Descriptor English: Phytotherapy
Descriptor Spanish: Fitoterapia
Descriptor fitoterapia
Entry term(s) terapia herbaria
Scope note: Empleo de plantas o hierbas para tratar enfermedades o para aliviar dolores, constituyendo una terapia caracterizada por el uso de plantas medicinales en sus diferentes preparaciones farmacéuticas, sin el uso de principios activos aislados, aunque sean de origen vegetal. (Traducción libre de: Politica Nacional de Plantas Medicinais e Fitoterápicos Brasil:
Descriptor Portuguese: Fitoterapia
Descriptor French: Phytothérapie
Entry term(s): Herb Therapy
Herbal Therapy
Tree number(s): E02.190.755
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Use of plants or herbs to treat diseases or to alleviate pain.
Annotation: coordinate IM with disease / drug ther (IM) + specific plant (IM) + PLANT PREPARATIONS or specifics / ther use (IM or NIM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see MEDICINE, HERBAL 1981-2001, see HERBALISM 1963-1980
History Note: 2002(1963)
Entry Version: PHYTOTHER
Related: Drugs, Chinese Herbal MeSH
Ethnobotany MeSH
Ethnopharmacology MeSH
Flower Essences MeSH
Pharmacognosy MeSH
Plant Extracts MeSH
Plants, Medicinal MeSH
DeCS ID: 8682
Unique ID: D008517
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Phytotherapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0013261
Scope note Use of plants or herbs to treat diseases or to alleviate pain.
Preferred term Phytotherapy
Entry term(s) Herb Therapy
Herbal Therapy

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