Collection and storage of medicinal plants in the Canon of Medicine

Pouya Faridi, Mohammad M. Zarshenas, Zohreh Abolhassanzadeh, Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh

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The Canon of Medicine was the reference of medical sciences for many years in western and eastern countries. The second book of this medical encyclopedia is on pharmacology which has a chapter on collection and storage of plant materials. In this work a comparison was done on the Canon of Medicine and modern rules in this area. It seems that Ibn Sina had developed ideas on the condition of plant collection and storage which guaranteed the quality of primary materials. Overall, his rules and modern ones are alike in the most parts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacognosy Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Avicenna
  • Canon of medicine
  • Ibn sina
  • Plant collection and storage

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