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    The Benefits of The Herb Hindiba as Cancer Treatment of The Islamic Heritage

    The Benefits of The Herb Hindiba as Cancer Treatment of The Islamic Heritage

    Cancer is a deadly disease that mankind dreaded. World Health Organization, WHO estimates that in 2010, cancer will be the number one disease cause the death in the world beats a heart attack. According to WHO predictions, by 2030, there will be 75 million people affected by cancer around the world.

    Indeed, cancer is not a new disease. In the era of the triumph of the Islamic civilization, Muslim doctors have been able to diagnose and treat cancer. Not only that, Muslim doctors, like Ibn Sina and al-Baitar has found a cure for the deadly disease.

    It is al-Baitar, a Muslim scientist in the 12th century AD who managed to find herbs for treating cancer called Hindiba. Hindiba concoction invented by al-Baitar contains anticancer substances that can cure tumors and interference-neoplastic disorders.

    Head of the Department of History and Ethics, University of Istanbul, Turkey, Professor Nil Sari in his work; Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim Heritage, has proven efficacy and validity of herbal Hindiba invented by al-Baitar. He and some other doctors have been scientifically tested and has even patented Hindiba invented by al-Baitar.

    According to Professor Nil Sari, Hindiba been recognized by the medical doctors (pharmacologist), and herbalist in the Islamic world. Muslims have been using herbs to cure cancer long time ago before the doctors in the West found it, said Prof. Nil Sari.

    After testing scientifically, Prof. Nil Sari concluded that, Hindiba has the power to cure various diseases. Hindiba can clear obstacles found in small channels in the body, especially in the digestive system. But the most spectacular domain is its power to cure tumors, he said.

    To track the efficacy of the herb Hindiba, Professor Nil Sari was doing research on the treatment literature in the past. He tracked two masterpieces of Muslim scientists, namely Ibn Sina by Canon of Medicine and plant encyclopedia written by al-Baitar.

    When we look at old text more closely, we see the truth that we know very little about herbs (herbs) in the past, he said. In the text of the glory of Islam's heritage explained that Hindiba and many other herbs are divided into two main groups, the processed herbs and herbs are not processed.

    According to ancient medical texts, the efficacy of cancer treatment using Hindiba treatment based on theoretical considerations, the effects of medical drugs operate in accordance with the nature of the constituents. According to Prof. Nil, constituents generated from the decomposition will have the effect so-called energy. The potential quality of hot and cold in the nature of the drug will come out as a result of decomposition of the body.

    The active component of natural heat will immediately react and spread through the body tissues effectively. Heat Constituents react before the cold constituent and clear obstacles in the line of small channels on the body and accelerate the deployment of the cold constituents. Then come the cold element, and begin to function.

    In the Arabic-language medical treatise, a relic of the golden age of Islam, it is mentioned that all types of inflammation such as warts or bumps have caused interference on the channel. While cancer is described as a hard mass. Identified as a hard swelling, cancer develops from small to large and then coupled with the pain.

    Quoting Ibn Sina records in the Canon of Medicine, Professor Nil Sari revealed that the tumor or cancer, when on leave will be increased in size. So that the cancer will spread and damage. Its roots can infiltrate between the elements of the body's tissues. Professor Nil Sari find a similar picture in a manuscript about cancer treatment in the Ottoman era.

    According to Ibn Sina, the tumor is classified into two, namely hot and cold tumors. Tumor-colored and feels warm to the touch is usually called heat tumors, while tumors that are colorless and does not feel warm called as cold tumors. Ibn Sina called cancer as a form of tumor that sits between cold tumor.

    Efficacy of Hindiba investigated by Prof. Nil Sari by presenting in-depth data about theoretical background in vivo and in vitro experiments with herbal extracts from Turkey. He started from the Ottoman philosophy, rooted in Islamic medicine. In this work, it was mentioned that the drug Cichorium intybus L and Crocus sativus L. identified as an alternative crop identical to each other which is the active component for the treatment of cancer.

    Professor Nil Sari and his colleague Dr. Hanzade Dogan mixing C intybus L and saffron (saffron) from Safranbolu, as described by the old medical texts. Even more interesting are the results of our laboratory studies showing that extracts from C. intybus L were found to be the most active in colon cancer, said Professor Nil Sari.

    According to him, Hindiba proved to be very effective in treating cancer. Unfortunately, he said, in ancient times, Hindiba more recommended as a drug for the treatment of tumors. It was revealed in the book of Ibn al-Baitar. According to al-Baitar, if the herb Hindiba heated, and foam removed and filtered and drink will be useful to cure the tumor.

    medical experts in the era of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed Mumin, reveal that Hindiba can treat tumors in internal organs. However, more often recommended for the treatment of tumors in the throat. If cinnamon mixed with Hindiba juice (specially treated well) can be used to gargle the mouth and is also useful for the treatment of tumor, pain and laryngitis.

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