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Ibn Al-Baitar: the pioneer of botanist and pharmacist

Borhan, Nor Afifah and Mohd. Nor, Nuramirah and Ruskam, Aminuddin (2014) Ibn Al-Baitar: the pioneer of botanist and pharmacist. In: International Seminar on Islamic Law, Economic, Education, and Science Issues, 26 Nov, 2014, Skudai, Johor.



Ahmad Ibn Al-Baitar was one of the greatest scientists of Muslim Spain and also a well-known botanist and pharmacist of a Middle Ages. By using all the knowledge he learnt from Abu Al-Ábbas, he start collecting plants in and around Andalusia before he left Spain for plants collecting expeditions and travel along the North African coast before he authored his valuable books at Egypt. Ibn Al-Baitar’s major contribution, Kitab Al-Jame’, described about the basic medicines and nutrients derived from plants, animals, and minerals which hold a high status among botanist up to 18th century. He did not write something without first having observation and he had full confidence in inferences and deductions. Besides that, Ibn Al-Baitar was the first who specifies the timing of medicines, which one to be taken during the night and which were to be taken during the day.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Islamic medicine, Muslim scientists
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:60916
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:09 Mar 2017 00:29
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 01:34

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