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On Turnips (Al-Saljam)

Abu Bakr Muhammad b. al-Huraysh narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from ‘Ali b. Musayyib from al-‘Abd al-Salih [Musa al-Kazim], peace be upon him, that he said: “Eat turnips (al-lift), that is al-saljam, for there is not one who has a strain of leprosy ('irq al-min al-judham) but that the eating of turnips (al-saljam) dissolves it.” He [‘Ali b. Musayyib] asked: “Raw or cooked?” He replied: “Both”.

From Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, that he said: “There is no creature who has in him a strain of leprosy but that it is dissolved by [eating] turnips (al-saljam).”