Society for Phytotherapy (GPT)

The Society for Phytotherapy actively supports fundamental pharmaceutical and pharmacological research, and especially clinical research with herbal medicinal products to promote evidence-based medicine. This was the defined goal when the Society for Phytotherapy was founded on 17th of November 1971 in Cologne as a scientic society of physicians, pharmacists and researchers in natural sciences.

The Society for Phytotherapy thus supports the collection, creation and evaluation of scientific evidence for the therapeutic application of medicinal plants, their active constituents and their preparations.

The Society for Phytotherapy supports self-responsible acting of the population in health issues. The Society therefore offers appropriate and comprehensible information on self-medication to the public, but also clearly defines the limits of self-medication.