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
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
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
Sleeplessness: 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
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
Wounds or Grazes:
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
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 (non-alcoholic) approx. 50/50 and dilute to taste with water.
This aids digestion. (Also reputed to be wonderful for the
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
Teething: Honey rubbed on a
baby's gums is a mild sedative and anesthetic.
Osteoporosis: English research
has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium
utilization and prevents osteoporosis. Essential from age 50
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. glycerin
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly.
Use as required