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Therapy which uses plants and their parts to prevent and treat illness

Phytotherapy is one of the oldest known ways of treating illness. It uses the leaves, flowers, fruit, bark and roots of medicinal and therapeutic plants. These are most commonly used in herbal teas, but may also be processed into tablets, creams or tinctures, for example.

Phytotherapy is an important part of naturopathy and Chinese medicine.

Aim: to treat minor illnesses, affective disorders such as anxiety, colds, and skin complaints