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This appendix section of the book titled Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean According to the Cairo Genizah presents several foodstuffs out of the wide variety that were eaten by medieval people, as mentioned in the Genizah fragments. The regimen sanitatis was one of the main pillars of ancient and medieval medicine, that is, healthy nutrition alongside treatment with medicinal substances and compound drugs. The foodstuffs' names, descriptions and selective class marks, without distinction between practical and theoretical information, are presented in the table.

Keywords:ancient medicine; Cairo Genizah; compound drugs; foodstuffs; medieval medicine



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