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La place de la phytothérapie dans la prise en charge de l’insuffisance veineuse : étude de six plantes médicinales

Abstract : Seen as a real public health issue in industrialized countries, it is estimated that, in France, chronic venous insufficiency affects more than eighteen million people. The treatment consists on four main domains: wearing compresion stocking, surgery, administration of veinotonic drugs and phytotherapy. After a review of chronic venous insufficiency (including its epidemiology and its pathophysiology), we will present in this paper six medicinal plants included in the French Pharmacopoeia (Eleventh Edition): butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus), ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis) and red vine (Vitis vinifera). These plants, containing interesting molecules for the treatment of venous insufficiency, are listed in a table to facilitate the access to scientific information. Dealing with the increase of interest for the Nature in our society, the pharmacist must be vigilant; nowadays the patient prefers picking advices on Internet rather than consulting an healthcare professional. It is therefore essential that the pharmacist reminds the rules of proper use of medicinal plants, verify the absence of contra-indications, adds some quality advices and recognizes situations that require a medical consultation.
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Claudie Mingeon. La place de la phytothérapie dans la prise en charge de l’insuffisance veineuse : étude de six plantes médicinales. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2014. ⟨dumas-01090470⟩



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