Iranian Herbs and Spices and Their Properties
With the beginning of twentieth century and the start of the western colonist partite attacks and colonizing East, Apothecary has been one of the issues which has affected. In neo-colonialism culture, Apothecary Knowledge was not scientific and it was in the category of Exorcism, Augury, and things like these. These Partite attacks could fade herbal therapy, but it never destroyed it. Because original east Herbal therapy had a long lasting tradition and its roots were in centuries & ages, since it had been accepted as a secondary habit. It was handy and accessible for everyone and it was not challenging the family’s economy.
Herbal therapy is a method in which, after medical examinations and Diagnosis have been done, herbal elements are used, based on their effective elements and their properties, to eliminate the symptoms of the disease. This way is the same as new medical methods which attack the symptoms of diseases and try to remove them.
There are 8000 kinds of Herbals in Iran that more than 2300 of them are in the field of Medicinal and Aromatic usages, and from which 450 kind are on sale in the Apothecaries throughout Iran. Distillates are from the most common usages of the plants. Today we have more than 40 kinds of plants from which we get extract and use them in Medical usages.
In fact these Medical distillates are the essence, smell, or perfume of the plants which are mixed with water. They are aromatic drugs that their smells can stimulates the olfactory nerve receptors and affect the construction process of body temperature Hormones, metabolism, the level of stress and sex Hormones, the immune system, thoughts and physical and emotional behaviors.
These Aromatic substances that there are more in the oil of remedial plants cause certain psychological moods through brain stimulation and the secretion of neurotransmitters, so they generate a sense of health, gratification, spree, and happiness in person. These smells can somewhat reduce stress and pain and balance the emotions. From the commonly used extracts are Rose water, Mint extract, Citrus aurantium, and Musk willow sweat.
In this part of the site you have access to the list of most important productions of Apothecary in which you can search and buy any of them.