On Endive

Muhammad b. Ja’far al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b. Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b. Sinan b. ‘Abd Allah al-Sinani al-Zahiri from Yunus b. Zabyan from Muhammad b. Abu Zaynab from Ja’far b. Muhammad al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, from his forefathers from Amir al-Mu’minin, peace be upon him, that he said: “Eat endive, for there is not a morning when the drops of heaven do not fall on it.”

From Muhammad b. Abu Nasr from his father from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, that he [the father] said: I complained to him of a disturbance in my head and my teeth and a throbbing in my eye, so that my face was swollen from it. He, peace be upon him, said: “Take this endive and extract its juice. Take the juice and pour over it a lot of lump sugar. It will relieve it and drive away its harm.” He [the father] said: I went to my house and treated it that night before I slept. I drank it and slept, and in the morning I was cured of it, praise be to Allah.