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Ithmid Kohl Might Kill Eyelash Mites

This might come as a surprise but your eyelashes and eyebrows are a favourite abode for a tiny microscopic mites.

Known commonly as eyelash mites (demodex scientifically) , they lurk around hair follicles and feed on dead skin cells.

The presence of these mites is thought to be normal and that small numbers exist on everybody’s body. The mites feed on dead skin cells and can be good in that way.

However, infestation of eyelash mites can cause various eye irritations such as redness and itchiness.

Eyelash mites have also been associated with skin disorders such as acne and rosacea.

Research on eyelash mites is still ongoing and it is likely more will be discovered about their nature and effect on health, especially eyes related conditions, in the future.

Ithmid kohl /surma might kill eyelash mites

Ithmid Kohl kills microbes

It has been known since ancient times that Ithmid kohl /Surma has antimicrobial properties.

While mentioning the benefits of Ithmid (Antimony) Kohl, Imam ibn al-Qayyim said :

“… And it (Ithmid) removes the extra (dead) flesh from wounds and makes it heal, and it cleans its dirt (pus etc) and purifies it.” [Zaad Al-Ma’aad]

Historically antimony compounds and antimony based medical drugs have been used as a treatment for a range of diseases caused by bacteria or parasites in humans and animals such as protozoan infection and schistosomiasis.

It is not far fetched to speculate that one of the benefits of Ithmid kohl/surma is to prevent unwanted outbreaks of eyelash mites which will have negative effects on eye health.

This can easily be scientifically tested in lab by seeing the effect of an original Ithmid kohl/surma powder sample on an isolated eyelash mites.

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Benefits of Ithmid Surma/Kajal for the eyes

The especial Ithmid Surma/Kajal is the best type of Surma/Kajal to be used for the eyes. This is because it has been   personally used and praised by prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), who was inspired by Allah , Glorified be he.

Benefits of Ithmid Surma/ Kajal for the eyes

1. Ithmid Surma/Kajal cleanses the eyes of harmfull substances. This includes dirt, dust, germs as well as other chemicals which can harm your eyes in the long term.

For example, Nitric oxide is a chemical substance that is produced inside the body as by product of reactions. It can build up in the eyes and cause serious eye diseases.

We simply do not know the true scale of what Ithmid surma/kajal can do for the eyes in terms of protecting it from harmfull substances, both internal and external, and reducing risk for the many eye diseases out there since no one has ever researched this.

But there is no doubt if proper research has been done to examine this, scientists would have found that ithmid surma/ kajal gives best protection possible for the eyes from anything that can harm sight in both the long tetm or short term. As a result,much commom eye problems and diseases will have been avoided.

2. As stated by the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) ithmid surma /kajal both maintains and improves eye sight. This is partly due to its eye cleansing and detoxification effects. But there could be other ways it can does this. Without anyone doing research, we simply do not know how ithmid surma/kajal increases benefits vision. But a muslim has no doubt in it doing so since this has been stated by the one who speaks nothing but truth and who has been given knowledge by Allah.

3. Ithmid Surma / kajal grows eye lashes and makes them longer and this in turn acts to protect the eyes from dirt particles and other harmfull things.

Those are 3 major benefits of using ithmid surma / kajal for the eyes. All of these benefits are confirmed by authentic hadiths from the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

Is it not enough to convince us in adopting using ithmid surma / kajal for the eyes as a basic routine for all of us muslims ?