As times have changed, phytotherapy became an alternative medicine that would be complementary to the classic way to understand treatments. Plants give us many healthy useful essences which have germicide, fungicide, laxative and anti-inflammatory functions. Phytotherapy helps fighting against obesity, high cholesterol level and high blood pressure. In this section you will find data sheet concerning the most diffused, known and used essences in phytotherapy, their main characteristics, their different uses, the counter indications when overdosing their use. Today though is that everything obtained from plants is natural, genuine and healthy. Actually, it should be noted that it is not so true: it should pay attention using these essences because of their counter effects, above all when assumed together with drugs from the traditional medicine. That’s why it is a good thing to know properties and characteristics of the most diffused herbs used in phytotherapy. Here we will talk, ... continua
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, among others, about balm a perennial plant used as an infusion to relax because of its action on the central nervous system. Pepper even if its use is ordinary in cooking, piperine it has inside make it useful in phytotherapy too as an anti-inflammatory remedy (for gastrointestinal diseases or neuralgias). Angelica is a herbal perennial plant from whose roots the essential oil is extracted. Its uses concern antispasmodic, carminative, anti-dyspeptic and tonic activity to treat dyspepsia, anorexia, dysmenorrhoea. Cinnamon is a spice whose use is variegated. First of all its action is useful to contrast fats and diminish insulin, then has an antioxidant and antifungal action. We can call phytotherapy the very beginning of medicine. Since the ancient times herbs and plants properties were the healthiest way to treat diseases but even good remedy to perfume and purify ambient. XVI Century herbalists suggested to immerge angelica’s roots into vinegar and smell its vapours to avoid plague contagion. Ginseng in the Chinese tradition is a youth elixir, a mandrake, a real panacea. Liquorice was the Napoleon stomach-ache remedy before he went into battles and pieces of liquorice were found in the Tutankhamen grave goods.