phytotherapy


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phytotherapy

(ˌfaɪtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) the use of plants and plant products for medicinal purposes

phytotherapy

From the Greek “phyton” meaning “plant” and therapeuein” meaning “to take care of, to heal,” this is the term used to describe medical herbalism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phytotherapy - the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)phytotherapy - the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
Translations

phy·to·ther·a·py

n. tratamiento basado en sustancias vegetales.
References in periodicals archive ?
Major clinical uses in modern phytotherapy (herbal medicine) focus on its anti-inflammatory effects in the treatment of joint diseases and back pain.
Contract awarded for Phytotherapy Material For Workshop
Gurib-Fakim is currently director of the Mauritius-headquartered Centre for Phytotherapy Research (CEPHYR), which carries out research on plants for use in cosmetics, nutrition and therapy.
Jonathan Treasure holds a Masters degree in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University alongside qualifications in herbal medicine from the UK School of Phytotherapy.
The coincidence of the 25th anOniversary of the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP) with the 25th anniversary of the Schweizerische Medizinische Gesellschaft fur Phytotherapie (SMGP) underlines the important movements in phytotherapy in the late 1980s.
If a doctor worked years abroad and learns some medical procedures that are practiced and popular, this does not mean that when he returns to his country he is entitled to practice what he learnt -- to use leeches, phytotherapy, aromatherapy etc," he said.
MartinSaravia hosted the book launch of 'Sacred Remedies - Ayurveda, Unani & Phytotherapy Cures for Common Ailments' by Vaidya (Dr.
The second edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, published in 2013, offers practitioners extensively updated and relevant clinical data regarding the use of herbal remedies.
The second edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy has been extensively revised and updated, includes thousands of relevant references and is significantly larger than the now thirteen year old first edition.
But a clinical study, published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, showed that the supplement Pycnogenol, an antioxidant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, could reduce these symptoms.
The effect of Modified Citrus Pectin on urinary excretion of toxic elements," Phytotherapy Research, 11 July 2006.
Phytotherapy offers a potential therapeutic modality for the treatment of many differing conditions involving cytokines.