Cool Your Eyes with Surma!
Surma, not only enhances the beauty of the eyes, but can be used for its medicinal benefits too.
Surma… remember the shiny stone which our elders used to rub on a smooth coarse surface; like a tile or a big sickle (Koita) , and apply it in our eyes , especially when going out for the Friday prayers?
Surma is called as Kohal in Tibb-Unani Medicine. Kohal is the sufoof (fine powder), which is applied on the eyes or to the inner surface of the eye lid, with the help of a thin stick or either mixed with water or oil for the base.
Kohal is the finest powder form of the medicinal preparation used externally to strengthen the eyesight and to cure other eye aliments.
Surma is a greyish black coloured shiny stone which is rubbed on the hard surface like stone or a tile. It is obtained from the rock which is situated in Saudi Arabia.
It mainly consists of mica , lead and graphite. Which is available in the form of stone and powdered. The best quality is one which is hard stone type and rubbed on a hard surface for application with a cleaned finger tip.