Musk oil is an expensive and rare commodity. It is extracted from the musk glands of the endangered Musk Deer and is a highly prized as a quality ingredient for high-grade fragrances. In earlier times, it was necessary to slaughter the musk deer in order to obtain the musk. Advances in the field of chemistry has enabled artificial synthesis of musk, which does not necessitate killing the animal. However, the potency of organic musk remains unquestionable and has been used throughout the ages. While it was originally used as a perfume, it soon found medicinal uses and was actively used by the Chinese.
Islamic Perspective of Musk Oil
Musk has a prominent place in tibenabvi, as The Holy Prophet (SAW) was fond of using perfumes. White musk is considered the king of all perfumes. Such is its quality that it is simply incomparable to other perfumes. As narrated by Hazrat Abu Said Al-Khudri (RA), The Holy Prophet (SAW) quoted “The best type of perfume is Musk” (Sahih Muslim).
Hazrat Aisha (RA) narrates that she used to anoint The Holy Prophet (SAW) with musk perfume before assuming Ihram, on the Day of the Sacrifice and before Tawaaf around the Sacred House (Ka’bah). This goes to show that perfume is considered completely alright to be used along with Islamic religious ceremonies and prayer to Allah. In fact, Hazrat Anas (RA) stated that The Holy Prophet (SAW) would not refuse perfume (Tirmidhi and Bukhari).
Tibenabvi Benefits of Musk Perfume
There are numerous benefits of musk oil. It is both fragrant and good for the skin. It is an integral part of Chinese herbal medicines and is quite expensive to procure. Following are the tibenabvi benefits of using Musk oil:
1. Musk Oil Massage Cures Several Skin Diseases
Rose Musk oil is an excellent topical applicant for curing skin diseases. Almost anything ranging from acne and psoriasis to eczema and irritated skin can be easily treated with musk oil. It contains high amounts of vitamin A, which stimulated skin regeneration in areas which have been damaged by irritation.
2. Musk Oil Massage to Cure Colds
Musk oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it very suitable for treating common cold. The disease inflames the internal nasal passageways, which restricts the airflow. This consequently forces the lungs to exert more pressure to breathe, resulting in wheezing and shortness of breath. Musk oil works as an antihistamine and reduces their swelling. For using it, simply apply a few drops just below the nose so the volatile, fragrant musk can enter the nostril. This will significantly alleviate the symptoms and improve breathing.
3. Musk Oil Improves Digestive System
Musk oil is not just limited to fragrances and topical applications. It is also an effective remedy for treating digestive system ailments. It is useful for treating numerous gut problems from flatulence and bloating to indigestion and stomach cramps. Take a generous amount of musk oil and apply it to your abdominal area. Massage thoroughly with clockwise motions until it has been absorbed completely by the skin. The clockwise motion promotes digestion and peristalsis movement.
4. Enhances Immune System
Musk oil is antibacterial in nature, hence it kills bacteria when applied on skin. This prevents bacteria from multiplying because they target sweats areas. Since the musk prevents their propagation, the body is left clean. Bacteria also exudes bad smell as a result of respiration. Musk prevents this and keeps you smelling clean and fragrant.
5. White Musk for Treating Open Wounds
Musk oil’s antibacterial nature and potential to accelerate healing makes it a choice ointment for treating injuries. The fragrant smelling oil eliminates bacteria, thus preventing infections. It does not sting as compared to alcohol and other sanitizers. This greatly facilitates in pediatric cases for treatment of children. It accelerates the healing process of the body. As a result, you can return to healthy condition in minimum time. A clean applicator for applying musk oil should be used every time. The site of the wound should also be cleaned to remove debris and dead skin.