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
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
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
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
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