For India, in particular, there is a vast corpus of medical literature that can illuminate the pharmacological uses of materia medica
introduced into Islamicate medicine and allow for comparison and the tracing of pharmacological and medical influences; yet no serious attempt has been made in Arabian Drugs to incorporate it.
George Vithoulkas, author of Materia Medica
Viva, Essence of Homoeopathy, A New Model for Health and Disease, Levels of Health, Talks of Classical Homoeopathy and Others, has established "Academy of the Classical Homoeopathy" at Alonissos, Greece.
For example, Ulva pertusa from the Ulvaceae family of Viridiplantae kingdom was used as classic TCMM with cold nature to treat thyroid neoplasm from Tang dynasty and recorded in the herbal book of "Bencao Shiyi (Supplement to Materia Medica
, [phrase omitted])" .
In ancient Rome, a Greek physician, Dioscorides, wrote a treatise entitled De Materia Medica
, which combined what we would today call botany and pharmacology.
Background: De Materia Medica
written by Pedanios Dioscorides (1 century CE) has shaped European and Mediterranean herbal medicine to a large extent.
in organic chemistry from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica
, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sang received his postdoctoral training at Rutgers University.
A Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of the Materia Medica
. England: Health Sciences Press; 1979.
D'autres pieces rares dans le domaine scientifique sont egalement exposees dans les allees de la bibliotheque de l'universite dont une traduction de l'ouvrage botanique disparu [beaucoup moins que] Materia Medica
[beaucoup plus grand que] datant du Ier siecle.
Contact: Guanhua Du, National Center for Pharmaceutical Screening, Institute of Materia Medica
, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, 1 Xian Nong Tan St., Beijing, China 100050.
According to the Chinese Compendium of Materia Medica
, eating black sesame seeds can "heal all chronic illness after 100 days, improve skin tone after one year, reverse gray hair after two years, and regrow teeth after three years".
Yarnell completed a research project with the Institute for Preservation of Medical Traditions, housed at the Smithsonian Institute, looking at the herbs that the Roman physician Dioscorides wrote about in his 1st-century classic book, De Materia Medica
, in particular the diuretics that Dioscorides described and whether they are still presently in use.
DC has been included in a number of Indian materia medica
and medicinal plant texts.