Plant Medicinal

In term of plant diversity, Iran has a unique position. According to research, have been identified around 8000 plant species in the country that more than 2400 species have medical properties.  Antiepileptic drugs applied to treat epilepsy can cause severe, life-threatening side effects. In Iranian traditional medicine, herbal remedies have been used for centuries to treat seizures. the five most important herbals in Iranian traditional medicine, namely Canon, al-Hawi, al-Abiah 'an Haqaeq al Adwia, Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, and Makhzan ul-Adwia, were used for the term "sar-e", which means epilepsy, to identify the plants applied for treatment in ancient times. Researchers show that Twenty-five plants were identified as herbal remedies to treat epilepsy. Pharmacological data related to the antiepileptic activity of eleven of these plants exists. A large number of these plants which have not been investigated pharmacologically for antiepileptic activity would be good candidates for study in exploring new herbal anticonvulsant remedies. Medicinal herbs are a great advantage for our country. Because Iran is unrivaled in terms of production of medicinal herbs in the of Iranian medical plants is the Thyme. Thyme, Thymus vulgaris, is a small, perennial, evergreen shrub in the family Lamiaceae grew for its leaves which are used as a plant. The thyme herb has an erect or ascending growth habit and possesses many woody, branching stems. The leaves of the thyme herb are linear and are arranged alternately on the stems. The leaves are densely covered in minute hairs and have numerous red-brown oil glands on the surface which take the appearance of small dots. The leaves can be green or variegated. The plant produces whorls of tiny pink, lilac or pale purple flowers on a terminal spike and tiny brown fruits, each with one seed. Thyme can reach a height of up to 50 cm and can be grown as an annual or a perennial. Thyme may also be referred to as common Thyme and emanates from the Mediterranean.