FAQ

What is herbal therapy?

Herbal therapy = herbal medicine = botanic medicine = phyto-medicine. It refers to the traditional medicine using plant’s seeds, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, bark, or any other part, in various forms and combinations, for medicinal purposes. Herbal medicine is sometimes referred to as “alternative” medicine, where allopathic medicine represents “conventional” medicine. ( We strongly oppose this classification! )

What is standardized extract?

A standardized plant extract is the result of technological procedure during which a consistent, measurable concentration of a recognized phyto-constituent is extracted from the plant. Standardization of extracts appeared as a necessity in order to avoid natural variability in the quality and potency of finished herbal products. In the absence of standardization, natural variability occurs due to a multitude of factors: geographical, seasonal, horticultural and post-harvest handling factors, all with the potential of influencing the quality of the finished herbal product.

What is gemmotherapy?

Gemmotherapy – a natural pharmacology – belongs to the realm of phyto-therapy, more specifically embryo-phyto-therapy. Gemmotherapy is a form of embryo-phyto-therapy that uses extracts derived from the buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs rather than the flowers, leaves or roots or whole plant used in herbal medicine.

The significant and unique aspect about this is that gemmotherapy extracts contain developing, fresh embryonic plant tissue  (the meristems), whereas herbal remedies contain the developed, adult parts of the plant. As a result, the bio-chemicals they contain are often quite different, as well as the therapeutic capabilities.

It can be used by anyone – newborns to the elderly. Gemmotherapy was included in herbal therapies in France in the Pharmacopée Francaise in 1965 and it is used in several countries ever since: Romania, Austria, Germany, Italy, etc.

Gemmotherapy literally means ‘bud therapy’. Gemma is the Latin word for ‘bud’. Another meaning of gemma in Latin was ‘gem’ or ‘precious stone’.

NB: gemmotherapy has no connection with crystal healing or gem therapy.

Can I pay cash on delivery?

Yes, but only if delivery is made to addresses in Greece and Cyprus.

For delivery to any other country available means of payment are: authorised card payment, PayPal payment and bank transfer. Please check our Terms & Conditions.

How long does the delivery take?

Generally orders are being processed the same day they are placed. Orders placed during weekend will be processed the first working day following that weekend. You will receive notification by e-mail regarding the status of your order (processed or delivered).

Deliveries within the EU countries are usually made by courier. For delivery outside Europe, please contact us and we will provide you with the information regarding delivery time and cost to the specified destination.

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What about order delays?

www.plant-power.eu will process and deliver your order as soon as possible, for your convenience. In the exceptional case of a delay, you will be notified by e-mail about this situation.

Despite our efforts, please consider a longer delivery time for orders shipped outside Europe. Thank you!

Can you give me therapeutic advices?

No. Our role is limited to providing you with the most comprehensible and complete gamma of plant-based products, which can help you maintain and/or improve your health. Our e-shop is structured as to help you easily reach the products you are interested in, depending on your needs.

The information referring to each product is literally the official information provided by the producer, based on studies and researches it elaborated. By carefully reading the information you will be able to understand the way the product may impact your health.

Please read all information carefully so that you can make an informed choice!

We strongly recommend that you present the product you intend to use to your currant physician, especially if you have a serious medical condition and you undergo allopathic treatment.

Is there a minimum amount (€) of an order?

No. We want you to be perfectly taken care by us. Our products are so natural, special and effective that we know you will become our dear friend after your first order.

Can choose delivery date for my order?

In case you know that you cannot be there to receive the order within the next following few days from placing it, you may add a comment in you order format specifying the delayed date you wish delivery to be made.

Please note that you should not specify an earlier-than-normal delivery date.

In case you have an emergency and the normal delivery date is not soon enough, we will be happy to discuss your emergency over the telephone and find the right solution.