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Traditional Iranian Medicine; A Valuable Source to Introduce Medicinal & Functional Foods
M.M. Esfahani, B. Zolfaghari, H. Karimi, A.R. Ghannadi *
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Traditional medicine is a combination of knowledge, skills, and activities that are based upon the native theories, beliefs, and experience of different cultures and are used in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical and psychological diseases. Medicinal foods and food medicines are parts of this set, which can be currently used for introduction and design of functional foods. Functional foods and nutraceuticals are novel topics in medical sciences that have applicable definitions, which are to a great extent compatible to the definitions of medicinal foods and food medicines in the Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM). The TIM also contain and introduce several medicinal foods and food medicines. The close relationship of these topics in the TIM and modern sciences and this unique characteristic of the TIM can be demonstrated by introduction and revision of these cases and then comparing them with modern scientific references. To this end, the orders, routes of administration, contraindications, and therapeutic properties of these products in the sources of traditional and modern medicine can be found and also some effective cases in the TIM sources be introduced. In fact, using this source, novel functional foods could be introduced using the information lies in the TIM sources and in future a comprehensive source could be introduced.
In this paper, by evaluating three valuable TIM sources of the Canon of medicine, Al-Shamel, and Makhzan Aladvieh, some edible products were scientifically introduced. These products are used and food and also have therapeutic and medicinal effects as mentioned in the TIM sources. In this study, the items adopted from the TIM sources were classified s follows: bread and cereals, dairies, spices, nuts, grains, vegetables, fruits, drinks, meats, fried foods, and miscellaneous products.
Keywords: Traditional Iranian Medicine, Medicinal foods, Food medicines, Functional food.
Type of Study: Origianal Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/11/22 | Accepted: 2012/03/8
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Esfahani M, Zolfaghari B, Karimi H, Ghannadi A. Traditional Iranian Medicine; A Valuable Source to Introduce Medicinal & Functional Foods. jiitm. 2012; 3 (1) :77-94
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