Cercetător ştiințific III dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
The present study, based on the information provided by performers from Oltenia, resulted after the personal field research, endeavours the analysis of the therapeutic result of the phytotherapeutic products, in the prophylaxis and the healing of the pathological processes.
In the first part, it was emphasised the use of the medicinal plants in phytotherapy, since ancient times. There was as well revealed the constant preoccupation of our ancestors for health preservation with the help of medicinal species of plants. The man of all the times has known the healing properties of the plants and used them traditionally as teas, cataplasms, tinctures, syrups, local baths, general baths, ointments or other therapeutic products. The reason for resorting to the magical-empirical medicine was the belief that it promoted a healthy living.
In the investigation part, there were exemplified few natural products, resulted from vegetal sources that contain active components with a wide variety of biological uses, having antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties and being used by the local people of Oltenia for keeping themselves healthy, for preventing and treating the diverse conditions. Nowadays, in the researched area, the phytotherapeutic products have gained considerable popularity, being used frequently in preserving a good health.
illnesses, cures, healer, Oltenia, phytotherapeuthic products, healing