"For every illness there is a plant."
fitoterapia is not of certain a young medicine.
man just gone out of the caverns, has exploited what the nature
made him available. It started to use the fruits and plants to
feed and therefore to understand what they served him to feed,
whether to feel better, what they gave him a sense of drunkenness,
those that gave him discomforts or straight the death and
therefore to defend.
of the various civilizations in different epoches are the
expression of this complementary medicine. Through the interest to
return to the nature, the pharmaceutical colossuses, through the
means of communication, you/they have proposed in unchanged way or
almost the medical experiences of the past. There were no king and
emperors that in the time they didn't interest him any medicinal
plants. Chinese, Egyptians, Hebrews, Phoenician, Assyrian.
Christ the team of the Latin bloomed.
the Latin writers that actually bring us to our days Catone, he/she
talks of 120 medicinal plants to the De Re Rustic. Plinio the Old
one, author of Natutalis Historia formed by 37 books, devoted
officinali to the active principles of the plants. The big medical
Ippocrate, neither it listed 200, a great deal dettagliatamente,
so much to actually be made text of it to the Middle Age. The
Chinese attribute the origin of the fitoterapia of it to the to
the emperor Shen Nung 3400 to.C., what the author of the Chinese
herbarium would be, the Pen Tsao Ching, in which 237 prescriptions
are listed. Subsequently, in 1590, a great catalog of medicinal
grasses was published in 52 volumes in which 1094 plants and
recipes are described for 11000 preparations. In 1874, in Egypt,
in the valley of the Kings, the papyrus of going up again Ebers to
1500 was found to. C. On the papyrus you/they were described well
876 recipes erboristiche. The fame of the herbalists Egyptians he/she
was intact for many centuries. The founder of the western
erboristeria, Pedanio Dioscoride, lived in the The century and the
great Greek physician Galeno in Egypt were brought for learning
the art of the recoveries.
Middle Ages, the tradition erboristica was preserved by the monks.
undisputed interest for the medicinal grasses, from everybody,
despite the undisputed successes of the last decades, because?
The medical class, the patients, are not thankful of the big mass
of medicines synthesized by the man. The toxic effects of these
new powerful medicines introduced on the market, don't satisfy
neither him neither the others. Other answer can be that in every
way we owe the most important discoveries to the nature. We think
about so many discoveries, the bends, the only one still in degree
to take care of the malaria. The curaro, one of the most valid
helps in the anesthesia. The morphine, pain-killer. The penicillin,
All these and others owe them to the nature.
concept of medicinal plant
world organization of the health (OMS) in 1981 has specified the
term of medicinal plant, assigning her/it to every vegetable that
contains in one or more than its parts, substances that can be
used for therapeutic purposes, in the form of prepared simple, or,
after having isolated her and you chemically modify, you/they can
belong to pharmaceutical products..
With this definition you/he/she is implicitly wanted to revalue a
whole series of plants, as a rule known, with the expression of
plants her popular medicine, that you/they constituted up to few
ten or I am the base of the medical science, you forget then with
the following advent of the indiscriminate consumerism of the
medicines of synthesis. Without wanting to diminish the undisputed
value of certain modern medicines, the intervention of the OMS has
had the precise understanding to reassign their undisputed
functions to the medicinal plants in determined sectors of the
medicine, above all there where for therapies are asked "bland"
and deprived of drawbacks, that some chemical substances of
synthesis can bring.
the data of the organization of the World Health, published, still
today 2 people on three all over the world it resorts to the
Fitoterapia. The United States, advanced nation 1/4 of the
medicines prescribed by the physicians technologically, contain
principles extracted by the vegetables. Also in Europe, Germany,
uses 70% of the you consume in the European continent. A
relationship of the 1974 of the World Health Organization
recommended that you/he/she had to be extended and to encourage
all over the world the use of the remedies Fitoterapci to the
populations, to be able to give a suitable sanitary assistance.
those that are the millennial techniques, it uses all the
substances present in the plant.
power is in the nature.
Vis sanatrix naturae.
searches, for the effects indesiderati and collateral of the
chemical substances of synthesis, you/he/she has reached the
conclusion that the grasses, in comparison to the medicines I am
more born by the organism. The administration of the medicines
they behave two effects: one positive and one negative. You owes
therefore every time to appraise if the first one is superior to
the second. Using the grasses, a chemical mixture never employs
him. With the fitoterapia the total exploitation of its beneficent
ownerships is had.
recognition of the importance assumed by the fitoterapia, near
various Italian universities, courses of search and specialization
have been founded in fitoterapia, science and technology of the