When the time comes around to set the table and knockback your favourite munch you may be under the illusion that the size of the pie is what counts i.e. the more you eat the worse-off you’ll be when you step on the scales. And in reality how much you eat of can have negative effects on how you feel about yourself, what the scale says and so on, but what you put into your body should be the first thing you think about.
Ibn Qayyim in his book ‘Medicine of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)’ states that it heats the body, aids the digestive process, softens the stomach mildly, helps open a clogged liver and strengthens sexual power, among other benefits. It can be used fresh, dried, powdered, as an oil or juice and can also be processed in food and cosmetics (used as kohl).