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Indian Aloe Tree  ('Ud)


Benefits and Usage

The indian 'Ud comes in 2 types.  One is used for medicinal purposes, which is called Al-Kust and some people called it Al Qust.  The second type is called Aluwwah, aloe wood which is used as perfume.

Imam Muslim narrated in his Sahih that Ibn Umar radhi Allahu Anhu used to burn dry aloe wood along with some camphor and states that the Messnger of Allaah sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam used to do the same. Also the Messenger of Allaah sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam has described the bounties that the people of Paradise will be enjoying such as having aloe wood.

The 'Ud is hot and dry in the third degree, opens the clogs and does away with gas.  'Ud dries unecessary moisture while strengthening the intestines and brings relief and comfort to the heart.  'Ud also helps the mind, sharpens the senses, constipates and helps relieve the enuresis, bed wetting that results from coldness of the prostate.

Ibn Samjun said "There are several kinds of 'Ud, and they all carry the general name Aluwwah. 'Ud s used in ad out of the body and is burned alone or with other substances. There is a medicinal significance when 'Ud is mixed with camphor, as each makes he other milder.  Burning  'Ud helps cleanse the ar which is one of the six necessary elements for the body's well-being."

Taken from 'Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet sallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam', page 299

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