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What is it?

Phytotherapy comprises the study and use of medicinal plants to treat and/or prevent diseases, used for millennia, is based beyond scientific knowledge on popular knowledge.

What is phytotherapy for?

It is an auxiliary tool in the treatment of many diseases, has advantages because it is easily accessible from some communities and low cost for the use of some medicinal plants.

How does phytotherapy work?

Tinctures, extracts, ointments or capsules whose raw material is any part of the plant that has a known pharmacological effect, giving rise to herbal medicines. In addition, the plant
also be consumed in the form of teas.

When do you need to supplement?

Plants provide phytochemicals, components that can be used in various areas of health. Nevertheless, athletes use natural herbs and phytotherapy to aid in sports performance. Ginseng, caffeine, tribulus terrestris, peruvian stretcher, camellia sinensis or green tea, are commonly used by sportsmen. In addition to use in sports, supplementation with herbal medicines is made for the management of diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, autoimmune diseases and others.


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