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BENEFITS: Your health and how plants can support your busy lifestyle?



Plants as biomedicines and dietary supplements: We are becoming increasingly aware that energy levels and natural beauty are linked to general health.  Why plants can have excellent effect on your lifestyle and well being?


Contemporary medicine is successful in its study of the nature of illnesses, examining a vast array of biological processes in the human body. The branch of medicine that we call Herbal Medicine has passed the tests of time having  had a history of successful application for thousands of years. Medicinal herbs find their real place in modern medicine after strict laboratory and clinical tests using the methods of Scientific Phytotherapy.


Modern men and women are exposed to stress, hectic lifestyle and chemical pollution. Scientific Phytotherapy as well as natural medicine can help them effectively regulate body processes and maintain balance.


Many illnesses affect metabolism negatively. There are around 60 chemical components that are found in the human body. Many of them, although in microscopic quantities, contribute to the normal work of systems. When a substance made of a whole medicinal plant such as a herbal tea, tincture or herbal juice is used, the human body receives many beneficial microelements, ferments and biological substances. These elements regulate life processes. The active ingredients of the medicinal herbs are easily and naturally absorbed by the human body. They have a medicinal effect as well as a general fortifying effect.


Many medicinal herbs demonstrate a different effect when used as a whole medical drug than when used as purified substances of their extracted components. Often the supporting substances in a medicinal herb that are considered to have a non-significant effect are key for its medicinal effect. Isolated herbal substances should be used mainly when a strict dosage is required, e.g. in cases when there are powerful and strong active components.


Herbal and synthetic medicines are working effectively in harmony together when used accurately and appropriately by medical doctors. There should not be an alternative between these two groups and it is incorrect to raise barriers between them.


Our Teachers

teachersDr. Erebakanov (1880-1949): an outstanding Bulgarian herbalist and pharmacist, who graduated in Austria. His herbal medicinal practice was famous in Sofia during the years before and after the Second World War. He saved Dr. Pamukoff from a life threatening illness that many doctors at the time considered incurable. Dr. Pamukoff was very grateful and impressed. At the time he was a student at the Medical Academy and he worked with Dr. Erebakanov for three years.


Peter Dimkov (1886 – 1981) a famous inspirational Bulgarian herbalist. His motto was that there are no incurable illnesses and that there is a herbal treatment for each illness and he lived up to his motto.


Peter Dimkov has been involved with the herbal medicine since childhood and for more than 50 years he researched the Bulgarian traditional medicine. The result of his research is published in his best -selling book ‘Bulgarian Traditional Medicine’ in 3 volumes, which offers hundreds of natural prescriptions for the treatment of many difficult medical conditions. He has won many prestigious awards in Bulgaria and abroad.


Dr. Pamukoff was fascinated by Peter Dimkov’s work and in the 1970’s he was learning his methods of work. Their common passion for Phytotherapy bonded a friendship. Peter Dimkov and Dr. Pamukoff were working together for more than 20 years for the establishment of Phytotherapy as well as for the preservation of nature.


Avicenna or Ibn Sina (981-1037). For a thousand years he has retained his original renown as one of the greatest thinkers and medical scholars in history. Ibn Sina owed his European reputation as one of the fathers of medicine with his 14-volume "The Canon of Medicine", which was a standard medical text in Europe and the Islamic world until the 18th century. The book applies the ideas of Aristotle in medicine. It introduces systematic experimentation and quantification into the study of physiology. In his outstanding practice he worked as the main doctor of many great rulers, also studying and using hundreds of medicinal plants.


Hippocrates (460 BC -377 BC) known as the "Father of Medicine" is a Greek physician born on the island of Cos, Greece. He became known as the founder of medicine and was regarded as the greatest physician of his time. Hippocrates based his medical practice on observations and on the study of the human body. He held the belief that illness had a physical and a rational explanation and developed many effective herbal remedies.


Hippocrates also developed an Oath of Medical Ethics for physicians to follow. The Oath is being taken by physicians when they begin their medical practice.


There have been  many outstanding herbalists and specialists in Phytotherapy. We have a great respect to their work and we studied the experience of many of them. A comprehensive history of Traditional Medicine and Scientific Phytotherapy can be found in a few interesting books, such as Barbara Griggs' Green Pharmacy (London, 1981).