The Effect of Khadab on Beauty, Health, and Hair Strengthening, as Mentioned in Persian Medicine, based on Hakim Seyyed Isma’il Jurjani’s Outlook

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D., History of Iran after Islam, Department of Persian Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Ardakan, Yazd, Iran

2 Ph.D., Islamic History, Department of History, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 M.A., English Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Ahvaz, Iran

4 Associate Professor of Traditional Pharmacy, Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy Medicinal Plants Processing Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


As a comprehensive and dynamic school, traditional Persian medicine is a collection of theoretical and practical sciences that Iranian scholars have used in different centuries to prevent and treat diseases and maintain health.Persian medical books refer to the benefits of Khadab and its preventive and therapeutic recommendations. One of the leading physicians is the Hakim Seyyed Isma’il Jurjani, who has discussed the effective combination of products in making Khadab and talks about the effects of Khadab on the beauty, health and strong hair. The use of Khadab is an ancient form of treatment in Iran. In fact, the employment of Khadab is a perfectly natural process used to improve skin and hair health and heal ailments. This study examines the prescriptions and combinations related to the types of Khadab and Hakim Seyyed Isma’il Jurjani’s recommendation on Khadab in Persian medicine. According to Hakim Jurjani, Khadabs are classified into several categories: those that turn hair into black, those that turn hair into red, tan or gold, and those that whiten hair.


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