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Tayeb
05-03-2003, 11:27
Assalamu-alaikum ya Muslimeen and greetings to all others:

Honey is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and is promised to us in the Heaven. I can't atest to any of the advices, so would appreciate responses to the post if you have anything to add or don't agree with any of the statements, Let me share with you a post I received from a Muslim brother:


H O N E Y & C I N N A M O N
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Introduction:-
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It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases.

Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world.

Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries.

Scientists of today also accept honey as a Ram Ban (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.

Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients also.

A famous magazine named Weekly World News published in Canada dated 17 January, 95 has given a list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

Arthritis:-
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Take one part honey to two parts of luke warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly.

It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two.

Or arthritis patients may daily, morning and night take one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

If drunk regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

In a recent research done at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week out of the 200 people so treated practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

Hair Loss:-
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Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair.

It was found very effective if kept for 5 mins. also.

Bladder Infections:-
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Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of luke warm water and drink it.

It destroys the germs of the bladder.

Toothache:-
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Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth.

This may be done 3 times a day daily till such time that the tooth has stopped aching.

Cholesterol:-
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Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, if given to a cholesterol patient, it reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours.

As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day any chronic cholesterol is cured.

As per the information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complains of cholesterol

Colds:-
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Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon luke warm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
daily for 3 days.

This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

Infertility:-
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Yunani and Ayurvedic have been using honey for years in medicine to strengthen the semen of men.

If impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before sleeping, their problem will be solved.

In China, Japan and Far-East countries, women who do not conceive and to strengthen the uterus have been taking cinnamon powder for centuries.

Women who cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.

A couple in Merryland, America had no children for 14 years and had left hope of having a child of their own.

When told about this process husband and wife started taking honey and cinnamon as stated above, the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term.

Upset Stomach:-
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Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS : According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

Heart Diseases:-
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Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread or chappati instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast.

It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.

Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, are kept miles away from the next attack.

Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.

In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that due to the increasing age the arteries and veins which lose their flexibility and get clogged are revitalized.

Immune System:-
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Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.

Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts.

Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

Indigestion:-
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Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

Influenza:-
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A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

Longevity:-
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Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age.

Take 4 spoons of honey, 1spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea.

Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.

Life span also increases and even if a person is 100 years old, starts performing the chores of a 20 year old.

Pimples:-
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Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste.

Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water.

If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root

Skin Infections:-
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Eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections are cured by applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts.

Weight Loss:-
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Daily in the morning, 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water.

If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person.

Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

Cancer:-
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Recent research in Japan and Australia has reveled that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully.

Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month 3 times a day.

Fatigue:-
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Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful than detrimental to the body strength.

Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts are more alert and flexible.

Dr. Milton who has done research says that half tablespoon honey taken in one glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3.00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts decreasing, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

Bad Breath:-
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People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water.

So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Hearing Loss:-
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Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restores hearing.

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Brought to you
By: Kuyil.

Nida
06-03-2003, 13:33
Jazak Allah khair for sharing it ... very beneficial piece of info..

I once read about Honey though... would just like to add that also with this..


-- Honey --

The Holy QURAN in Surat an-Nahl vr.68-69 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."


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:


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 (so tip goes) 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.

source : http://www.themodernreligion.com/index2.html



regds-Nida

Lulua
09-03-2003, 12:29
Assalaamu alaikum.

MashaAllah...both contributions to this topic are having so much advice and information!!

I would merely like to reveal some confirmation of what I have witnessed personally as evidence of the 'curing power' of honey. Actually, in reference to being used as curative measure, I have never heard of cinammon being mentioned in connection with honey...at least from the Islamic standpoint. That is not to say that cinnamon may be a good contributant. Just that I have never heard of it mentioned in the Quran or by the prophet(SAAW) in the ahadith, in particular association with usage of honey.

But...for a cure for many ailments...honey is an excellent ingredient. And something that we are notified of in the Quran, as well as in the traditions of the prophet(SAAW). And so...on that basis...we should take is as such...and not question it.

That said...would like to report of countless incidents of cancer patients whom I have witnessed who have exhausted their means and their bodies with operations and follow-up treatments for the cancers...and then resorted to taking honey (2 spoons full in the morn (on empty stomach) with some water). BTW...when taking the honey in this method as a medicament...one should not take any more food until approx. 2 hours afterwards. Give the honey ample time to digest and make it's way thru the system before clogging it up with other foods. And...it should be taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morn. (right after fajr prayer is a good time).

I have witnessed it to seemingly be a cause in effecting cures from many ailments...from variations of cancers...to ailments of the digestive tract (including and in particular ulcers).

As well as has been mentioned...excellent method of clearing up eyes as well...used as a compress or eye bath. Or even applied to the inner eye-lids as a type of kohl application (or rather in place of the kohl). Many ppl claim to use this method (applying as in with kohl)...once weekly as a regular routine of keeping the eyes in clear and good health.

Allah knows best.

Lulua.

Nida
09-03-2003, 18:31
JazakAllah khair sis... also would like to add few hadiths as well..


As Narrated by AbuHurayrah: Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said, .....

"If anyone licks honey three mornings every month, he will not be
afflicted with any serious trouble." ... (Ibn Majah and Bayhaqi, in Shu'ab al-Iman, transmitted it)


Tirmithi, Ibn Majah and Baihaqi also reported that the Prophet, pbuh said, "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran."

and

One hadeeth, reported by Bukhari, states that a man came to the Prophet, pbuh because his brother had a stomach disorder. The Prophet said "Let him drink honey." The man returned a second time and again the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam (peace be upon him), responded again, "Let him drink honey." The man returned again, and said "I have done that." The Prophet then responded, "Allah has said the truth, but your brother's stomach has told a lie. Let him drink honey." He drank it and was cured.

and Allah knows best.


regds-Nida

Lulua
10-03-2003, 15:32
HONEY HAS HEALING PROPERTIES

The bee assimilates juices of various kinds of flowers and fruit and forms within its body the honey, which it stores in its cells of wax. Only a couple of centuries ago man came to know that honey comes from the belly of the bee. This fact was mentioned in the Qur’aan 1,400 years ago in the following verse:

“There issues From within their bodies A drink of varying colours, Wherein is healing for men.” [Al-Qur’aan 16:69]

We are now aware that honey has a healing property and also a mild antiseptic property. The Russians used honey to cover their wounds in World War II. The wound would retain moisture and would leave very little scar tissue. Due to the density of honey, no fungus or bacteria would grow in the wound. A person suffering from an allergy of a particular plant may be given honey from that plant so that the person develops resistance to that allergy. Honey is rich in fructose and vitamin K. Thus the knowledge contained in the Qur’aan regarding honey, its origin and properties, was far ahead of the time it was revealed.

taken from: www.it-is-truth.org

Nida
23-05-2003, 20:17
Do you know how important a food source the honey, offered to man by Allah by means of a tiny animal, is?


"Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Quran is a remedy for all illnesses of the mind, therefore I [The Prophet] recommend to you both remedies the Quran and honey" (Bukhari).


"And your Lord taught the honey bee ...."

"And your Lord taught the honey bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations; Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought. (Surat an-Nahl (The Bee), 68-69)

It is generally known that honey is a fundamental food source for the human body, whereas only a few people are aware of the extraordinary features of its producer, the honeybee.

As known, food source of bees is nectar, which is not possible to be found during winter. For this reason, they combine the nectar collected in summer time with special secretions of their body, produce a new food substance, which is honey, and store it for the coming winter months.

It is noteworthy that the amount of honey stored by the bees is much more than their actual need. The question which comes to the mind is why this "excessive production", which seems to be a waste of time and energy is not stopped? The answer to this question is hidden in the verse which states that the bee is "taught" so by the Lord.

Bees innately produce honey not only for themselves but also for the human beings. As a matter of fact, bees, like many other beings in nature, are offered to the service of man. Just like the chicken laying at least one egg a day although it does not need it, or the cow producing much more milk than its offspring needs.


As stated in the Qur'an, honey has a feature of 'healing men'.

This scientific fact was also confirmed by the scientists who assembled during the World Apiculture Conference held on 20-26 September 1993 in China: "During the Conference, treatments with honey derivatives were discussed. Especially the American scientists expressed that honey, royal jelly, pollen and propolis (bee resin) had the property of curing many illnesses. A Romanian doctor stated that he tried honey on cataract patients, and 2002 out of his 2094 patients recovered completely. Polish doctors also informed that bee resin helped t cure many diseases like haemorrhoid, skin problems, gynaecological diseases and many others." (Hurriyet Newspaper, 19 October 1993)

Nowadays, apiculture and bee products has become a new branch of research in countries advanced in science. Other benefits of honey may be described as below:


-Easily digested: Because the sugar molecules in the honey can convert into other types of sugar (fructose to glucose), the honey is easily digested by the most sensitive stomachs despite its high acid concentration. It also helps kidneys and intestines to function better.

-Has a low calorie level: Another quality of the honey is that, when it is compared with the same amount of sugar, it gives 40% less calories to the body. Although it gives great energy to the body, it does not add on weight.

-Rapidly fuses into blood: When accompanied by mild water, honey fuses into the bloodstream in 7 minutes. The free sugar molecules in it make the brain function easier...

-Supports blood formation: Honey provides an important part of the energy needed by the body for blood formation. In addition, it helps cleaning the blood. It has some positive effects in regulating the blood circulation and facilitating it. Also, it functions as an important protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.

-Does not accommodate bacteria: This bacteria killing property of the honey is named as the "inhibition effect". The experiments conducted on honey resolve that, its bacteria killing property increases twice when diluted with water. It is very interesting to note that the newborns in the bee colony are nourished with diluted honey by the bees responsible of their supervision - as if they know this feature of the honey.

-Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a substance produced by worker bees inside the beehive. Inside this nutritious substance, there exist sugar, proteins, fats and many vitamins. It is used in problems which occur as a result of tissue deficiency or body frailty.


It is obvious that honey, which is produced in much higher amounts than the requirement of the bees, is made for the benefit of man. And it is also obvious that bees cannot perform such an unbelievable task "on their own"...



regds-Nida

wes
25-08-2003, 11:38
assalamu alaikum
Originally posted by Nida
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. alhumdulilah for sharing good uses for honey, but i found this @ http://www.honey.com/info/tummy.html . read the article, if you use these methods after the prescribed time (after one yr of age) then insha'allah the baby may be fine

>Note to Parents:

Your Baby's Tummy isn't Ready for Honey!

DO NOT add honey to your baby's food, water or formula.
DO NOT dip your baby's pacifier in honey.
DO NOT give your baby honey as medicine.

Honey may contain Clostridum botulinum spores that can cause infant botulism - a rare but serious disease that affects the nervous system of young babies (under one year of age). C. botulinum spores are present throughout the environment and may be found in dust, soil and improperly canned foods. Adults and children over one year of age are routinely exposed to, but not normally affected by, C. botulinum spores.

The following are symptoms of infant botulism. Call your doctor immediately if your baby:

is too weak to suck or cry as usual
does not want to feed or cannot swallow
has weak arms, legs or neck
suffers from constipation for more than three days

"THE SAFETY OF HONEY AS A FOOD FOR OLDER CHILDREN AND ADULTS REMAINS UNQUESTIONED"
- Center for Disease Control

Nida
25-08-2003, 18:30
wa aliakum assalam

JazakAllah khair wes for adding the beneficial piece of info to it.


regds-Nida