For Pain in the Side

Muhammad b. Kathir al-Bazwadi narrated from Muhammad b. Sulayman, who studied the teachings of the Ahl al-Bayt from Al-Ridha’, peace be upon him, that he said: I complained to ‘Ali b. Musa Al-Ridha’ peace be upon him, of a pain on my right and left side (janb). He said: “What about the ‘comprehensive medication’, for it is a well-known medication” — meaning by it the medicine previously mentioned. He said: “As for the right side, take one grain of it with a decoction of cumin. For the left side, take it with a decoction of celery root (usul al-karafs).” I said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, shall I take one or two mithqal of it?” He replied: “No, rather take the weight of one grain and you will recover, Allah, the Exalted, willing.”