Originally published in 1999 on Zaynab
Quran in Surat an-Nahl vr.68-69 says:
your Lord revealed to the bee saying:
Make hives in the mountains and in the
trees and in what they build:
Then eat of all the fruits and walk in the ways of
your Lord submissively.
There comes forth from within it a beverage of many colours,
in which there is healing for mankind;
most surely there is a sign in
this for a people who reflect."
your daily problems by using Honey and know how honey can cure it and how useful
it is. Listed
below are some common problems which can be cured by honey :
centuries, the great power and strength possessed by honey has been under
estimated by scientists. If only they looked towards Islam, they would
have found an element whose curing ability has surprised all levels of
A few of
the very many cures from honey have been outlined:
freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without
scarring. Apart from being a salve and antibiotic, bacteria cannot live in
of honey before bed aids water retention and calms fears in children.
spoon of honey in a mug of hot milk aids sleep and works wonders!
Honey is a
mild sedative with minerals, vitamins, amino acids etc.
Replace all white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no
dessert spoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering
your head with a towel over the basin.
wound with honey and a bandage. Excellent healer.
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.)
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
with apple cider vinegar approx. 50/50 and dilute to taste with water. This aids
digestion. (Also reputed to be wonderful for the joints.)
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
teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat.
Eases inflamed raw tissues.
water is a stabilizer - calms highs and raises lows. Use approx. 25 percent
honey to water.
the best blood en-richer by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey the
more minerals it contains.
honey replacing sugar stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics. Reduce
liquids by approx. one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.
people are well advised to replace white sugar (sucrose) with honey, natural
fructose and glucose.
the tops of comb honey stimulates the immune system due to minuteamounts 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.
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.
rubbed on a baby's gums is a mild sedative and anaesthetic.
research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilization and
prevents osteoporosis. Essential from age 50 onwards.
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
dessertspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water. Sip at start of
attack. If necessary repeat in 20 minutes. Always effective (so tip goes) as
migraine is stress related.
dissolved in equal quantity of warm water. Apply, when cooled, as lotion or eye
2 oz. glycerin
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly. Use as required
Keep honey in first aid cupboard
for emergency use, and another in the kitchen cupboard.
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