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Prehistoric finds testify the use of plants by the side of man for his wellness. Also in the great culture of the past (Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China) the use of herbs, oils and perfumes was very popular.

Shen Nung

Chinese people represents one of the civilizations that mostly has recoursed to the use of the plants and that has devoted a depth study to them.
Indeed, the ancient Chinese herbarium Pen Ts'ao Ching (" The classical of the medicinal herbs" also known as Shen Nung, or rather "Medical Subject"), attributed to emperor Shen-Nung and dated to 5000 years ago, it collects the description of several officinal plants and over 200 herbal prescriptions, some of them also based on ephedra, rhubarb and opium poppy.
In more recent times, at the end of the XVI century, Li Shizhen (considered the greatest Chinese naturalist and also says "the Chinese Hippocrates") published a work of 52 volumes, the Pen Ts'ao Kang Mu ("Catalog of the medicinal herbs" or "Great Pharmacopoeia" or "Great herbarium"), including 1094 medicinal plants and around 11.000 herbal compositions.


The Greeks acquired a lot of knowledge from Egyptian and Middle-Eastern people, especially through Alexandrine School. Illustrious figures attended to Healthy Herbal Medicine: Phytagoras, Hippocrates (which elaborated again the vision of 'terrestrial'), Theophrastus and Dioscorides of Anazarbus, Roman empire pharmacologist, which in the I sec. B.C. wrote the Medical De Materia, a treatise where are classified the medicinal treatments then known and over 600 officinal plants, some of which still used.
Romans have inherited knowledge from Greek, Etruscan and Gallic people. In herbal physician field, we have mention: Cato, Pliny the Elder, Andromachus (inventor of the famous Theriaca) and Galen with his own Galenic formulations some of them still prepared today by pharmacist.
When the Arabs arrived in Europe, connection with Oriental Medicines was restored, with Indian Ayurvedic one especially. And it just was through junction among Greek, Arab and Jewish tradition that "Schola Medica Salernitana" was born in the 9th century.


The Healty Erbal Medicine is a discipline with a rich tradition, inside which were born others important knowledge as Phytotherapy and Modern Medicine..


It treats of study and use of medicinal plants, which are considered "myths" non-specific prevention and in preservation of individual health state like so intended according to WHO (World Health Organization) definition: no merely a negation of illness state, but a positive and complete wellness(physical, psychic and social).

The salutistic used instrument is the medicinal plant (or a certain part suggested as more active: the drug), both subform of food (Phytoalimurgia) and as remedy/medicine to feed extemporarily (usually through/subform of herbal tea or, more rarely, in special form of liquid or solid extract).

Herbal Medicine and Phytotherapy - what are they ?

The "Herbal Medicine" term (appeared in early time of 20th century, derived from French, and in turn from Latin "herba": bud, herbaceous plant) points out the whole of connected activities to the use of the plants with medicinal action.
In wider sense Herbal Medicine deals with study, harvest, preservations and use of officinal plants.
It has very ancient origins that underline the depth energetic bond between man and nature.

The Phytotherapy implicates the care through medicinal plants containing known active principles and whose action mechanism has been studied according to pharmacological classical criterions. The phytocomplex is a part of plant, or the plant in full, containing a collection of active principles.