Cairo Genizah : Medical

Avicenna (Ibn Sīnā)

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Materia medica from a codex written in unusually small handwriting and leaving a wide margin. The text is taken from Avicenna, Al-qanūn fī l-ṭibb (‘Canon of medicine’; ed. Būlāq I: 288f). Simples mentioned include madder, theriac, millet, Datura metel, and cinnamon, with uses such as aphrodisiacs, treatment of stomach pains and colic.</p>


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