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2013, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 65-80
The myrtle plant is an aromatic oil plant from ancient times to the present, and it is one of the plants that was planted throughout the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean basin and was called by different names. It usually grows in wet areas and is an aromatic fragrant evergreen shrub.
2013, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 159-176
Cuneiform texts related to medicine state that the method of fumigation was one of the medical treatment methods that were used in ancient Iraq to treat or contribute to many medical conditions. Fumigation was approved by the practitioner and the physician alike. The prevailing belief among the ancient Iraqis was that the main cause of diseases was the result of the wrath of the gods because of the sins committed by a person towards his gods, relatives, or a member of his family or clan. As for the doctor, he resorted to fumigation to treat many medical conditions that afflicted humans at the time, such as headaches, feet, ears, stomach and other diseases.