Society for Phytotherapy (GPT)

The GPT actively supports fundamental pharmaceutical and pharmacological research with medicinal plants and, especially, clinical research with herbal medicinal products in terms of evidence-based medicine. This was the defined goal when the GPT was founded on November 17, 1971, in Cologne as a scientific society for physicians, pharmacists, and scientists.

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

The GPT supports citizens taking responsibility for their health. Therefore, the Society offers appropriate and comprehensible information on self-medication to the public and also clearly defines the limits of self-medication.