I owe a debt of gratitude to people who have been life teachers along the way, who have supported me in every step of my evolution and encouraged me to share my grandmother’s wisdom and heritage. is gratitude extends to the wise women who came before Mamanjoon, pioneers who passed recipes down from one woman to another through generations. This published and illustrated book continues the chain, ensuring the known remedies are preserved, not lost, and spreading them from Ancient Persia to you.
I have so many people to thank for the birth and manifestation of this book. First my Mamanjoon for being my wise generous grandmother, my mother who held dear her notes and recipes and all the people in my life who were an inspiration in my creativity who encouraged me with love and last but not certainly least, and perhaps most important, Gratitude to God Source First Eternal. is book has been the work of three years in the making with many friends and strangers assisting me on my path of co-creation.
These recipes are a small part of Persian history that started with Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī (known outside of Iran as Al-Razi (854 CE – 925 CE). He was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, philosopher and important figure in the history of medicine. A comprehensive thinker, Razi made fundamental and enduring contributions to various fields, which he recorded in over 200 manuscripts, and is particularly remembered for numerous advances in medicine through his observations and discoveries. Al-Razi was said to be compassionate and devoted to the service of his patients, whether rich or poor.
So I dedicate this book to Mamanjoon’s legacy, to all the people I love and to those many people who can bene t from the use of her wisdom to reap and gain health and beauty.