Aims of the Society

The Society for Phytotherapy

  • supports the creation, assessment, and application of scientific findings for the therapeutic application of herbal medicinal products in clinical practice
  • informs the public on benefits and limitations of the appropriate use of herbal medicinal products
  • supports education, advanced training, and continuing education in the field of phytotherapy
  • informs expert circles about new results from research and scientific findings in this field of medical science
  • represents phytotherapy as the application of herbal medicinal products for the public and issues expert comments on phytotherapeutic questions and problems of public interest
  • represents phytotherapy with authorities and decision-makers in the health policy sector
  • is a member of the European umbrella organization of national societies for phytotherapy (ESCOP) and, based on its vast experience, contributes to the creation of European herbal monographs
  • supports international cooperation and exchange of experience, especially with other scientific societies