At-Termezey and Ibn Majah narrated that the Messenger of Allah asked Asma bint ‘Umais,
Further, Ibn Majah narrated that Abdullah Ibn Umm Haram said that he heard the Messenger of Allah saying:
“Use Senno and Sanoot (cumin), because they cure every disease, except Saam.” He was asked, “What is Saam?” He said, ‘Death’. ”
The Prophet asked the woman about what she uses to treat constipation, meaning what cure she uses to help soften the stool so that the body is able to get rid of its harmful waste. In another narration of the Hadith, the Prophet “ asked Asma’ about what she uses to cure constipation, and she mentioned the Shubrum (Euphorbias piteous), which is the bark of the root of the euphoric tree and which is dry and hot in the fourth degree. The best type of Shubrum is the one reddish in color, which is soft and feels like wrapping the skin.
Shubrum is among the medications that doctors do not advise people to use because it is a very strong laxative. In the Hadith, the Prophet described Shubrum as being hot and a strong laxative.
Senna is a plant that grows in Al-Hijaz (Western Arabia) and the best kind of it grows in Mecca, Senna is hot and dry in the first degree and it is a good, mild medication that does not cause any side effects. Senno helps against bile and black bile ailments and strengthens the heart, which is another good quality that this medication contains. Senno is useful against melancholic obsession and corporal incisions relax the muscles and improve the hair. Senno helps against lice, headaches, pustules, rashes, and epilepsy. It is better to cook the Senno whole and drink three measures of its soup than to cook it crushed. In addition, it is better to cook the Senno mixed with violet flowers and red raisins, after removing the seeds,
As for Sonoot (cumin), there is a difference of opinion concerning its nature. Umar bin Bakr As-Saksaki, for instance, said that Sonoot is either honey or butter extract. Another opinion suggests that Sonoot is a seed that resembles the Kammon (cumin), as Ibn Al-Arabi has asserted. The fourth and fifth opinions suggest that Sonoot is the Persian cumin or fennel. According to Abu Hanifah Ad-Daynocri. The sixth opinion suggests that it is the Shibitt (dill), and the seventh opinion suggests that it is the date, according to Abu Bakr bin As-Sunni, The eighth opinion suggests that it is honey that exists in the butter – skin, according to Abdul-Latif Al-Baghdadi, Some doctors stated that the last meaning is the most probable. In this case, the Sanoot is prepared by blending Senno powder with some honey mixed with ghee, as this is better than taking the Senna by itself. Then one lick the mixture that contains the Senna, as in this case the Senna taste will be made milder, because of the honey and butter, which will In addition assist the laxative power of the Senna. Allah knows best.