At the present stage of the medical development, the treatment of disease can be achieved with a combination of modern classical methods of treatment with the most effective methods of Oriental medicine. Integrative medicine— combining traditional and folk direction—is a medicine of the future. An ideal image of the integrative physician has long existed in the history of mankind. Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Avicenna, and others are its real incarnation. Progressive representatives of the Uzbek medicine obtained from folk medicine experience all the best, rational especially relating to medicinal plants, and prepared pills from them and introduced them into the practice of scientific medicine.
Avicenna was a physician of the Middle Ages and numerous books that discuss his achievements have been published.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 In his functional encyclopedia Canon of Medicine, he summarized many centuries’ experience of Greek, Indian, and Central Asian medicine and medicine of other peoples of the Middle Ages, as well as pharmacology, pharmacy, and pharmacotherapy.8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Many medicinal plants described by Avicenna are firmly established in the practice of traditional medicine in many countries, and—some of them—even in scientific medicine.