Medicus currat, natura sanat

(The doctor treats nature heals)

Hippocrates of Kos  

 

Phytotherapy (herbal medicine) is one of the oldest healing methods ever.  

 

Especially in the herbivore horse, this type of therapy is quite successful and practical.

In addition, phytotherapy offers so many variants of preparations and administration possibilities that plant medicine has established itself in the field of horses as a very successful supplementary therapy.  

It is proved that plants were used as remedies even in prehistoric times. Phytotherapy has evolved to this day. All medicines known from medicine have their origin in plant medicine, eg. Aspirin originally originated from the willow bark.

Phytotherapy is used to treat and prevent diseases and disorders. Plants, plant parts and their preparations are used.

Phytotherapy belongs to the natural healing methods.

The main indications include mood disorders, for the single therapy mild to moderate diseases and particularly the chronic diseases like allergies, arthrosis and eczemas. However, phytotherapy is also used for degenerative diseases and geriatric diseases, for the prophylaxis of infection, degenerative and metabolic diseases as well as for after-treatment and convalescence.

The phytotherapy is a wide area, especially since there are not only many different plants but also enormously variable applications such as tincture, ointment, tea, syrup, macerate, infusion, decoctum, cataplasma, extracts or drugs.

Phytotherapy is strongly related to the cause and the constitution, so it must be individually oriented to the particular horse.