The Oil of Jasmine

Al-‘Abbas b. ‘Asim al-Mu'adhdhin narrated from Ibrahim b. al-Mufaddal from Hammad b. ‘Isa from Hariz b. ‘Abd Allah al-Sijistani from Abu Hamza from Abu Ja’far Muhammad al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘The Messenger of Allah, blessings on him, said: “There is no oil more beneficial for the body than oil of jasmine (al-zanbaq). In it are numerous benefits and healing for seventy illnesses.”

From Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: “Use al-kays and anoint yourselves with it, for in it is a healing for seventy illnesses.” We said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, what is al-kays?” He replied “Jasmine (al-zanbaq), that is the al-raziqi variety.”