Ingredients: Marine Sea Incense Costus Root Powder
Product of India
There are essentially two types of Qust, Indian (Qust al Hindi) and Marine/Sea (Qust al Bahri). Qust al Bahri is milder than the Hindi as the Hindi is a ‘Hot’ herb.
Instructions: Qust is usually used on its own or partnered with water, honey or olive oil.
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Oud Qust Al-Hindi (Indian Costus Root) Powder Referenced in Prophetic Medicine (Islamic Medicine), Qust Al-Hindi is a natural aid that can help support cold and flu symptoms, immune system, and general well-being.
There are many ways to use Oud Qust al Hindi (Costus Root). It can be sniffed, made into a drink with honey and water, burnt on coals and inhaled via smoke or mixed/infused into oil to rub onto the body or made into nose drops.
How to take Qust:
As a general tonic: 1tsp Costus powder, 1tsp Honey in warm water, ideally on an empty stomach, once a day. It is used to treat; stomach pains, stomach upsets, diarrhea, constipation, cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, breathing problems, cleanses the womb, increases fertility, strengthens muscles after labour, contracts the womb, aids weight loss (take twice daily, morning and evening), diabetes (without the honey).
As a skin treatment: 1tsp Costus powder, 1tsp Honey, mix together and apply to the skin surface. Leave for 2 hours and then rinse off. It is used to treat; acne, pimples, spots, scars, burns, nappy rash, mosquito bites, eczema, thrush, piles and as a face mask.
For Body Aches and Detoxification: Mix 1 teaspoon of Costus Root powder in a glass of water and drink.
For Colds and Congestion: Mix Equal Amounts of Costus Root and Honey. Ingest 1 tsp of this paste 3 times daily. 1/2 tsp for children.
For Chest Infections: Mixed with olive oil into a loose paste and administered orally at one side of the mouth. Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture twice daily, away from meal times until symptoms have gone.
For Head, Sinus and Tonsils: A pinch of Qust powder can to be taken via nose inhalation.
For beautification: 1 tsp Costus Root Powder, 1 tsp Honey, 2 tsp Rose water, mix into a paste and apply gently on face. Leave for at least 1 hour. Avoid contact with eyes. May feel hot on skin due to its properties.
Caution: As with any herb, check with a medical doctor before taking. It is not to be taken whilst pregnant. Check with doctor if taking blood thinning medication or high blood pressure medication before taking.