„For the treatment of each individual disease exists a herb.” says the vernacular. Herbs have been used for millennia to maintain and restore health. The traditional folk medicine of different cultures (e.g. Egypt, China, Japan, India or the Indian cultures) has an inexhaustible wealth of experience in using these wonderful gifts of nature. The systematic scientific research searches for the active substances of the individual plants in order to be able to determine their treatment application possibilities even more accurate. Here, the knowledge of the ancient herbology is often not only confirmed but extended and finally made available to the consumer. Plant extracts of the highest quality and purity are now offered in capsules with a consistent (standardized) content of their bioactive constituents, making the application extremely easy and safe.
The health-promoting plant components, the so-called phytonutrients, work best if they are not isolated (or even artificially produced), but are prepared in a harmoniously balanced whole. Also, the phytonutrients mostly respond simultaneously to different parts of the body, which can hinder their classification. Proven traditional medicinal herbs, especially Asian, are often used for a variety of different disorders. Today, we are sceptical when we hear of such “panaceas”, but the mechanism of action is not as outlandish as it first appears. Namely, what constitutes the comprehensive biological activity of these plant extracts lies in their ability to bring about a vitalization and harmonization of the whole organism which enables the body itself to regenerate the functions of the respectively diseased or weakened organ. Thus, instead of fighting the disorder of the individual organ, by strengthening its self-healing powers, the whole organism is empowered to correct the resulting imbalance that manifests itself in the disorder of the individual organ, and to restore the balance of all body functions is what we call health. Phytonutrients that regulate the whole organism are grouped under the term adaptogens.