Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. The use of medicinal plants dates to approximately 60,000 years ago. Phytotherapy ( use of extracts of natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents) medicines differ from plant-derived medicines in standard pharmacology. Where standard pharmacology isolates an active compound from a given plant, phytotherapy aims to preserve the complexity of substances from a given plant with relatively less processing

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