SINCE 2004, US AND EUROPEAN HEALTH AUTHORITIES1,2 ALLOW DRUGS TO BE MADE FROM FULL PLANT EXTRACTS (I.E. TOTUM). THESE ARE CALLED BOTANICAL DRUGS OR HERBAL MEDICINES.

BOTANICAL DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH PHYTOTHERAPY, OR HOMEOPATHY, OR SUPPLEMENTS.

THEY ARE ACTUAL DRUGS LIKE ANY OTHER.
WHEN MADE FROM PLANTS KNOWN TO BE SAFE FOR HUMAN USE, BOTANICAL DRUGS ARE INCOMPARABLY SAFER, ESPECIALLY FOR LONG TERM USE, THAN SYNTHETIC DRUGS WHICH LONG TERM TOXICITY IS GENERALLY UNKNOWN.

BOTANICAL DRUGS CAN BE AUTHORIZED ONLY IF THEY PROVE THEIR EFFICACY THROUGH MANDATORY CLINICAL TRIALS, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DRUG.
CHRONIC DISEASES CAN BE COMPLEX AND MULTIFACTORIAL.

SINCE BOTANICAL DRUGS CONTAIN MULTIPLE NATURALLY-OCCURRING MOLECULES, THEY PROVIDE COMBINATION THERAPIES WHICH CAN TARGET SIMULTANEOUSLY THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS, CONTRARY TO SYNTHETIC DRUGS WHICH CONTAIN ONE SINGLE MOLECULE ONLY.
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(1) https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/center-drug-evaluation-and-research-cder/what-botanical-drug
(2) https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/herbal-medicinal-products
(3) https://www.swissmedic.ch/swissmedic/en/home/kpa/herbal-medicines/informationen.html