The sidr tree (Ziziphus spina-christi) is a natural source for complementary treatment. Sidr is mentioned in the Quran and Hadith, and in books by early Muslim scholars. For example, the use of sidr leaves has been recommended for bathing the dead, upon embracing Islam, and for therapeutic treatment of various medical conditions such as erectile dysfunction, for those who suffers from jinn possession.
Sidr leaf oil is a convenient means of getting the therapeutic benefit of sidr leaves without having the need to use the physical leaves. The oil is concentrated and it would suffice to only use a few drops when needed. Common applications are:
- Adding to bath water to promote a more relaxing soak
- Vapourising using a diffuser
- Inhaling for a quick boost