Food as Medicine in Muslim Civilization

Food as Medicine in Muslim Civilization

The subject of food and diet was very essential in the Islamic Cuisine. Both of them were very important in the most of the medical manuscripts in the Ottoman world. Balanced diet was also important rule for healthy life. In both Ottoman cuisine and Ottoman medicine great importance was attached to the type and characteristics of foods and beverages, and which of these should be consumed when and how by people of different constitutions. This article indicates with numerous samples the relationship between Ottoman cuisine and medicine.

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