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Encyclopedia of Islamic herbal medicine

Author: John A Morrow
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, ©2011.
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"Combining classical Arabic primary sources with an exhaustive survey of modern scientific studies, this encyclopedia features a multidisciplinary approach which should prove useful for both practitioners and followers of herbal medicine. Entries include each herb's botanical and alternate names, a summary of its 'prophetic prescription, ' its properties and uses, and a guide to related contemporary scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Morrow
ISBN: 9780786447077 0786447079
OCLC Number: 751672582
Description: ix, 225 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Acacia/Samrah --
Aloe/Ṣabir, Ṣabr --
Aloeswood/ʹŪd al-Hindī --
Anabasis/Ashnān --
Apples/Tuffāḥ --
Banana/Talḥ --
Barley/Shaʹīr --
Basil/Rayḥān, Ḥūk --
Beans/Bāqalā --
Beet/Silq --
Ben/Bān --
Black Seed/al-Ḥabbah al-Sawdā’, Shūnīz --
Bottle gourd/Qaraʹ, Dubbā’, Yaqṭīn --
Camphor/Kāfūr --
Caper/Kabbār --
Caraway/Karawyah, Karawyā --
Carob/ʹAnam --
Carrot/Jazar --
Cedar/Arz --
Celery/Karafs --
Chickpea/Ḥummuṣ --
Christ’s thorn/Sidr, Nabaq --
chrysanthemum/Ghabīrā’ --
Citron/Utruj --
Clove/Qaranful --
Colocynth/Ḥanẓal --
Coriander/Kuzbarah --
Costus/Qusṭ, Kust --
Cucumber/Khiyyār, Qithā’ --
Cumin/Kammūn --
Cyclamen/Bukhūr Maryam --
Date/Tamr, Ruṭb, ʹAjwah, Balah, Nakhl --
Dill/Shabath, Sanūt --
Eggplant/Bādhinjān --
Endive/Hindibā’ --
Fennel/Rāziyānaj --
Fenugreek/Ḥulbah --
Fig/Tīn Fleawort/Bizr Qaṭūnā, Ashbiyūsh --
Frankincense/Kundur, Lubān --
Garden cress/Thufā’ --
Garlic/Thawm, Fūm, Thūm --
Ginger/Zanjabīl --
Grape/ʹInab, Karam --
Gum arabic/Ṣamgh ʹArabī --
Harmal (Syrian rue)/Ḥarmal --
Henna/Ḥinnā’ --
Indigo/Kutm, Wasmah --
Jasmine/Yāsamīn, Zanbaq --
Leek/Kurrāth --
Lemon balm/Bādharūj --
Lemongrass/Idhkhīr --
Lentils/ʹAdas --
Lettuce/al-Khas --
Lovage/Kāshin --
Marjoram/Marzanjūsh, Mardaqūsh --
Marshmallow/al-Khayrī, al-Khaṭmī --
Melons/Baṭṭīkh --
Millet/Kasab --
Miswak/Miswāk --
Mustard/Khardal --
Myrobalan/Halīlaj, Balīlaj, Amlaj --
Myrrh/Murr --
Myrtle/Ās --
Narcissus/Narjis --
Nuts (almonds, walnuts)/Mukassarāt (jawz, lawz) --
Olive/Zayt, Zaytūn --
Onion/Baṣal --
Orang/Naranj, Turunj, Utruj --
Palm tree/Nakhl --
Pear/Kūmīthrā --
Plums/Ijjās --
Pomegranate/Rummān --
Pseudo-saffron/Waras --
Purslane/Baqalah al-Ḥamqā --
Quince/Safarjal --
Radish/Fujl --
Raisin/Zabīb --
Rice/Aruz --
Rose/Ward Rue/Sadhāb --
Saffron/Zaʹfarān --
Senna/Sanā --
Sesame/Simsim --
Sneezewort/Kundus --
Spurge/Shubrum --
Sumac/Summāq --
Sweet flag/Dharīrah --
Tamarisk/Ṭarfā’, Ghaz, Athal --
Terebinth/Baṭm, Buṭm --
Thyme/Saʹtar --
Truffles/Kamā’ --
Turnip/Saljam --
Violet/Banafsaj --
Watercress/Jirjīr --
Wheat/Ḥinṭah --
Wormwood/Shīh.
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