Scientific articles on herbal medicine:
Biochemistry of herbal medicine
Theoretical foundations of herbal medicine
Phytotherapy in the system of medical knowledge
Phytotherapy - is a type of treatment that uses plants as medicines. Many plants synthesize substances that are useful for maintaining the health of humans and animals. These include aromatic substances, most of which are phenols and their oxygen-substituting derivatives such as tannins.
Many substances are secondary metabolites, of which at least 12,000 are isolated - an estimated number of less than 10% of the total. In many cases, these substances (in particular, alkaloids) act as plant defense mechanisms against microorganisms, insects and herbivores. Many herbs and spices used by humans to season food contain beneficial medical compounds.
A bit of history
The terms "Phyto therapy (herbal medicine)" and "phyto remedies (herbal remedies)" were first introduced into circulation by the French physician Henri Leclerc (1870-1955). According to the definition, phyto remedies are medicinal products obtained exclusively from plant materials, herbs, whole plant or its extract and used for treatment. About 500 types of medicinal herbs are used for manufacturing products.
The main pharmacological properties of herbs and especially their combinations is that they are able to reduce the volume and severity of damage to various organs and tissues and in general - to increase the body's resistance to harmful environment.
At the same time, one should remember, that many medicinal plants are poisonous in certain dosages; therefore, they cannot be used without restrictions and medical supervision.
Tradition and modern time
Researchers have found that people of the ancient world used about 21,000 types of herbs. At the earliest stages of human development, herbs were not only a source of nutrition for people, but also a means of treating diseases in folk medicine.
The richest traditions of herbal medicine have developed in Altai. This was largely due to the region’s unique climate, which is extremely favorable for plant growth. Some local medicinal herbs, such as the red brush, are endemic, and they grow only in the Altai territory.
Today, the traditions of Altai herbalists are preserved not only by local healers. By combining the knowledge of folk healers accumulated over the centuries, a scientific approach and the latest technological achievements, the Altai born company "Evalar" creates its natural products.
Evalar has over 250 products (SKUs) – food supplements and medicines, made exclusively from natural plant raw materials and minerals.