicinal plants is one of the earliest forms of healing and is still being practiced and perfected by cultures worldwide. As the basis for pharmaceutical drugs modern medicine makes use of many plant-derived compounds.