Ceylon Cornel / Waras / Warss (ورس) is used as an ointment to treat spots, rashes and pimples that appear on the surface of the skin. Warss constipates, has a drying quality and helps against leprosy when taken as a drink.
Narrated by Tirmizi, Zaid Bin Al-Arqam Radi Allaho Anh related from Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam that he advised:
“مِن ذَاتِ الجَنْبِ وَرْساً وقُسْطاً وزيتاً يُلَدُّ به”
“Use Warss, Qust-al-Bahri & Olive oil for Pleurisy”
[Ibn Majah: 3596; Book. 31; Hadees. 3467]