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About the Author
Omar Said, PhD, is Director of the Antaki Center for Herbal Medicine, Israel and serves as the head of the Arab medicinal plant project in the Galilee Society R&D regional center, Israel. He is a doctor of pharmacology. As an expert in the fields of pharmacology and ethnopharmacology, he has made significant contributions in combining this modern science with the medicinal plants tradition. His research interests include diabetes, obesity, fertility, psoriasis, acne, hyperlipidemia, and liver diseases. He has written more than thirty-five original papers as well as review articles and book chapters on Arab-Islamic herbal medicine.
Table of ContentsForeword.
1. An Overview of Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine.
2. History of Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine.
3. Herbal Medicine.
4. The Arab-Islamic Roots of Western Medicine.
5. Contributions of Arab and Islamic Scholars to Modern Pharmacology.
6. Natural Drugs in Greco-Arabic and Islamic Medicine.
7. Method of Therapy in Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine.
8. Commonly Used Herbal Medicines in the Mediterranean.
9. The Current State of Knowledge of Arab Herbal Medicine.
10. Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine Practiced Outside the Middle East.
11. Biosafety of Herbal Medicine.
12. Arab Medicinal Plants: From Traditional Uses to Scientific Knowledge.
13. Modern In Vitro Test Systems.
14. Modern In Vivo Evaluations and Clinical Trials.
15. Medical Ethics in Arab and Islamic Medicine.
16. Medicinal Herbs and Extracting Their Active Ingredients.
17. Food Therapy.
18. Drug Development from Herbal Sources.
19. Herbal Remedies: Use and Demographic and Regulatory Issues.
Appendix A: Plant Naming.