Medicinal plant

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Medicinal plant

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A medicinal plant (or medicinal plant) is defined as a plant that can be used to treat disease because of its content of active ingredients. The term is not very sharply defined and includes "medicinal plants" used in folk medicine as well as those whose extracts have received positive monographs from the various commissions as official phytotherapeutics (see below phytotherapy, regulation of medicinal products).

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Phytotherapy, drug regulation;


Last updated on: 29.10.2020