Phytotherapy (Greek phyton: plant; therapeia: care) is one of the oldest medical systems, and includes, for example, the Chinese or Indian Ayurvedic medicine.

The use of plants or plant parts is usually in the form of teas, extracts or alcohol as a drug (dried plant parts).

Also special plant substances are extracted, in which case the effectiveness of these ingredients is mostly scientifically proven.

For example, flavonoids, essential oils and tannins act inflammatory (e.g. incense) or saponins act expectorant, anthraquinones actlaxative.

Plants are frequently used in self-medication (eg. .gargle with sage tea for sore throats, linden in diseases or caraway flatulence). Similarly, herbal supplements for colds are given with only weakly pronounced symptoms, such as in viral infections. Often the phytotherapy is applied in returning infections (chronic sinusitis) and functional disorders (chronic gastritis). In pediatrics it has its proven place as well.

Examples of the "concomitant tumor therapy":

Curcurmin: also called turmeric, in addition to its anti-inflammatory properties has a large spectrum of efficacy in cancer therapy. Among experts it is seen as the most potent herbal anti-cancer agents. Natural Curcurmin protects the normal cells from degradation, preventing the proliferation of tumor cells and blocks the formation of metastases. Also the recovery of the ability of the cell apoptosis is favored by Curcurmin enormously.

Quercetin: is an antioxidant flavonoid phytoestrogen and from the group of polyphenols. It is the most studied main flavonoid in human food, it has a high anti-tumor effect and has very large immunological qualities.

Indole-3-carbinol: indole-3-carbinol is found in broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage; liver detoxification supports estrogen metabolism, protects against hormone-dependent tumors, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, HBV

Bromelain: the enzyme of pineapple significantly strengthens the defenses of monocytes, which destroy the tumor cells.

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