What is Phytotherapy?

What is Phytotherapy?

In Phytotherapy, practitioners may use a variety of plant materials including roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds, as well as extracts and tinctures made from these materials. The plants used in phytotherapy are chosen for their specific therapeutic properties and are often combined in formulations to address specific health concerns. 

Phytotherapy has a long history of use in traditional medicine systems around the world and is still widely used today as an alternative or complementary treatment for a variety of health conditions. Three of the most common, and beneficial, herbs are matcha, artichoke, and thyme.

About Matcha

Matcha green tea is unique in the sense that it is made from the entire tea leaf, and with this, it is grinded into a fine powder to mix with water to create a concentrated drink. It’s also known to be rich in antioxidants, particularly ones called catechins. These catechins are known to have anti-inflammatory properties that could potentially decrease the risk of some cancers such as breast cancer, esophagus cancer, prostate cancer, etc. 

Along with these properties, Matcha is also known to be beneficial for other health conditions:

  1. Reduces Risk of Heart Disease: The catechins in matcha may help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels which are both factors of heart disease)

  2. Boosts Brain Function: The caffeine and theanine, an amino acid, found in matcha help to improve alertness, memory, and focus.

  3. Reduces Stress and Improves Mood: Theanine has been proved to have a calming effect and is known to reduce stress, improve mood, and improve sleep.

  4. Promotes Weight Loss: The catechins in matcha help to increase metabolism and fat oxidation, contributing to weight loss. 

  5. Supports Immune Function: The antioxidants help to boost the immune system and protect against infections and bacteria. 

About Artichoke

Artichoke Tea is a beverage that is made using dried leaves, flowers, and stems from the artichoke plant. The dosage and duration of use varies depending on age, health status, and many other factors. Artichoke tea is believed to have a number of health benefits including:

  1. Improves Digestion: Artichokes tea stimulates the production of bile, which helps break down fats in the digestive system, causing the reduction of bloating, gas, and other digestive discomforts.

  2. Lowering Cholesterol: This tea helps the inhibition of cholesterol production in the liver.

  3. Reduces Inflammation: Artichoke is high in antioxidants, more specifically quercetin and rutin, which reduce inflammation in the body.

  4. Supports Liver Health: This tea has been traditionally used to support liver health and helps protect the liver from damage caused by toxins and other harmful substances.

  5. Improves Heart Health: Artichoke helps to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow which supports heart health.

About Thyme

Thyme tea is a beverage created from the leaves and flowers of the thyme plant. It contains multiple antioxidants, essential oils, minerals, vitamins, and various other compounds that are believed to have multiple health benefits. Thyme tea is used as a natural remedy for the following health concerns:

  1. Cough and Cold Symptoms: Thyme tea is often used as a natural remedy for coughs, colds, and other respiratory infections. Because it contains antimicrobial and expectorant properties, one of its main benefits is reducing congestion from the respiratory system.

  2. Digestive Issues: This tea helps stimulate digestion and reduce bloating, gas, and other discomforts. It also contains mild diuretic properties, flushing excess toxins and water from the body.

  3. Skin Issues: Thyme tea has astringent properties, meaning it helps reduce inflammation from the skin and tighten it.It also is known to help acne and other skin conditions.

  4. Stress and Anxiety: Thyme has a calming and relaxing effect, which helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

  5. Insomnia: Most people use thyme as a natural sleep aid due to its relaxing effects.


Overall, phytotherapy is one of the most underrated branches of natural and alternative medicines. There are many different herbal remedies that can help a variety of health issues and underlying concerns. While this is the case, it is always important with any supplement to speak to your provider before considering phytotherapy.

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