Phytotherapy is the science and art of using medicinal plants to make preparations that prevent, maintain or recover disease. Phytotherapy is indicated for a large number of conditions and should be included in all prescriptions. It is a field medicine rather than a medicine of precise pathology. It is in this sense that it has experienced a revival in recent years, not in public opinion, which has always remained largely faithful to it, but among practitioners.
One of the most serious problems of today's medicine is that, due to lack of time, training and also for legal reasons, conventional doctors tend not to offer their patients natural solutions, which nevertheless offer great hope. We now know that natural compounds can help relieve pain and disease, without danger or side effects, and at a paltry cost when we have the right information.