Role of Quranic plants and the plants used in Punjabi Folk Tales in development of Islamic History of Medicinal Science

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Role of Quranic plants and the plants used in Punjabi Folk Tales in development of Islamic History of Medicinal Science

Tahira Aziz Mughal, Saima Batool, Mujahida Butt, Shazia Pervaiz
Int. J. Biosci.11( 5), 396-402, November 2017.
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Quranic plants and plants mentioned in folk tales were played a vital role in the development of history of medicinal sciences. The wide geographical spread of Islam and extensive travel within its territories, adding information from Middle Eastern, Indian, and North African sources, there emerged a rich botanical literature. In Indo Pak, these travelers also played a significant role in spreads of Punjabi Urdu Sanskrit Sindhi folk and modern medicinal science history in which Muslim authors and Punjabi classical Poets sought to determine the true significance of these plants. History of Islamic medicine started from 2nd century of Hijri Era, when Abdual Malik bin Habib Undluis compiled his first book “Tibb-e-Nabavi”. These books provide lot of information about the medicine, their properties, their uses, dire use and the direction by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for cure through these plants. The climax of Islamic medicine were started by when many Muslim scientists (Al-Asma’i, Al-Shaybani, Ibn Al-Arabi, Ibn as-Sikkit, Abu Hanifa, etc.) worked on these plant, they classify, identify, named, extract the medicine and check their dose. The World Health Organization estimates that 80 percent of the population of some Asian and African countries presently uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care. Almost 80 plants are mentioned in Punjabi classical tales which are serving humanity for their medicinal properties. The overall key is no side effects of these herbal plant and effective remedies were reputed. These plants can be used in future for the drug development by the pharmaceutical industries.


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