From ancient times until today, craft healing human suffering could not part with medicinal plants. Until a century ago, almost all the 'cures' used by humans were of plant origin. Gradually science is useful separately and not in medical knowledge and human civilization populare.Vechile brought each contribution to the knowledge and use of a growing number of medicinal plants. Many ancient and medieval scholars have known and recorded in their writings medicinal qualities and uses of many plants. Nowadays, the world, about half are based pharmaceuticals or herbal active ingredients in their composition extracted from plants (alkaloids, glycosides, volatile oils, etc..) Is used to treat serious diseases of the heart, stomach etc.. Add to this the products used to prepare teas and various industries (food, perfume, cosmetics). It is estimated that on a global scale, are used today in popular phytotherapy about 20,000 species of medicinal and aromatic plants, of which the most used are about 300 plants.
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