Phytotherapy is one of the most ancient sciences on earth.
Today, when there are more and more chemical drugs, when people are increasingly complaining about their side effects, we can say that interest in herbal treatment is reviving. Professional doctors begin to turn to herbal medicine, whose horizons did not go beyond the boundaries of an ordinary pharmacy before.
There are about 500 species of plants in the world, many of them are medicinal.
Plants were used for medicinal purposes even by primitive people, archaeologists find shards of dishes for grinding and boiling medicinal plants. Herbal treatment in the modern sense appeared about 6 thousand years ago, the first records of medicinal plants are found in the most ancient Sumerian written monuments. The secrets of herbal medicine were usually passed down from generation to generation, but a lot was lost in Russia during the Soviet years. People who owned these secrets were branded as dark healers and were not allowed to practice. It is known that herbs have a milder effect on the body than chemical drugs, usually without causing allergies. Why doctors belonging to official medicine turn to herbal medicine, says the head physician of the Nakhodka Medical Center, corresponding member of the International Academy of Sciences of Ecology and Life Safety.
We have seen that in order to treat people, they need to be prescribed a very large amount of medicines. A person simply cannot take the amount of medicine that is required to treat all his illnesses. We were taught that it is necessary to treat not a disease, but a person as a whole, with all his illnesses. But medicinal plants, they have these properties.
Of course, conventional doctors have turned to herbs before.
Pharmacology was engaged in extracts from medicinal plants, this is a galenic production, in all pharmacies a lot of preparations from medicinal plants were sold. Along with this, there was a synthesis of substances that were in medicinal plants. As chemistry developed, naturally, the need to collect medicinal plants was lost, but some preparations in the form of tinctures, powders, potions remained. We have seen that herbal preparations give a more powerful healing effect than individual plants.
The main art of a phytotherapist, is to correctly compose herbal preparations, which in combination affect both the disease and the person as a whole. This art includes a lot, for example, the knowledge of how to properly collect and dry herbs, without losing sight of the ecology of the places where they grow.
oh, not plants from the Far East, for example, although we also use some, and not plants from Africa or Latin America, but our plants, simple ones that grow around, which you can grow in your own garden for your own needs.
How does official medicine treat herbal medicine now? As we heard, and many really know that there were persecutions, it was forbidden to do this, they even called it insultingly, the healer became a word with a negative meaning.
There are no more persecutions now, this is a general trend, that is, freedom.
But many doctors are skeptical about herbal medicine, they simply do not know what it is, and ignorance gives rise to such negativism, completely unjustified. But those doctors who are convinced that medicinal plants help their patients, who were previously treated with drugs, therefore, they even began to refer such patients to us and ask us to include herbs along with traditional methods of treatment. Because sometimes herbs have a milder, enhance, potentiate, as we say in a scientific way, enhance the action of synthetic drugs.