CURRENTLY ON AIR ⇒
  • The Travel Programme, Muhammad Lambat
    Sun, 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm

feedback@radioislam.org.za

Radio Islam Logo


((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo


Honey – Healer of Disease

Nov 04, 2020

Naseerah Nanabhai

03:11:2020

For thousands of years cultures around the world have used and consumed honey,  as both a food and as medication. The sticky amber liquid is a by-product of flower nectar and the upper aero-digestive tract of the honey bee and is known to have numerous health benefits.

Islamically, honey is described as a healer of disease both in the Qur’an and Hadith. In Sahih Bukhari, we read that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur’an and honey.”

Honey is a proven topical antibiotic that can help fight different types of bacteria and fungi. It is also believed to help heal wounds and burns faster. When consumed, honey reduces the risk of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, which causes inflammation, acid reflux, and heartburn.

Honey is also recognised as a treatment for relieving colds and coughs. Additionally,  it is an ideal substitute for sugar as it has a lower glycaemic index than sugar, which means it won’t spike your blood sugar levels the way sugar does.

Other uses for honey include treating hiccups, stomach ulcers, vomiting, weakness, diarrhoea and jaundice. The physical properties of honey contribute to its usefulness and effectiveness. Honey is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals, such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chloride, potassium, and magnesium.

The slightly acidic pH level of honey is what helps prevent the growth of bacteria, while its antioxidant elements clean up free radicals that are linked to diseases. However, the physical properties of honey vary depending on the specific flora used in its production, as well as its water content.

Honey is not recommended for infants under a year old. As it may contain botulinum endospores that cause infant botulism in very young children.

ADVERTISE HERE

Prime Spot!!!

Contact:
advertisingadmin@radioislam.co.za 

Related Articles

Malls are empty as shoppers opt to shop online

Malls are empty as shoppers opt to shop online

By Mumtaz Saley Moosa 27:11:2020 Black Friday, a much looked forward to a shopping experience for millions across the world and South Africa is no exception. The images of Black Friday shopping frenzies past surely struck fear in the minds of retailers, employees and...

read more
Productive Life Coaching: Body Language

Productive Life Coaching: Body Language

By Zainub Jada 27:11:2020 'Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important!’ Janet Lane What Is Body Language? Body language is a type of non-verbal communication in which physical behaviours, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey...

read more
The Man Who Designed Makkah & Madina Masajid

The Man Who Designed Makkah & Madina Masajid

Written By: Dr. Zaglool Al-Najjar, an Earth Scientist Dr. Muhammad Kamal Isma'eel (1908-2008), an Egyptian engineer and architect who preferred to be away from the public limelight, unknown to many: ▪ He was the youngest person in the history of Egypt to obtain high...

read more
E-waste On the Rise This Year

E-waste On the Rise This Year

By Naseerah Nanabhai 25:11:2020 E-waste also referred to as electronic scrap is all forms of discarded electrical or electronic devices. Informal disposing and processing of e-waste can lead to adverse human effects and environmental pollution. E-waste is regarded as...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *