An alarming piece of Harvard University research indicates that even FDA-approves drugs have a roughly twenty percent chance of some kind of serious side effect. Concerns over pharmaceutical side effects have helped feed the growing popularity of phytotherapy, the practice of treating patients with natural treatments derived from plants. Unlike traditional herbal medicine, phytotherapy embraces the use of scientifically-credible controlled clinical trials. Phytoceutical science relies on compounds isolated from plants rather than whole plants, and includes detailed chemical analysis of the compounds involved — elements which are absent from traditional herbal medicine.
- Phytotherapy is a science-based method of using plant molecules to help prevent or treat disease.
- Herbal medicines and phytotherapy both assist with our understanding of how plants work, but phytotherapy delves much deeper into the molecules that do this.
- Phytotherapy is beneficial by being natural, a proven historical track record, toxic free, and do not have a diminishing effect based on usage as non-natural drugs do.
“Take, for example, the study of the Humulus (hops) plant. In Ayurvedic medicine, the plant is used to alleviate symptoms of stress, sleep disorders, high cholesterol and diabetes. Within Ayurvedic or herbal medicine, there’s a general knowledge of the plants uses and benefits.”
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