The study of Islamic Medicine is broad and diverse but ultimately comes down to the teachings and advices of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ pertaining to maintaining good health and the prevention and treatment of sicknesses.
|- Frankincense -|
Used by several cultures for centuries, Frankincense (olibanum) is an aromatic gum resin harvested from the Boswellia trees. One of three gifts from the wise men who visited the Prophet Isa A.S. (Jesus), the uses and benefits of Frankincense are steeped in ancient wisdom. The burning of Frankincense has fragranced religious ceremonies, births, funerals and other important occasions.
Due to its antibacterial properties it has been most widely used as a form of disinfecting surroundings. As an anti-inflammatory, Frankincense Omani is typically consumed by steeping in water overnight and consuming the water, or chewing the gum resin. It is used by the Middle Eastern and North African communities to strengthen the oral cavity and improve stomach function.
|- Myrrh -|
Along with gold and Frankincense, Myrrh was also gifted by the three wise men to the Prophet Isa A.S. (Jesus). Extracted from the bark of the Commiphora trees, the resin hardens and is harvested for multiple uses; most of which are similar to that of Frankincense. It is also used as an oral antiseptic and skin salve. It has been used to help regulate high blood sugar levels and is an effective antioxidant. Myrrh is characteristically darker in colour and has a slighter more bitter taste than Frankincense, which is relatively pleasant in flavour. When burned, Myrrh is effective in killing bacteria.
|- Qustul Hind Mas'hooq (Costus Root Powder) -|
A powder originating in the Himalayan regions, Qustul Hind has been widely used as a traditional and prophetic medicine with an impressive list of suggested health benefits for both topical and internal requirements such as:
Pleurisy, Tonsillitis, Headaches, Repels fever, Removes facial spots, Treats worm infections, Intestinal diseases, Asthma, General respiratory, digestive and excretory health
|- Shilajeet - Himalayan (Edible) -|
A power-packed, organic tar-resin originating in the Himalayas. Consumed by bears post-hibernation, Shilajeet is highly sought after for its energy-enhancing, anti-ageing properties. Packed with more than 84 minerals and fulvic acid, the following are just a few of its innumerable benefits:
|- Musk Kasturi (Edible) -|
Oil (Badr) -|
Extracted from a desert plant, Billisaan is a rare oil hailing from Badr, Saudi Arabia. It is characterized as ‘hot and dry’ and thus used to treat ailments of a ‘wet and cold’ nature. An invigorating and rejuvenating oil, Billisaan is widely used to treat chest ailments, joint pains, inflammation, congestion, liver strengthening, etc.
arabica (Gum Arabic) -|
|- Ithmid (Antimony/Surma/Kohl) -|
|- Vanilla Beans (Madagascar Gold) -|
Disclaimer: The items listed above should be used responsibly, in small quantities and are not intended to diagnose any illness or disease. The information presented on this website is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. The user is advised to test a small amount of the product prior to continuous use.