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    2500 types of medicinal herbs dicovered in Iran


    by PressTV

    The land of medicinal herbs;
    Iran is among the most geographically diverse countries in the world. This ancient country can be divided into 12 separate geographical environments and 5 major climates. No wonder Iran is so diverse when it comes to the natural herbal remedies it produces. Proven to be the most effective treatment, Iranian medicine has no side effects because it uses medicinal herbs. Traditional Persian medicine is practiced for nearly 4000 years. Modern medicine is greatly indebted to early Iranian physicians. Great Iranian scientists, Mohammad Zakaria Razi who discovered alcohol, and Avicenna who is known as the father of modern medicine, were two great Iranian physicians contributing to the development of modern medicine through observation and experiment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), herbal medicine is getting popular worldwide According to reports, four billion people worldwide use herbal medicine for treatment. In countries like China, Canada, India, France, Australia and US, herbal medicine is the first choice for primary healthcare. The global trade in medicinal herbs is valued at $12 billion. Experts believe the effectiveness of Persian medicine could be used in tandem with modern medicine to cure unknown diseases.