HONEY– THE NATURAL HEALER
Honey can be the new antibiotic for the 21st century! Thousands of studies and experiments proved this. The Qur’an, however, proved it 14 centuries back.
We all heard and read about the benefits of honey and the healing properties that Allah the Almighty has given this wonderful substance. However, very few of us think of using honey to treat diseases. The reason may be that many of us are not aware of the wonderful healing energy of honey - discovered by western science today.
The latest news that scientists have about the use of honey in healing. Islam emphasized on the importance of honey, the word (healing) appeared 4 times in Qur’an, 3 times linked to Qur’an and one time linked to honey. Allah the Almighty says “Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the says of your Lord made easy (for you). There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for a people who think.” Qur’an.Surah Nahl 16:69
It is narrated in the Sahihan that “A man came to the Prophet peace be upon him and said, ‘my brother is complaining about his stomach’. The Prophet peace be upon him said, ‘give him some honey.’ The man went and came back later, saying, ‘I have given him some honey, but it did not help.’ He repeated this three times, all the while the Prophet peace be upon him continued saying to him, ‘give him some honey.’ In the fourth time he came, the Prophet peace be upon him said, ‘give him some honey.’ And the man said ‘I have given him some honey, but it did not help.’ Then the Prophet peace be upon him said, ‘Allah has said the truth while your brother’s stomach has lied.’” The man gave his brother some honey and he was healed. Tirmidhi Vol 4:2082
The Prophet’s words above indicate the importance of using honey in treating digestion disorders. The stomach complain that came in the Hadeeth above is the closest translation for the original Arabic word ‘istitlaq’, which is known today to be diarrhea. Studies showed that honey kills all types of germs especially the ones exist in the digestion system. As a result, honey is considered effective in treating Diarrhea and stomach ulcer in a very short time. However, honey has a dual effect, it also treats constipation, it regulates the motion of the colon and influences the colon with the information that Allah the Almighty has designed it with.
Finally, we want to mention a hadeeth [narrated by Al-Bukhari] stated that the Prophet peace be upon him said, “There is cure in three substances, a drink of honey, a slash with a knife used for cupping and cauterizing by fire. I forbid by nation from cauterizing by fire.”
Now Let us carefully study some of the new discoveries about this substance that Allah created for us: Dr. Molan(University of Waikato, in the central North Island, New Zealand, biochemist Professor ) found that all kinds of honey have strong antibiotics; he said that there is no single substance in the world that has antiseptic properties like honey, because the bees produce a stuff called Hydrogen Peroxide through special enzymes that is known for its antiseptic properties.
After 20 years of experiments, this researcher proved that honey has high healing power that can be used for treating prolong constipation without any side effects. He says that the medical tools he carries in his treatment case are just honey and bandages! Dr. Molan treats so many diseases just with honey! And he says: “honey has a wonderful effect when treating burns and suppuration, it can be applied directly on burns to repair the skin and kill the bad bacteria, it removes the burn marks and you can see the burned part without marks or scars”
Cancer specialist Dr Glenys Round has also found honey to be an effective treatment. "We've been using honey to treat fungating wounds, where the cancer has broken through the skin," she said. "The results in that situation have been excellent."
Psychologists confirms that human in nature prefer natural substances for healing diseases, so we find human by nature accept honey and other natural substances more than the chemical ones.
He also confirmed that all the drugs failed to cure ulcers but finally ulcer is cured when honey was used. All the patients who were treated by honey were so happy during the treatment because they had no side effects and no pain.
Experts confirm that 6 Billion Dollar is spent per year on treating injuries and burns, and a big percentage of this money can be saved if honey is used instead, so honey can save money too.
Scientists wonder about the hidden healing power found in honey which can treat incurable diseases, and they ask: how does healing happen? What does honey do inside the cells of our bodies that lead to a sudden stop of cancer, cease the growth of so many bacteria in the body and activate the immunity system and make it more efficient? What does happen? No one knows accept Allah
Allah the Almighty says, ‘And your Lord inspired the bees, saying: “Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect.” “Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think’. Qur’an.Surah Nahl 16:68-69
Despite the huge number of bees that participate in making the hive, we cannot see problems or conflict in their work. Scientists are amazed by how accurate their organization skills are, where they learned these principles, and how the bees can perform all these responsibilities efficiently without being trained to do so. A bee is “programmed” to do this job: does not this witness omnipotence of Allah the Almighty?
Honey contains vitamin (B1) that is important for treating polyneuritis and limbs’ numbness. It also contains vitamin (B2) needed for treating mouth ulcers, lip tearing, and Ophthalmia. Honey also contains various minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphor, sulphate, which are required to calm patients with psychical disorders.
Honey is very important for infants to protect them from anaemia, cripple and enuresis. For infants below the age of one year, small amount needs to be taken. Chewing little beeswax with pure honey helps to treat cold, coughing, throat infection, sinusitis, and rhinitis. Honey can also be used to treat muscular overstress, myospasm, liver diseases and toxicity.
We recall the statement of Qur’an, Allah the Almighty says: “There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think. (Qur’an.surah Nahl: 69). With Allah the Almighty will, the drink becomes more effective to heal from diseases.