The Holy Qur’an says:
“And 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 men; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who reflect.” (Qur’an an-Nahl 68-69)
Listed below are some common problems which can be cured by honey:
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:
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.
A teaspoon of honey before bed aids water retention and calms fears in children.
A dessert 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 food qualities!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.
Honey in water is a stabilizer – calms highs and raises lows. Use approx. 25 percent honey to water.
Honey is the best blood en-richer by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey the more minerals it contains.
Cakes with honey replacing sugar stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics. Reduce liquids by approx. one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.
These people are well advised to replace white sugar (sucrose) with honey, natural fructose and glucose.
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.
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.
Honey rubbed on a baby’s gums is a mild sedative and anaesthetic.
English research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilization and prevents osteoporosis. Essential from age 50 onwards.
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.
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