Muslim Scientists Series: Ibn Baitar, “Doc. of Natural Medicine”


Ibn Al-Baitar dedicated his life to finding the cures in plants and natural medicine.

This amazing man discovered over 300 kinds of plants that could be made into medicine.

He is so respected in this field they called him “Doctor of Natural Medicine”.

From an early age Ibn Al-Baitar became interested in learning about plants and how they could be used for making medicines.

He was inspired by a Hadith : “For every disease there is a cure.” – (Sahih Bukhari)

Ibn Al-Baitar wanted to find these cures. He would sit with the “Botanists”, the people who study the science of plants and learn from them.