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Alternative Medicines : The Miracle of Honey

By Vivian bint Joan Taylor

 

More than 1,400 years ago Allah and His messenger sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), told us that honey can heal a variety of medicical problems.

 

Allah says in the Quran, "And the lord inspired the bee, saying: Take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees ad in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)'. There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is indeed a sign for people who think." [16:68-69]

 

The Prophet, sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), has also told us of the healing found within honey for a variety of medical problems, including stomach ailments. One hadeeth, reported by Bukhari, states that a man came to the Prophet , sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), because his brother had a stomach disorder. The Prophet said "Let him drink honey." The man returned a second time and again the Prophet , sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), responded again, "Let him drink honey." The man returned again, and said "I have done that." The Prophet then responded, "Allah has said the truth, but your brother's stomach has told a lie. Let him drink honey." He drank it and was cured.

 

Tirmithi, Ibn Majah and Baihaqi also reported that the Prophet, sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), said, "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran."

 

Modern medicine is only just learning of this fact. Traditional uses of honey have included honey mixed with lemon for sore throats. Honey coats the throat and reduces throat irritation. Research has already shown that honey blocks the growth of oral bacteria. Honey has also been used for stomach pains and problems. Modern research shows that honey is effective when used in the treatment of gastric or peptic stomach ulcers. Research has also revealed that honey is effective in the treatment of various wounds and infections because of its antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal) properties.

 

Researchers are not absolutely sure why honey heals but they are learning new things about honey everyday. We do know that honey contains a variety of sugars and minerals. Honey is also considered an antioxidant. This means it allows the blood to circulate better and provide more oxygen to areas of the body such as the brain. Honey can also be used externally to promote healing when applied to wounds, even postoperative wounds. Honey has also been effective in its use to treat burns. It has even been shown to be low in calories and useful as a sweetener for diabetics, people with heart disease or those overweight.

 

Although there is healing in honey for a variety of medical disorders, certain precautions should be taken. If you have any known allergies to specific plants, then you should make sure the honey you are using is not made from that plant. People with allergies to bee stings should be careful when using other bee-related broducts such as propolis or royal jelly. If these precautions are followed, then honey may provide healing for you.

 

As Muslims, we must acknowledge and accept that Allah and His Prophet, sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), know better and have revealed the truth. We should, therefore, study the research that is available, not to confirm or deny the truth that has been revealed by Allah and his Prophet, sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), but to learn of new ways we can use honey.

 

 

Source: Islamzine

Courtesy: www.everymuslim(contact admin if its a beneficial link)

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subhanALLAH..

 

jazak Allah khairun for sharing the sweet information....

 

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Assalamu alaikum, Waiyyakum everybody, here are some more facts of oney and Bees, SubhanAllah!!!!!!!!!

 

Amazing facts.. About Honey and Bees

 

 

1. Did you know that bees have 4 wings?

2. The honeybee's wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.

3. A bee flies at a rate of about 12 miles per hour.

4. How many eyes does a honeybee have? Five.

5. The queen bee is the busiest in the summer months, when the hive needs to be at its maximum strength. She will lay about 1,000 to 1,500 eggs per day.

6. In the cold winter months, bees will leave the hive only to take a short cleansing flight. They are fastidious about the cleanliness of their hive.

7. Honeybees do not die out over the winter. They feed on the honey they collected during the warmer months and patiently wait for spring. They form a tight cluster in their hive to keep the queen and themselves warm.

8. It takes 35 pounds of honey to provide enough energy for a small colony of bees to survive the winter.

9. Honeybee colonies have unique odors that members flash like identification cards at the hive's front door. All the individual bees in a colony smell enough alike so that the guard bees can identify them.

 

Amazing Facts...About The Work of the Honeybee

1. The honeybee is not born knowing how to make honey; the younger bees are taught by the more experienced ones.

2. A honeybee visits between 50 and 100 flowers during one collection flight from the hive.

3. In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited.

4. A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey.

5. One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year.

6. An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

7. At the peak of the honey-gathering season, a strong, healthy hive will have a population of approximately 50,000 bees.

8. It would take approximately 1 ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.

9. Honey is the primary food source for the bee. The reason honeybees are so busy collecting nectar from flowers and blossoms is to make sufficient food stores for their colony over the winter months. The nectar is converted to honey by the honeybee and stored in the wax honeycomb.

 

 

Amazing Facts...About Honey and Your Health

1. Honey contains vitamins and antioxidants, but is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free!

2. One antioxidant called "pinocembrin" is only found in honey.

3. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.

4. Honey has the ability to attract and absorb moisture, which makes it remarkably soothing for minor burns and helps to prevent scarring.

5. Honey speeds the healing of open wounds and also combats infection.

6. As recently as the First World War, honey was being mixed with cod liver oil to dress wounds on the battlefield.

7. Modern science now acknowledges honey as an anti-microbial agent, which means it deters the growth of certain types of bacteria, yeast and molds.

8. Honey and beeswax form the basics of many skin creams, lip-balms, and hand lotions.

9. According to Dr. Paul Gold, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, "people remember things much better after they've consumed glucose, a form of sugar found in honey."

10. Honey is nature's energy booster! It provides a concentrated energy source that helps prevent fatigue and can boost athletic performance.

11. Recent studies have proven that athletes who took some honey before and after competing recovered more quickly than those who did not.

12. Honey supplies 2 stages of energy. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost. The fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy.

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More than 1,400 years ago Allah and His messenger sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam (peace be upon him), told us that honey can heal a variety of medicinal problems.

 

Allah says in the Qur'an, "And the lord inspired the bee, saying: Take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)'. There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is indeed a sign for people who think." [Qur'an 16:68-69]

 

The Prophet, sallallahu aleyhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), has also told us of the healing found within honey for a variety of medical problems, including stomach ailments. One hadeeth, reported by Bukhari, states that a man came to the Prophet , sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam (peace be upon him), because his brother had a stomach disorder. The Prophet sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam said "Let him drink honey." The man returned a second time and again the Prophet , sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam (peace be upon him), responded again, "Let him drink honey." The man returned again, and said "I have done that." The Prophet sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam then responded, "Allah has said the truth, but your brother's stomach has told a lie. Let him drink honey." He drank it and was cured.

 

Tirmizi, Ibn Majah and Baihaqi also reported that the Prophet, sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam (peace be upon him), said, "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Qur'an."

 

Courtesy: www.everymuslim(contact admin if its a beneficial link)

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Thank you soo much :D Green Tea with Honey is the Best thing to Have in the Morning :D

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:D for all the info about honey & the honey bee. i have been thinking of keeping bees in my garden for a long time but havn't got down to doing it. insha Allah i'll do it after Eid. there is a centre of training in beekeeping here.

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Assalam Alaikum

 

Mashah Allah.. Wonderful information..

 

Jazaak Allah Khair for sharing..

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:D for sharing, i used to wonder y my dad uses it so much.

 

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This is an excerpt from a fatwa:

 

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

 

With regard to the Prophet’s guidance concerning drinking, it is the most perfect guidance that maintains good health. He used to drink honey mixed with cold water. This is very healthy and no one can understand how healthy it is except the most prominent doctors. For drinking honey on an empty stomach dissolves phlegm, cleanses the stomach, reduces its viscosity, washes away waste matter, warms it up a little and opens its inlet and exit. It has a similar effect on the liver, kidneys and urethra. It is more beneficial to the stomach than any other kind of sweet that enters it. However it may cause side effects in people who are suffering from jaundice because it is hot and jaundice is hot, so it may aggravate it; in order to avoid this effect vinegar may be added, then honey will become beneficial and drinking it will be more useful than many or most of the drinks that are made from sugar, especially for those who are not used to these drinks, for if they drink them they will not suit them as well as honey does, or even come close.

 

With regard to drinking it when it is collected and well-prepared, this is one of the most beneficial things for the body, and one of the greatest means of preserving health; it is very refreshing and energizing, and it is good for the liver and heart. If it is well-prepared it provides nutrition and makes food reach all parts of the body in the most effective manner.

 

Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/224, 225

 

And he said (may Allaah have mercy on him):

 

Honey contains great benefits, for it cleanses impurities from the veins and stomach etc, whether it is eaten or applied to the skin. It is good for the elderly, the phlegmatic and those whose humours are cold and wet. It is nourishing, aids digestion, energizes, makes unpleasant medicine palatable, is good for the liver and chest, is a diuretic and helps to ease coughs caused by phlegm. If it is drunk warm mixed with rosewater it is beneficial for one who has been bitten by a scorpion or who has consumed opium. If it is drunk on its own mixed with water, it is good for the one who has been bitten by a rabid dog or eaten poisonous mushrooms. If fresh meat is placed in honey, it will stay fresh for three months, as will cucumbers, pumpkins and eggplants. Many fruits can be kept in it for six months. It will also preserve a dead body, and it is known as the trustworthy preserver. If the body of one who is afflicted with lice is painted with honey, it will kill the lice and their eggs. It makes the hair long, beautiful and smooth. If used on the eyes like kohl it clears the vision. If the teeth are brushed with it, it whitens the teeth and makes them bright, and keeps the gums healthy. It opens the veins and induces menstruation. If taken on an empty stomach it takes away phlegm and cleanses the stomach, clearing away waste matter and restoring the correct temperature. It does likewise to the liver, kidneys and urethra.

 

As well as all this, it has no side effects and causes little harm. It may cause side effects in one who is suffering from jaundice, but that may be counteracted by vinegar and the like, in which case it becomes very beneficial for him.

It is a kind of nourishment, a kind of medicine, a kind of drink, a kind of sweet, a kind of cream. There is nothing that has been created for us for a similar purpose that is better than it, or even comes close. The ancient peoples relied on it, and in most of the books of the ancients there is no mention of sugar at all and it was unknown to them, for it is something that is very new. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to drink honey mixed with water on an empty stomach, and this is the secret of maintaining good health that no one can understand except one who is intelligent and blessed.

 

Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/33, 34.

 

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Thanks for sharing but one advice dont get refined honey (branded ones) from stores . Try to get 1st level original honey from farms if you know some1 who does honey extracting business

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Salaams mac,

I'm with you... that is the best way to go!

 

The PURE bee honey is the best.

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Thanks for sharing but one advice dont get refined honey (branded ones) from stores . Try to get 1st level original honey from farms if you know some1 who does honey extracting business

 

this is really hard to get. i buy the ones labeled "pure honey" and with minimal additives. good enough?

 

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:sl: for posting.

 

I received an email quite a while ago about how good a mixture of honey and cinnamon is. I vaguely remember that it is helpful for a person who feels tired.

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Salaams,

Jazak Allahu khair for sharing the tip about honey & cinnamon. I got curious and looked it up. Apparently it helps with a number of conditions. I'm going to try it inshaAllah.

 

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