Herbal Medicinal Oils in Traditional Persian Medicine
Historical medical and pharmacological manuscripts describe various TRADITIONAL PERSIAN MEDICINE
pharmaceutical applications of medieval Persian medicine.One of the known forms
of application for therapeutic purposes via topical or systemic administration is
medicinal oils prepared from numerous medicinal herbs. In Iran, conventional
production methods of herbal oils are widely used by local practitioners.
Administration of oils is rooted in traditional knowledge with a history of more than
3000 years. Scientific evaluation of these historical documents can be valuable for
finding new potential use in current medicine. The current book (i) compiled an
inventory of herbal oils used in ancient and medieval Persia and (ii) compared the
preparation methods and therapeutic applications of ancient times to current
findings of medicinal propertiesin the plant species.