At-Termezey and Ibn Majah narrated that the Messenger of Allah asked Asma bint ‘Umais, “How do you deal with constipation?” She said, “By using Shubrum (euphorbia piteous).” The Prophet said it is hot and too strong laxative.” She then said. ” In addition, I also use Senna,” and the Prophet replied, “If there is a cure that prevents death, it would be Senna.”

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, 

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 wrapped skin.

Shubrum is among the medications that doctors do not advise people to use because it is a powerful 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. Senna 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. Senna helps against lice, headaches, mange, pustules, rashes, and epilepsy. It is better to cook the Senna 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, Ar-Razi said, “Senna and fumitory help extract bodily wastes and helps against leprosy and rashes when one takes four to seven measures of each remedy.” Allah knows best.

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