Treating Pimples – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Treating Pimples

Prophet’s Guidance on treating Pimples

ذكر ابن السُّنى فى كتابه عن بعض أزواج النبىِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، قالت: دخل علىَّ رسولُ الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وقد خرج فى أصبعى بَثْرَةٌ، فقال: “عِنْدَكِ ذَرِيرةٌ” ؟ قلت: نعم. قال: “ضَعيها عليها”، وقُولى: “اللَّهُمَّ مُصَغِّرَ الكَبِيرِ، ومُكبِّرَ الصَغِيرِ، صَغِّرْ مَا بِى”. (حديث ضعيف)

Ibn As-Sunni said in his book that one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said “Once the Messenger of Allah came by when I had a pimple on my finger, he saw it & asked:” Do you have a Tharirah (arum or sweet Flag), I said, Yes”. He said, “Place it on the pimple. He then said, Say, O Allah who Transforms the big to small and the small to big, make what I am suffering from small” (Weak Hadith).

Tharirah (Arum) is an Indian remedy made of arum cane. Arum is hot and dry and helps against stomach and liver tumors, dropsy and it strengthens the heart as well.

وفى “الصحيحين” عن عائشة أنها قالت: طيَّبْتُ رسولَ الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بيَدِى بذَرِيرةٍ فى حَجَّةِ الوَداع للحِلِّ والإحْرَامِ

In the Sahihain, it is narrated that Aishah Radi Allaho Anha said “I perfumed the Messenger of Allah with my hands using Tharirah (Arum) during the farewell Hajj and while the state of Ihram and otherwise.

The pimple is a growth that results from hot harmful, septic substances that push towards the skin so as to find a way out of the body. The pimple needs to mature and to then be opened and extracted, such as by using the Tharirah, which helps extract the septic matter from the pimple, along with giving a good aroma. Tharirah soothes the hotness of the pimple. This is why the author of Al-Qanoon said, “There is no better remedy for the burns than the Tharirah, when it is blended with rose essence and vinegar.

Tharirah is also called “Sweet Flag”, in URDU, it is known as Charaitah.