Meat in Abdol Ghader Chakrouni’s Ourjouza from the Medical Point of View

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Arabic Martyr, Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

2 PhD candidate of Arabic Literature, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


To physicians, meat is considered as the best nutrition because it includes rich protein that is necessary for the construction of body cells and tissues. Also meat is regarded as the basic food meeting the nutritional and therapeutic needs of human beings. Meat, because of containing the high nutritional value, has been a good indicator of economic growth and social welfare of communities. Various poets have long mentioned the vital medical benefits of meat and its therapeutic aspects. Among these poets, the renowned physician, Abdol Ghader Chakrouni Meknasi contributed greatly toward introducing the western culture and civilization to the world. This poet in his ourjouza made an attempt to classify different types of meat, their nutritional and therapeutic value. This article, through descriptive-analytical method, intents to, firstly, analyze the nature of different types of meat, their benefits and harms, and secondly, discover the medical findings of the poet over meat and compare them with the findings of modern medicine. This study has concluded that eating some meat in certain quantities may help treating certain diseases. Furthermore, grill-roasted meat is considered healthier than fried meat. This research has found that the poet’s findings about different types of meat and their therapeutic impacts and its treatment correspond to those of modern medicine in many respects.