FOOD OF THE NOBLE QURAN AND SUNNAH HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY – (ASAL)
by Karimah bint Dawoud
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY – (ASAL)
3 key health benefits of honey are related to the fact that
1. Honey is nature’s energy booster
2. Honey is a great immunity system builder
3. Honey is a natural remedy for many ailments
Energy Booster – honey is a great source of natural carbohydrates which are known for effectiveness in instantly boosting performance, endurance and muscle fatigue/tiredness. Even a spoon of honey will keep you going that extra mile inshallah. It contains glucose and fructose which are naturally occurring sugars in fruit, vegetable, grains and honey, the glucose is absorbed quickly to give a natural high
of energy while the fructose is slow release to give a more sustained energy
Boost Immune System -Honey’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease
Before we go into specific ailment I would just like to mention here the Islamic perspective on honey
A man came to the prophet salah al alaihi wa salem and said ” my brother is suffering in his belly” another narration said “his belly is loose”.
The prophet told him “give him honey to dr
ink”. the man went away and retuned ad said
” I have dosed him but it has done him no good” another narration said” it has only increased his diarrhea”.
This took place two or three times, and each time the prophet said
” give him honey.”
on the third or fourth occasion he said
“god has spoken , but your brothers belly has lied”. in
shih of Muslim we read: your brothers belly is a disordered state(‘ariba)meaning his digestion was corrupt and his stomach was weak.
Bukhari, Tibb, 4, 24
Honey contains great benefits and removed impuri
ties from the veins, the intestines and elsewhere. It dissolves moisture when it is eaten and removes excess phlegm in old people and those of cold moist temperament, this issue of temperament is something that we in the west know very little about unless we are privy to Arabic books on this subject or have study Ayurvedic medicine.
Honey is a preservative for meats, fruits and oitments. It was also preserve dead bodies and its known as ” the trustworthy preserver” mashallah!
Nits and lice…it kills them when the skin or hair is anointed with honey…that’s interesting for mums with tiny ones at school or play group. It can lengthen enhance and soften hair.