Some Beneficial Remedies for the Asthma by Abulcasis (c.936-c.1013)

Prof. Luisa Maria Arvide Cambra

Citation: Prof. Luisa Maria Arvide Cambra, "Some Beneficial Remedies for the Asthma by Abulcasis (c.936-c.1013)", Universal Library of Arts and Humanities, Volume 01, Issue 02.

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The 22nd treatise of the Kitab al-Tasrif (Book of medical arrangement) by the eminent physician and surgeon from Al-Andalus, Abulcasis Al-Zahrawi (c.936.c.1013), is about pneumology, and contains many recipes for beneficial remedies to lung and chest, with reference to preparation way and the diseases that cure. This article includes the translation from Arabic to English of five of these recipes that are beneficial to asthma treatment, although they are also valid for other lung and chest illness. The translation is done taking as basis the 5774th Arabic manuscript of the National Library at Paris, as well as the 502nd Arabic manuscript of the Süleymaniye Umumi Kütüphanesi at Istanbul.

Keywords: Abulcasis Al-Zahrawi, Kitab al-Tasrif, Medieval Arab Medicine, Medieval Arab Pharmacology, Pneumology, Asthma