phytomedicine


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phytomedicine

(fī-tō-med'i-sin),
Herbal-based traditional medical practice that uses various plant materials in modalities considered both preventive and therapeutic.
[phyto- + medicine]

phytomedicine

/phy·to·med·i·cine/ (-med´ĭ-sin)
1. a preparation of a medicinal herb.

herb·al ther·a·py

(ĕr'băl thār'ă-pē)
The use of herbs and other plants for their medicinal qualities.
Synonym(s): phytomedicine, phytotherapy.

phytomedicine (fīˈ·tō·meˑ·di·sin),

n the use of plants, parts of plants, and isolated phytochemicals for the prevention and treatment of various health concerns.

phytomedicine

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In recent years a change of attitude towards complex extracts and mixtures of drugs (multi-target therapies) both in phytomedicine and in modern drug therapy has taken place (Wagner, 2006, 2004).
Williamson is the editor in chief of Phytotherapy Research and an editorial board member of Phytomedicine and the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine.
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In this colorfully-illustrated guide to an "herbal renaissance," an herbalist (Foster) and a National Geographic author/avid gardener (Johnson) present a sampling of 150 healing plants used in Western phytomedicine.
Antibacterial activity of alpha-mangostin against vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE) and synergism with antibiotics," Phytomedicine, 12 (2005).
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Already in 1994 they defined the direction and main aims of Phytomedicine to provide profound scientific background in Herbal Medicinal Products, their reproducible Quality and evidence based therapeutic Efficacy.
The study has been published in the academic journal Phytomedicine.
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