Ithmid Kohl is a type of kohl made from the mineral antimony. This type of kohl is very good for the eyes as it helps to brighten them and also makes the eye lashes stronger. This is one of the many beneficial aspects of ithmid kohl and is confirmed by several authentic hadiths, including a hadith from Ibn Abbaas Radiyallahu Anhu in which the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam stated: ‘Use the kuhl of ithmid; it brightens the vision and strengthens the growth of the eye lashes.’
There is another benefit of ithmid kohl which is that it acts as a natural UltraViolet (UV) radiation blocker. This is because of the properties of this stone and its coloration, which act to reflect the sun’s harmful UV rays away from the eye. When the kohl is applied around the eyes, it forms an invisible layer of protection which can be especially helpful for people who have to spend much time in front of the computer screen or outside.
This is why a number of scholars recommend that ithmid kohl be used as often as possible, particularly in countries where the UV levels are high. It is also recommended to apply it to the inside of the nose, where the light can be absorbed and reflected back into the eyes. This can also help to reduce glare, which can be difficult for some people to deal with. In addition, there are a number of benefits from using kohl which are proven by modern research, such as the fact that it lowers intraocular pressure and acts as a vasodilator which improves blood flow to the eye, thereby decreasing the risk of cataracts and other eye diseases.