Urological recommedations of Hadji Pasha’s, a Turkish aged doctor in Anatolia

Document Type: Mini Review Article

Authors

1 Department of Urology, Turgut Özal University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

2 Department of Family Medicine, Turgut Özal University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

3 Department of Urology, Atatürk Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract


Objective: Urinary tract conditions have been an important part of diseases from antiquity until today. Historically, many plants and herbs have been used for the treatment of urinary disorders.
Methods: Celâlüddîn Hızır bin Ali el-Konevi (Hadji Pasha) is one of the most famous physician who lived in Anatolia between 13th and 14th centuries. He has written one of the most important medical books of that era, "Müntehab-ıŞifa" (solution of wellness) in Turkish. General medical information about the diseases in this book, focus on diagnosis and treatment.
Results: The herbal solutions for urological disorders such as, urinary incontinence, urinary stones or erection problems are told in this section.  
Conclusion: Many of the herbal medicines addressed in this book are being widely used in current medicine, but the usage of these herbals in daily urology practice is limited. In this study, we aimed to share the advices for the urological diseases and therelated herbal medicines that are named in Hadji Pasha’s book, " Müntehab-ıŞifa ", with today's physicians.

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