It's truly amazing how many miracles there are in the Quran, no letter in the Quran is there for the sake of it but every symbol serves a great purpose and greater meaning to life death and everything before and after that. Among the many miracles of the Quran there are many many medicines and remedies which scientists have been using for decades. The Islamic empire taught the world everything from algebra to surgery, the greatest of empires has benefited the world more than many of us realise (due to Europeans taking credit for 'discovering' things that were already there after the crusades).
Definition (of health):
-Dates-Honey-Olive oil-Black seed-Miswak-Barley-ZamZam
Over the centuries, the great power and strength possessed by honey has been underestimated by scientists. It's an element whose curing ability has surprised all levels of intellect. A few of the very many cures from honey have been outlined:
For burns: Apply freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without scarring. Apart from being a salve and antibiotic, bacteria cannot live in honey.
Bed Wetting: A teaspoon of honey before bed aids water retention and calms fears in children.
Sleeplessness: A dessert spoon of honey in a mug of hot milk aids sleep and works wonders!
Hyperactivity: Honey is a mild sedative with minerals, vitamins, amino acids etc. Replace all white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no food qualities!
Nasal Congestion: Place a dessert spoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin. Very effective.
Wounds or Grazes: Cover wound with honey and a bandage. Excellent healer.
For Fatigue: Dissolve a desert spoon of honey in warm water or quarter honey balance of water in a jug and keep in the fridge. Honey is primarily fructose and glucose and so it is quickly absorbed by the digestive system. (Honey is a unique natural stabilizer - ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition.)
Facial Deep Cleanser: Mix honey with oatmeal approx. 50/50 till thick and apply as a face-pack. Leave on for half an hour then wash off. Great as a deep cleanser for acne etc.
Poor Digestion: Mix honey with apple cider vinegar approx. 50/50 and dilute to taste with water. This aids digestion. (Also reputed to be wonderful for the joints.
Hair Conditioner: Mix honey with equal quantity of Olive Oil and cover head with a warm towel for half an hour then shampoo off. Feeds hair and scalp. Hair will never look or feel better!
Sore Throats: Let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.
For Stress: Honey in water is a stabilizer - calms highs and raises lows. Use approx. 25 percent honey to water.
Anemia: Honey is the best blood en-richer by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey the more minerals it contains.
Food Preservative: Cakes with honey replacing sugar stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics. Reduce liquids by approx. one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.
Heart Patients: These people are well advised to replace white sugar (sucrose) with honey, natural fructose and glucose.
Hay-fever: Chewing the tops of comb honey stimulates the immune system due to minute amounts of pollen. During the season chew for 20 minutes a teaspoon of bee capping (tops) five to six times per day. Highly effective and useful for asthma sufferers as well.
Baby's Bottle: Four teaspoons of honey to a baby's bottle of water is an excellent pacifier and multivitamin additive. If baby's motions are too liquid then reduce by half a teaspoon; if too solid increase by half a teaspoon.
Teething: Honey rubbed on a baby's gums is a mild sedative and anaesthetic.
Osteoporosis: English research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilization and prevents osteoporosis. Essential from age 50 onwards.
Long Life: One common fact worldwide is that the most long-lived people are regular users of honey. An interesting fact yet to be explained is that beekeepers suffer less from cancer and arthritis than any other occupational group worldwide.
Migraine: Use a dessertspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water. Sip at start of attack. If necessary repeat in 20 minutes. Always effective (insha'Allah) as migraine is stress related.
Conjunctivitis (pus in the eye): Honey dissolved in equal quantity of warm water. Apply, when cooled, as lotion or eye bath.
- 6 oz. liquid honey
- 2 oz. glycerine
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly. Use as required
By Dr. M. Laiq Ali Khan
Several anecdotes, incidents, and rules of ethics in using Siwak were mentioned in various references talking on the subject of cleanliness of the mouth.
1 .Trim ethyl amine
2. An alkaloid which may be salvadorine
4. High amounts of fluoride and silica
6. Vitamin C
7. Small amounts of Tannins, saponins, flavonoids & sterols
1 .The mechanical ability of Siwak as a cleaning device to the mouth and its ability to rid the mouth of bacterial plaque (aggregates harmful to the gum)
2. If Siwak is powdered and used with a toothbrush, could it act as an efficient mouth cleaner?
3. As compared to other strongly abrasive toothpowder's, could Siwak rank as highly efficient as to the used material?
The results obtained in this investigation have proved that Siwak and other tree twigs 9 could act as an effective tool in removing soft oral deposits. It could be even used as an effective device in preventive dental programme's in mass populations. The indices used in this investigations were simple and adequate as they discriminated between experimental stages as well as between experimental groups.
It is noticed that the difference between first and fifth week of the mean score of plaque percentage for powdered Siwak is the highest (-11.2%) of all readings. This indicates that powdered Siwak is used with t mechanically proper device i.e. tooth brush will give a great deal of oral cleanliness.
"You recently recovered from illness, hence you are weak, hence don’t eat more. Therefore, that lady prepared a dish from barley and beet root. Then, the Prophet (saws) told Ali "eat from it, it is better for you". (Ibn-e-Maja, Sanad-e-Ahmed, Tirmizi)
"it removes the grief of the patients heart, removes its weakness as any of you removes the dirt from your face after washing it". (Ibn Maja)
"By Allah who hold my life, this removes the dirts of your abdomen as one of you removes the dirt of your face by washing it".
There are sooooo many more natural remedies mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah such as honey with cinnamon, figs, cupping etc etc but these are the ones I had time for today. Hope you enjoyed this article (or articles rather) you can use it more as a reference point for when you need it inshaAllah because I know I will be! (=
Read more: iHijabi: Islamic Medicines and remedies http://ihijabi.blogspot.com/2011/06/islamic-medicines-and-remedies.html#ixzz3KA87jXEZ