MUGWORT ~ Afsanteen ~ شيح – Tibb-e-Nabawi

MUGWORT ~ Afsanteen ~ شيح

اللَّهُمَّ إنَّكَ خَلاَّقٌ عظيمٌ، إنَّكَ رَبُّ العَرْشِ العَظيمِ. اللَّهُمَّ إنَّكَ البَرُّ الجَوَادُ الكَريمُ اغْفِرْ لي وارْحَمْنِي وعَافِني وارْزُقْنِي واسْتُرْنِي واجْبُرنِي وارفَعْنِي واهْدِني ولا تُضِلَّنِي وأدخِلْنِي الجَنَّة بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أرَحَمَ الرَّاحمينَ إليْكَ يا رَبِّ فَحَبِّبْني، وفِي نَفْسي لكَ رَبِّ فذَلِّلْنِي، وفي أعْيُنِ النَّاسِ فعَظِّمْني، ومِن سَيِّئ الأخْلاقِ فجَنِّبْني

MUGWORT ~ Afsanteen ~ شيح

روى أبو نعيم في الطب عن أبان بن صالح عن أنس – رضي الله تعالى عنه – أن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قال: –  (بخروا بيوتكم بالشيح والمر والصعتر) كنز العمال    – حديث ضعيف 28316

Narrated by Abu Nuaim on the authority of Abban Bin Saleh Bin Anas radi Allaho Anh, that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said : “Fumigate your houses with Mugwort, Myrrh & Thyme”. (Kanz-ul-Ummal) (Weak Hadith)

Apart from fumigation, all of the above 3 are edible as well & the combined army of these three will kill the germs, bacteria & other microbes / organisms in intestines Insha’Allah.

Mugwort (Sheeh) leaves are edible, young leaves are boiled as a pot herb or used in salad, they aid in digestion although said to have a bitter taste. Used for centuries as an alternative medicine, it is antibacterial, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, haemostatic, nervine, purgative, stimulant, stomachic, and tonic, cleansing toxins from the blood. An infusion of the leaves and flowering tops is used in the treatment of all matters connected to the digestive system, it increases stomach acid and bile production, eases gas and bloating, improving digestion, the absorption of nutrients and strengthening the entire digestive system.

It is used in alternative medicine to expel intestinal worms, nervous and spasmodic affections, asthma, sterility, functional bleeding of the uterus and menstrual complaints, and diseases of the brain. As a gargle for sore throat, a wash for sores and a poultice for infections, tumors and to stop bleeding. The leaves have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphococcus aureus, Bacillus typhi, B. dysenteriae, streptococci, E. coli, B. subtilis, and pseudomonas. A weak tea made from the infused plant is a good all-purpose insecticide. The fresh or the dried plant repels insects.

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Health Benefits of Artemisia ~ Mugwort

Multiple benefits of Artemisia have been for centuries known in many regions of the world.

Historically and up untill now the plant have been used for a variety of digestive tract disorders. Soothing the inflammation of intestinal tissues, herbal extracts relieve diarrhea and constipation, decrease stomach pain and cramping, and aid digestion by boosting the supply of nutrients to the cells. Artemisia bitter generally improves digestion and stimulates appetite.

Herbal preparations of the plant are considered to be the liver tonic as well. They stimulate its cleansing by enhancing the draining of waste products with the help of the improved bile secretion. Artemisia is often used in jaundice and hepatitis treatment.

Anti-bacterial properties of Artemisia are applied for treating such conditions as parasitic and bladder infections, without damaging intestinal flora. It is especially effective against threadworm and ringworm.

Both in Eastern and Western medicine Artemisia is used for the reproductive system disorders. It decreases the bleeding in a prolonged menstrual cycle, warms the womb to enhance fertility, and soothes menstrual pain.

Nervine properties of mugwort help the patients with epileptic attacks, tension, and anxiety. Its mild narcotic effects can stop hysteria and shaking, as well as enhance a good sleep in case of sleep disorders. Its appetite-stimulating action is beneficial for the patients with depression who refuse to take meals.