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More than 60 types of plants mentioned in the Noble Qur’an, the Noble Hadith and the purified Sunnah of the Prophet
Scientific Name: Buxus dioica Forssk.
Arabic name(s): الكَتَم
English name(s): Buxus/ Katam hair dye
Growth form: Katam is an evergreen shrub or small tree.
Genus: Buxus L.
Species: Buxus dioica Forssk.
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
Narrated by AbuDharr: The Prophet (Peace and Blessing be Upon Him) said: “The best things with which grey hair are changed are henna and katam.” Sunan Abu-Dawud, combing the hair book.
Habitat & Distribution:
Katam is a plant that originally grows in valleys of Yemen. Also it distributes in the tropical areas of Asia and Africa.