THE MIRACLE OF HONEY
From their bellies comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing
for mankind… ( Surat
Do you know how important a food source the honey is, which
Allah offers man by means of a tiny insect?
Honey is composed of sugars like glucose and fructose and
minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and
phosphate. It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3 all of which change
according to the qualities of the nectar and pollen. Besides the above, copper,
iodine, and zinc exist in it in small quantities. Several kinds of hormones are
also present in it.
As Allah says in the Qur'an, honey is a "healing
for men" . This scientific fact was confirmed by scientists who assembled
during the World Apiculture Conference held in China . During the conference,
treatments with honey derivatives were discussed. American scientists in
particular said that honey, royal jelly, pollen and propolis (bee resin) cure
A Romanian doctor stated that he tried honey on cataract patients, and
2002 out of his 2094 patients recovered completely. Polish doctors also
informed the conference that bee resin helps to cure many diseases such as
haemorrhoids, skin problems, gynaecological diseases and many other disorders.
Nowadays, apiculture and bee products have opened a new
branch for research in countries advanced in science. Other benefits of honey
may be described as below:
Easily digested: Because sugar
molecules in honey can convert into other sugars (e.g. fructose to glucose),
honey is easily digested by the most sensitive stomachs, despite its high acid
content. It helps kidneys and intestines to function better.
Has a low calorie level: Another
quality of 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 weight.
Rapidly diffuses through the blood:
When accompanied by mild water, honey diffuses into the bloodstream in 7 minutes.
Its free sugar molecules make the brain function better since the brain is the
largest consumer of sugar.
Supports blood formation: Honey
provides an important part of the energy needed by the body for blood
formation. In addition, it helps in cleansing the blood. It has some positive
effects in regulating and facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as
a protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.
Does not accommodate bacteria: This
bactericide (bacteria-killing) property of honey is named "the inhibition
effect". Experiments conducted on honey show that its bactericide
properties increase twofold when diluted with water. It is very interesting to
note that newly born bees in the colony are nourished with diluted honey by the
bees responsible for their supervision - as if they know this feature of the
Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a
substance produced by worker bees inside the beehive. Inside this nutritious
substance are sugar, proteins, fats and many vitamins. It is used in problems
caused by tissue deficiency or body frailty.
It is obvious that honey, which is produced in much higher
amounts than the requirements of the bees, is made for the benefit of man. And
it is also obvious that bees cannot perform such an unbelievable task "on
And He has made everything in the heavens and everything in the earth
subservient to you. It is all from Him. There are certainly signs in that for
people who reflect. ( Surat