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(2009; 5 pages)
Herbal medicines are also known as herbal remedies, herbal medicinal products, phytopharmaceuticals, phytotherapeutic agents and phytomedicines. Herbal medicines represent a vast array of therapies with proven benefits for the prevention and cure of different ailments. Nowadays, herbal medicines are being used along with modern medicine in many countries and this combination is playing an important role in health care. The increase in the popularity of herbal remedies is due to increase in the cost of treatment with modern medicine, fear of side effects of modern drugs and appreciation of natural remedies, which represent the alternative healthcare movement.