نوع مقاله : پژوهشی (Original Research)
عنوان مقاله [English]
Since ancient times, medicinal plants have been considered as valuable sources of medicine and
some texts in ancient books point to the topic. Nowadays, the extensive use of medicinal plants and their
derived compounds have also an important position. In the current paper, the necessity and importance
of studying and researching on plants considered in the holy Quran, hadiths, and valuable sources of
traditional medicine are addressed. For this purpose, holy Quran as well as general interpretation books
and traditional and new medicine textbooks were used as references. In some verses in the holy Quran,
man is asked to look at his surrounding nature, including plant with more scrutiny, and in this way to
attempt to achieve a better cognition about the Almighty God and His signs. Man should always keep this
in mind that Quran is not a book of experimental sciences; rather it is a book which leads to development
of righteous human and the view toward the book should not be limited to the appearance of signs of the
divine creation. The signs should be considered as the symbols of existence of the all-knowing Creator.
Therefore, it should not be expected to find the details of different sciences such as evolution, botany,
pharmacognosy, and so on. However, this does not prevent some quick glances at the signs present in
creations for development of man. In general, all these items can be guides for man to consider them as the
reminders of more careful thinking to achieve better cognition about God and not passing them carelessly.
In addition to the holy Quran, getting familiar with hadiths is necessary and would be helpful in solving the
problems arising from the differences in various interpretations. Moreover, hadiths provide more sensible
comparisons for the signs. So, this is a responsibility of scientists to continue their attempts for discovering
more principles in the holy Quran and make them more sensible for others. This would help people in being
developed and getting closer to God. Islamic and Iranian traditional medicine sources can help us to know,
find and interpret details about mentioned topics.