Of 500 thousand species of plants known to science, only 300 are included in the modern atlas of medicinal plants, and it is established that the healing properties have a much larger number of species – about 21 thousand.
Phytotherapy can be used as an independent treatment method (but supervised by a physician) and is also used in complex treatment. For example, this method may prove effective in diseases of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, bladder, kidneys, visual organs, skin, nasopharyngeal,
etc. medicinal herbs” in phytotherapy implies not only herbaceous plants. It can be flowers, buds and bark of trees, fruits, seeds, tubers and rhizomes, any bulbs. All these drugs are collected in a certain period – at a time of year when the amount of nutrients reaches the maximum level.
Medicinal plants can be used both inward and externally. Use them in the form of: freshly squeezed juice, decoctions, infusions, and also powder from dried herbs. For outdoor use medicinal plants are used in the form of prims and compresses, wraps and rubbing, enema. Phytotherapy can be performed while taking a bath and going to the bath.
Phytotherapy is often used as a supplement to chemical drugs. This is due to the mild effect of plants that have such properties as biliary, soothing, spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, etc. Biological activity of herbs is due to the presence of certain substances, their quantity or domination.$