Ithmid is a black Kohl stone that is powdered and used to beautify the eyes, eyelashes, and eyebrows. It is known for its unique health benefits, as well as being a traditional and natural method of beautifying the eyes. It is said that when it is put in the eyes it protects them from falling particles, reduces blemishes on the skin of the eyelid, and prevents styes. It also relieves headache when mixed with honey diluted in water. It is a great cure for dry eyes, as well. It can be placed on the eyelid or directly under the eye. It also helps reduce the growth of a skin flap on the eyelid (ptosis).
Many different types of Kohl have been used in the past, but most of them do not carry the same health and beauty benefits as Ithmid. This is because most of them do not contain antimony which is a natural substance that has a number of medical properties and is safe for the eyes. Ithmid has been praised and affirmed by the prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and he even ordered that it should be used.
Other non-Ithmid kohls are essentially eyeliners and mascaras that are made from various chemicals that make them unsuitable for men to use, as they cause harm to the eyes. Ithmid Kohl, on the other hand, does not cause any harm and is perfectly suited for men to use, as it has been proven to have a wide range of health benefits for the eyes.