INTRODUCTION the increase of the use of the medicinal plants in the last few decades, gave the sprouting to it of the concept of that ‘ ‘ natural’ ‘ , it means ‘ ‘ absence of products qumicos’ ‘ , that they would be those that could cause some damage or, to represent some danger. With this, natural products had started to be synonymous of healthful, safe and beneficial products (VIEIRA et al., 2010). The fitoterpico medicine is that one gotten with job of substances – vegetal active cousins where the security and effectiveness are validated through etnofarmacolgicos surveys of use, tecnocientficas documentations or clinical evidences (BRAZIL, 2010). The fitoterpicos are very used by self-medication, some times, for medical lapsing, however great part of these not yet has its toxic profile elucidated (SILVEIRA; FLAG; ARRAIS; 2008).
In Brazil, one of the main factors that contribute for the use of the fitoterapia is the great variety of vegetal species (biodiversity) found about one tero of all world-wide flora (YUNES; PEDROSA; SON, 2001). The teas are products of free sales and are on the self-medication without the had pharmaceutical attention, however the pharmaceutical professional not yet is prepared for the orientation of the rational use of these composites (RATES, 2001). Considered as nourishing products, the teas are parts of plants and are excused from register for RDC 278/05, had been regulations for the RDC 267/05 and RDC 219/06, the information contained in packings are of responsibility of the manufacturer, and target of sanitary control for the National System of Sanitary Monitoring (MELO, 2006). The rational use of fitoterpicos mainly involves the pharmaceutical attention that engloba all the activities carried through for the druggist, between them, the orientation to the patient, with the objective to obtain the maximum of benefit in health, being facilitated the reach of results of farmacoterapia and an approached relation more with it, thus having, one better adhesion to treatment (DADER; MUNOZ; MARTINEZ, 2008).. More information is housed here: Dean Ornish M.D.