It was written 8 centuries ago.. A prescription from the private doctor of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi

The Egyptian researcher Hussam al-Hariri published a medical prescription written in Cairo in the year 1200. It is in the handwriting of the famous Jewish physician and philosopher Moses ibn Maimonides, who was famous for being the personal physician of the leader Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi.

The document, written in Arabic Judaism, shows a prescription that is a mixture of glucose, lemon juice, green mint, and other substances.

The recipe also included a commandment from Maimonides to avoid unripe dates, grapes, green almonds, carob, green beans, carrots and vinegar.

He also recommended that the patient eat raisins, pistachios, figs and nuts during his illness.

The medical prescription from the days of Saladin

Who is Maimonides?

Moses bin Maimonides, or Maimonides as he is known in the West, is a Jewish scientist, physician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in the court of the Islamic State.

Maimonides was born in Cordoba in 1135 AD, and died in Cairo in 1204 AD, and belonged to a North African Jewish family from Morocco known as the Al-Baz family. His family moved in 1159 to the Moroccan city of Fez, and there he studied at the University of Al-Qarawiyyin, then moved to Egypt during the Ayyubid era. .

In the mid-fifties of his life, Musa bin Maimon appointed a personal physician to one of those affiliated with the royal court, then he rose to the position of personal physician to Sultan Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, ruler of Egypt and Syria at the time, and he wrote many books and publications, including a document entitled “The Oath of Physicians.”

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