PHYTOTHERAPY FROM THE ASPECT OF SPA TOURISM

  • Sandra Živanović University of Kragujevac Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja
  • Vesna Krstić University of Kragujevac Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja
Keywords: phytotherapy, spa tourism

Abstract

The subject of this research is the knowledge of the properties of medicinal herbs and their use by tourists from Vrnjacka Banja. The aim of the research is to examine the connection between knowledge of spa tourists about medicinal herbs and the possibility of their usage in everyday life.A prospective study is done using a survey questionnaire, that contains three groups of variables: demographic data, knowledge of the properties and use of medicinal herbs.The research has shown that the respondents are best acquainted with the healing properties of fruits and vegetables.As for the use of medicinal herbs (such as tea or fruits), most of the respondents use them periodically, while being healthy.After they get sick, the respondents under 50 years of age, start their treatment by combining medicinal herbs with the medicines from pharmacy, whereas the elder ones above 50 years of age, address the problem by going to their chosen doctor.

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Published
2018-06-02
How to Cite
Živanović, S., & Krstić, V. (2018). PHYTOTHERAPY FROM THE ASPECT OF SPA TOURISM. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 3(2), 679-696. Retrieved from http://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/82