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Warss is a botanical drug grown in the home. It is used in the treatment of vitiligo, leprosy, sores, palpitations, flatulence and stones. It is also used in the treatment of "jazzaz" by breaking the branches of oud al wars and placing it over the lichen. Warss is also mixed with aloes and jasmine, and left to boil. It is then applied on the body.1

Umm Muhammad recalls that warss would be applied on the body, and would also be used in dyeing the kandora. Warss is yellow in colour, the same as that of saffron. Warss is also considered an adornment for the bride, which is applied on her face three days before her wedding. Warss would also be applied on children (yahil), in addition to its use as a treatment for children’s navels, for which warss or powder of antimony would be used.2

 

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