from the book, Natural healing with the Medicine of the Prophet
from the book of The Provisions of the Hereafter by Imam Ibn Qayim
Al Jawziya (1292-1350 C.E.)
Henna is cold in the first degree and dry in the second. the medicinal
properties and potency of the henna tree and its branches comprise:
1. a dissolving factor of the flaccidity of an organ, which characteristic
comes from a balancing moisture it contains; and
2. it contains a costive characteristic of a cold earth substance.
Some benifits of Henna include:
treatment of burns, congruity with nerves when used in poultices(soft
moist heated mass spread on cloth and applied to the sore), and
is used for the treatment of ulcers of the mouth, stomach, burns,
and hot swellings.
Applying a decoction of henna to cuts has the same medicinial
effects as those of the dragon's-blood tree. (Dracaena draco,
a native of the Canery Islands; any of the genus Dracanea, of
the agave family. Arabic: dam al-akhawain)
Imam Trimidi and Imam al Baihaqi reported in their sahih that
Umm Salma said: "Allah's Messenger Peace and Blessings of
Allah Be Upon Him, never suffered from a wound or a thorn withour
applying henna to it." Applying a decoction made of henna
and rose balm mixed with melted candlelight wax also helps in
the treatment of pleurisy.
Henna also helps in the treatment of small pox in its early stages.
This is done by tinging the bottom of the child's feet with henna,
and this will prevent its progression to his eyes. This treatment
is well known fact and a most common treatment in the case of
When blossoms of henna are placed in a woolen garment, they perfume
it and prevent moths. When Henna leaves are soaked in fresh water
then squeezed and the infusino is drunk, 20 drachms mixed with
10 drachms of sugar, taken daily for forty days, or cooking a
lambs meat with it and using it in ones diet for such a period,
it helps in the treatment of leprosy in its early stages.
Balm and Paste
Henna Balm also benifits in the treatment of the cracking of nails.
This is done by drinking the water of soaked henna leaves for
ten days. Henna paste also helps in the upkeep of healthy nails
and beautifies them.
Mixing henna powder with purified ghee (middle eastern butter)
also helps hot swellings that produce yellow puss when used as
poultice, and is a treatment for scabies, itch and manage.
also helps hair growth, increases youthfulness, beinifits one's
vision, augments sexual drive, and is useful for the treatment
of blisters, pimples, and skin pustules between the legs.