The increasing prevalence of obesity is one of the problems of today's society. Man needs food to continue living, activities, and even the metabolism of food and appetite plays an important role in receiving foods, Appetite and weight reducing synthetic drugs are recommended for some patients with high prices and significant side effects, and limited effectiveness in the treatment of obesity. Given the epidemic of obesity and the lack of satisfaction with synthetic drugs these days, people are more likely to use herbal medicines. complementary medicine has always been considered for the choice of new treatment. This medicine has a long history. Persian Medicine is one of traditional medicine systems This study was a qualitative study on the Books of Canon and the Makhzan Al-Aladvia. Saffron has been introduced in both modern medicine and in Iranian medicine to reduce appetite In the case of Purslane seed and Chio nut ,Figs, Sesame seeds, Camphor, and Solomon's seal, and Opium poppy, which have been appetite suppressant in traditional medicine books, in the books and articles of modern medicine, they have not reduced appetite. Modern medicine has known Gourd as a weight reducing food with the effects on the fat but there is no talk about its appetite effects. According to traditional Iranian medicine, Chio nut causes anorexia due to creating weakness in the stomach. Therefore, it is not advisable for weight loss. More clinical studies to prove the effects of appetite suppressant and weight loss effects of these herbal medicines seem logical.
Iranian Traditional Medicine. Appetite. Weight Loss. Canon of Medicine. Makhzan Al-Aladvia