Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Islamic and Iranian traditional materia medica works as the treasure for finding new effective drugs
Moattar F., Moattar H.
Goldaru Research and Development Laboratories, Isfahan, Iran
The Materia Medica works of Rhazes, (vol2 of Canon), Al-Biruni (Kitab as -Saidana), Abu Mansur (Haqaiq al-Adwiya), Gorgani (Vol 9 and 10 of Zahira-e-Harazmsahi), Ansari Shirazi (Ihtiyarat-e-Bdi i), Hakim Mu min (Tuhfa) and Aqili Hurasani (Aqrabuzin-e Kabir) and others are the most important works of Islamic and Iranian physicians on Natural Drugs.
The systematic pharmacognostical, pharmacological, toxical and chemical studies of the drugs which were used practically by these physicians are the best way to find new effective drugs for various illnesses
The over 30 years research work in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences on T.I.M has helped us to find the new effect of herbal drugs as follow:
Great antidiabetic effect of Adiantum capillus-veneris;effect of Boswellia serrata gumresin on Urtica Dioica;Viola odorata, Calendula officinalis and Chelidonium majus;antidiabetic effect of Trigonella foenum-greacum seeds and Salvia officials; great antifungal effect of Zataria multiflora, Lawsonia inermis, Curcuma longa and Juglans regia; increasing effect of Trribulus terresteris on sperm count; effect of Zingiber officinale on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy; antiaddiction effect of Berberis vulgaris bark on opiate and nicotine addict; effect of Anthem graveolens and Trigonella foenum-greacum on increasing of breast milk; effect of Veratrum album and Fraxinus exscelsior on vitilligo; contraceptive effect of Miralis jalapa; antihirsutismmus effect of Hyoscyamus niger and Conium maculatum and others
As it is mentioned above the Materia Medica works of Islamic and Iranian scolars are at uncountable important and great treasure for finding new drugs for various illnesses.