Is it true that Imam ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah has mentioned in Zadul Ma’ad, chapter of Tibbun Nabawi that ants were used in the treatment of vitiligo [A skin disease]?
Imam ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah (rahimahullah) has suggested certain treatments for vitiligo. Among them: Onion seeds, garlic mixed with a honey paste, black seed with vinegar, cress blended with vinegar
(Zadul Ma’ad, vol. 4 pgs. 266, 271, 274, 276, 283, 370)
I have not come across mention of ants being used as a treatment.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,
As a rule, one should always consult a qualified Herbalist in matters like these, as they would know the methods, and doses that are suited to each individual.
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar