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#16 [Permalink] Posted on 12th May 2012 23:02

50 Miraculous Health Benefits of Honey

 

HONEY IS A NATURAL ENERGY SOURCE FOR THE HUMAN BODY

1. Honey is easily digested due to the structure of its sugar molecules;

2. It has no cholesterol;

3. Low in calories. Compared to the same amounts of sugar, honey gives 40% less calories to the body;

4. Rapidly diffuses through the blood stream;

5. Very nutritious;

6. Improves sport performance;

7. Prevents fatigue.

HONEY BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

8. Honey offers antioxidant protection;

9. Strengthens white blood cells;

10. Promotes blood formation;

11. Cleans the blood, preventing capillary problems;

12. Honey can promote blood sugar control due to its 1:1 ratio of glucose and fructose;

13. It helps intestines and kidneys to function better.

HONEY AS A NATURAL REMEDY FOR HEALTH PROBLEMS

The honey and vinegar remedy consists in one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey mixed in a full glass of water. There are many varieties of this recipe, including making it as a salad dressing. You can experiment and try different proportions depending on your taste. The honey and vinegar remedy is considered by some as a “cure-it all”, meaning that is good for most health problems.

Another powerful remedy is the honey and cinnamon mixture used as a beverage or paste for various health problems.

14. The apple cider vinegar and honey treatment may help in curing food poisoning;

15. Honey and vinegar can be beneficial in the case of heat exhaustion;

16. Honey and vinegar can help in the case of heartburn;

17. The same treatment can help cure ailments such as brittle nails;

18. Honey and vinegar can help lowering blood pressure;

19. Honey and apple cider vinegar can help cure eczema;

20. Honey for curing arthritis. Honey can be used in combination with cinnamon or vinegar to relieve or

even cure arthritis. Recent studies have shown that even the most sever cases can be cured by taking one tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily before breakfast;

21. Honey for reducing cholesterol. Honey can help reduce cholesterol if mixed with cinnamon in tea or hot water as well as mixed with apple cider;

22. Honey for toothache. Drinking the honey and vinegar beverage or applying a honey and cinnamon paste on the aching tooth may help relieve the pain;

23. Honey for bad breath. Taking honey mixed with vinegar or with cinnamon helps to prevent bad breath;

24. Honey promotes longevity. By regularly drinking tea made with honey and cinnamon, you’ll slow down the aging process. The honey and vinegar recipe can also help prevent premature aging;

25. Honey can help cure obesity. Taken both mixed with vinegar or cinnamon, honey can help reduce weight;

26. Honey for curing colds. Honey and cinnamon can help cure colds;

27. Honey can help cure infertility. Recent studies have shown that taking honey and cinnamon can be beneficial to the reproductive system to both men and women;

28. Together with cinnamon, honey can also help against insect bites;

29. Honey can help cure bladder infection by taking it mixed with cinnamon in hot water.

30. Honey and cinnamon can help against indigestion;

31. The hibernation diet which consists in taking one or two spoons of honey before bedtime can help us lose weight and sleep better;

32. The honey and lemon diet can also help you lose weight. Take one teaspoon of honey, two teaspoons of lemon juice and mix them into a glass of warm water. Take this drink every morning before breakfast or after a large meal to detoxify your body;

33. Honey can help cure children’s night cough;

34. Honey may be effective in treating ulcers;

35. Honey can help treat diarrhea, vomiting or upset stomachs by rehydrating the body;

36. Honey can help cure a sore throat;

37. Honey can help healing of cuts and burns. Its antibacterial properties help keep the wounds clean and prevent infection. It also promotes healing and tissue regeneration by absorbing moisture from the air.

HONEY FOR BEAUTY AND SKIN HEALTH

38. Honey for hair loss. Honey is known to rejuvenate the scalp and encourage hair growth in time. One traditional remedy for hair loss is applying a paste made of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and leaving it on for 15 – 20 minutes;

39. Honey with cinnamon can help against pimples;

40. Honey’s anti-bacterial properties can be used against acne;

41. Its moisturizing effects can be very beneficial to the skin;

42. It can protect the skin from the effects of certain rays of sunlight;

43. Honey can be used as a cleansing agent in order to absorb impurities from the face pores.

OTHER HEALTH RELATED BENEFITS OF HONEY

44. Honey can be used as a remedy for hangovers. You can use the following recipe to get over a hangover: 15 ml of honey, 70 ml of natural yogurt and 80 ml of orange juice;

45. Honey can help cure allergies. By eating local honey made from pollen found in flowers in your area, you can reduce your allergies. This is due to the fact that honey has small amounts of pollen in it, not enough to cause a negative reaction but enough to make your body accommodate to it. You can also use this for pets;

46. Honey and milk can help improve digestion;

47. Honey can help against insomnia. A glass of milk with honey will help you sleep better;

48. Honey can help prevent cancer. Honey has anti-carcinogen and anti-tumor properties;

49. Some researches suggest that, taken in correct amounts, honey can be a better option then artificial sweeteners for people suffering from diabetes;

50. Honey is the only natural sweetener with healing effects.

 

 

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#17 [Permalink] Posted on 12th May 2012 23:03
Health Benefits Of Honey

 


"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. (Surat an-Nahl, 68-69)

 

Health Benefits of Honey Honey is a sweet treat. In fact, it is man's oldest sweetener. It can be a good substitute for sugar in our drinks and food. But it is also good for many other things and treating many other conditions. Reliance on commercialized medicines which contains too much chemicals can become hazardous to our health. Alhamdullilah, Allah has given us the knowledge that Mother Nature can at least help to ease the pain we are suffering from.

 

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.

 

Approximately one half of the human diet is derived directly or indirectly from crops pollinated by bees. Today honeybees are an essential part of a healthy agriculture economy. If you have allergies, honey can be beneficial. If you eat honey that is local to your area, it may prevent your seasonal allergies. Bees use the pollen from local plants and eventually it ends up in your honey.

 

Honey may also be good for your skin. It has the ability to attract water. You can use honey instead of alpha hydroxy masks because of its high content of the acid. It is also safe for sensitive skin.

 

You can also use it as a moisturizing mask for your skin as well as your hair. To use it as a conditioner, mix the honey with olive oil. Be sure to wash your hair thoroughly before you go outside.

 

If you have a sore throat, take some honey.Due to its natural anti-inflammatory effect, it will help to heal the wounds more quickly.It also has different phytochemicals--chemicals found in plants and different foods--that kill viruses, bacteria, and fungus making it a good substitute for wound dressings. The taste may also take your mind off the pain.

 

There is evidence that honey diluted in water will help with your stomachaches and dehydration.

 


Health In Islam: Germ-Fighting Properties Germ-Fighting Properties

 

Do you have a cut? Honey is a natural antiseptic. Medical journals cite more than 600 cases in which honey was employed to treat wounds.By applying honey to your wounds, you prevent infections. Honey contains antimicrobial agents, which prevents infections by killing the bacteria in and around your wounds. When using honey it may help to heat it up before putting it on your wound (caution test the heat before you place it on the wound).Many types of bacteria can’t survive in honey, so wounds heal, swelling eases, and tissue can grow back.

 

Honey may also be effective in the treatment of your ulcers.In Europe, honey has been used internally to help cure ulcers, particularly stomach ulcers.

 

Burns, too, heal better with honey, studies show. The advantage of honey is that it not only prevents infections from occurring, it actually accelerates skin healing.. Since the sugar in honey absorbs water it helps to trap some of the moisture so that the bacteria and other microbes can’t grow as easily as in other food.

 


Honey: How Does It Help In Healing Wounds? How Does It Help In Healing Wounds?

 

When honey comes into contact with body moisture, the glucose oxidase enzyme introduced to the honey by the bee slowly releases the antiseptic hydrogen peroxide at a sufficient level to be effective against bacteria but not tissue damaging. Not only is honey anti-bacterial, it also draws body fluids and nutrients to the area and so assists cell growth and prevents a scar forming by drying out of the wound.

 

The osmotic action of the honey draws out and provides a film of liquid between the tissues and the dressing, allowing the dressing to be removed painlessly, without tearing of the re-growing cells. There are reports in medical journals of large bed sores, otherwise needing skin grafts, that have healed without scarring after honey treatment.

 

In treating diarrhea, honey promotes the rehydration of the body and more quickly clears up the diarrhea and any vomiting and stomach upsets. The anti-bacterial properties of honey, both the peroxide and non-peroxide, are effective in the laboratory against MRSA strains of bacteria which are notoriously resistant to antibiotics and are sometimes responsible for the closing of hospital wards.

 


Other Benefits of Honey Other Benefits of Honey

 

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.

 

Good source of antioxidants: It plays a big role in the prevention of cancer as well as heart disease.

 

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, thus, reduces fatigue.

 

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 honey.

 

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 their own."

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#18 [Permalink] Posted on 12th May 2012 23:10
The Blessings of Vinegar, (the Seasoning of Prophets) and health benefits

By Muhammad Sajad Ali - Uk Feb 2009

"A household which has vinegar will never suffer from poverty".
(Narrated by Umm, Tirmidhi, Baihaqi)

"Vinegar is a comfort for man" Narrated by Muslim.

"Allah has put blessing in vinegar, for truly it was used by the Prophets before me."
Narrated by Ayesha, Muslim and Ibn Maja.

'The best of condiments or condiment is vinegar'. hadith
condiment is any seasonings used to enhance the flavour of food; salt or pepper, spices for example.

The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was reported to have once remarked that vinegar was the seasoning of all the prophets who came before him.

Prophet Muhammad (saws) liked vinegar.

Jabir narrated, "The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, took me one day with him to his house. He was served some bread. He asked: 'Is there any dip?' They replied 'No, only some vinegar.' He said, 'Vinegar is a good dip.'

Jabir used to say, "I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Allah's Prophet".

Naf'a said, "I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Jabir."
[Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i]

Just in case your thinking Vinegar is a Halal and a loved Sunnah and was used by many prophets before.

As soon as you take vinegar (or citric acid, as a powder), it starts to eliminate fatigue. You can notice this in only two hours.

You can confirm this. If you look at your urine two hours after you take vinegar, and you will find it to be more clear. Or, if you are unwilling to look at it closely, examine it with a piece of pH test paper (litmus paper). Before you take vinegar, the pH test paper will show that your urine is acidic, due to fatigue-creating substances in your body.

Two hours after you take vinegar, the test paper will show more alkaline. These results mean that the previous fatigue substances were decreased or removed by taking the vinegar.

The liver dissolves the poisonous matters which were made in our body, so we must always keep it working well. Meat, fish, eggs, coconut oil, greens, and other nourishing foods as well as vinegar act like medicines for the liver.

Some Eastern medicines do believe that depression is the symptom of a "stagnant" or tired liver. If you believe in this philosophy, then apple cider vinegar would help to fight depression, since it is a great medium to help detoxify and clean the liver.

Over the centuries, oxymel- a combination of apple cider vinegar and honey - has been widely used to dissolve painful calcium deposits in the body, for arthritis-like pains and for other health problems such as hay fever.

"Vinegar performs the role of disinfectant for the intestines".

Here is one recipe to make a detox tea with apple cider vinegar just add hot water to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and sweeten it with maple syrup or organic honey. Making this simple apple cider vinegar liver detox recipe will take only a few minutes with results lasting three to seven days.

A variation of the above apple cider vinegar liver detox recipe calls for a teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses added to a glass of water or lemon water. Drink this mixture upon getting up in the morning.

To soothe pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis by applying a pad soaked with vinegar and water to painful joints.

Some people advise it to be used for gargle for the mouth and throat. It disinfects the inside of the mouth from germs. The usual dosage for gargle is to mix one to three tea spoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water, in morning and at night."

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#19 [Permalink] Posted on 1st July 2012 01:09
Anymore suggestions please, particularly for common illnesses.

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#20 [Permalink] Posted on 4th July 2012 19:58


Secrets of Remedy by Dates

By Engineer Abdel-Daym Al-Kahil

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave a special attention for Dates as part of the believer's diet especially during the Holy month Ramadan. Allah Almighty mentioned Palm trees many times in the Quraan, and made it the food of the dwellers of Paradise , So what are the secrets of this great nutriment? Is it possible to think of using dates as remedy for some diseases? What do scientists of today say about dates?

Dates are one of the most nourishing fruits and It's called sometimes "Bread of Desert", More than two third of dates' weight is natural sugar. This fruit was highly esteemed by the ancient civilizations more than 5000 years ago; ancient Egyptians considered dates as a symbol of fertility, while the Romans and the Greeks used it to ornament their stately triumph pageants. Today, dates are widely-grown in the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Egypt, Iraq, Spain, Italy and the United States. There are more than 600 varieties of dates.

Next, we are going to explore the usefulness of dates to humans throughout the different stages of their lives.

Dates and the Prebirth period

Dates stimulate the uterus by regulating And brisking it's contractions which facilitate delivery. The uterus is a relatively large muscular organ and it urgently requires an adequate supply of natural sugar during labor and delivery. Being laxative, dates are essential for pregnant women before delivery in order to purge the colon and intestine and to facilitate delivery. The miraculousness of the Quranic verse shows evidently as Allah tells Mary: (And shake the trunk of the palm tree towards thee - thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee) [Mariam - 25]

Nutriment and medicine for children

Dates contain natural sugar which is easily absorbed and digested, thus, it is safe and comforting for children's stomach and intestine. And the dates juice is useful especially if we mix it with Milk to become very nourishing and restorative drink for children and adults. Dates and honey paste is used for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery in children but it should be taken three times a day.

This paste also comforts and hardening the gums during teething and facilitates the process.

It is advisable to purchase the good varieties of dates and to wash them thoroughly before use especially when used as food or remedy for children. Here, we should mention the prophetic tradition of (Al Tahneek); rubbing the newborn's mouth with a well-chewed date and feeding him with it. Science has proved that giving the newborn some sugar dissolved in water provides the child with the necessary nutrition and improves their immunity against diseases.

And when we know that sugar in dates is the most easily absorbed and digested type of sugar so it will be suitable nutriment for newborns but the dates should be well-chewed or soaked in water to be easy for the newborn to take. This proves that the great prophet (PBUH) preceded today's doctors to this type of nutrition. It's no wonder that he preceded them as he is the messenger of their God.

Dates are the best nutriment for newborns since pregnancy and during breast feeding

An effective treatment for constipation

Dates can be used in the treatment of intestinal disturbances and it also helps the intestine perform their function effectively, and helps establishing a colony of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Dates are also highly beneficial in the treatment of constipation as the roughage provided by it stimulates sluggish bowels. They should be immersed in water at night and taken after making them into fine syrup the next morning to secure laxative effect.

A Remedy for Sexual Debility

Date syrup can be used as a treatment for weak heart. It can also be use for the treatment of sexual weakness. When it's mixed with milk and honey, dates can be used as a tonic for the treatment of sexual disturbances for both sexes, And such syrup strengthens the body and raises its energy levels. The elderly would benefit from this syrup too. It improves their stamina and purges their bodies from the toxins that have accumulated in their cells along the years.

An Ideal Nutriment for Fasters

It was very weird that western physicians who treat their patients by fasting advise them by taking the natural sugar in fruits and water when breaking the fast And when we know that dates contain a high ratio of such easily-absorbed sugar then dates and water are the best nutriments for fasters.

Here we remember the Hadith of our prophet (PBUH) : (When any of you breaks his fasting he should eat dates cause dates are blessing, if he didn't find dates then drink water cause water is purifying) [Narrated by Abo Dawood]. Here we see that the prophet (PBUH) showed us the principles of effective fasting, by eating dates and drinking water at breakfast centuries before Westerns.

The prophetic wisdom out of having Dates for breakfast might be reduce the hunger and consequently, reduce the amounts of food consumed; therefore the fasting will be effective and useful. And if we remember that fasting consider the best weapon to excise toxics out of the body, then having dates ( toxin-resistive ) when you break your fast represent a real integrated treatment against weakness and fatigue resulted from the accumulation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in the cells of the body.

Date lose 1/3 of their water content when dried in the sun. Dried dates contain a high ratio of natural sugar hence; they are the best food for fasters

A Treatment for Obesity

The wide variety of nutritious elements in dates makes it hunger-resistive! And when we know that the cause behind Obesity is a persisting feeling of hunger and an appetite for food which drives a person to consume larger amounts of fats and sugar when he eat his meal. So treatment by eating few dates when feeling hungry helps reduce hunger and be filled. These dates will provide the body with the necessary sugar and stimulate the intestine which reduce hunger greatly, and eventually, reduce food consumption. The miraculousness of the prophet's saying shows as he said: (A household that has dates doesn't feel hunger) [narrated by Muslim]. We can conclude that dates can be used to treat Obesity!.

A Remedy for Lever and Inflammations

Dates remedy Lever and purge it from toxins, Breaking the fast with dates, is one of the most magnificent of natural remedies for the maintenance and purging the Lever from accumulated toxins. And also drinking dates juice could be used in the treatment of sore throat, various types of fever, rhinorrhia and common cold.

A Remedy for Intoxication

Dates are an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication. In such a case, drinking water in which fresh dates have been rubbed or soaked will bring quick relief. Here we'd like to mention one of the prophet's (PBUH) Hadith in which he referred to dates as a remedy for intoxication. Prophet (PBUH) said : (Who eats 7 pressed dates in the morning, will not be inflected with witchcraft or poisoning that day) [Narrated by Abu Dawood]

If we deeply study the medical implications of the Hadith, we realize its miraculousness:

1- The prophet (PBUH) used the number 7. This number has significance in the universe, the Quran and the prophetic tradition. It's enough to know that the first number mentioned in the Quran was Number 7.

2- 7 dates weigh approximately 70 grams which provides a sufficient intake of a wide variety of minerals, salts and vitamins for the body.

3- This amount is sufficient to purge the body from the accumulated toxins in the cells; like heavy metals, lead as an example. The accumulation of toxins has increased nowadays due to widespread water, air and food pollution.

4- The Hadith implicitly referred to the toxins entering the body as (Poison ). He also indicated that eating dates reduces the dangers such toxins impose the body to.

5- As for the word (Witchcraft); only God knows what was meant with it.

6- The Hadith doesn't imply that taking poison after eating seven dates would be completely harmless, In fact, doing this deliberately is considered as harming one's self on purpose and this is forbidden in Islam. But we have to undersand that Hadith means that eating seven dates each morning reduces the harmful effects of toxicants. In order to make the process more effective, regularity with eating seven dates in the morning should be maintained. As our Prophet (PBUH) asked us to do.

And we should understand from the Hadith that eating dates everyday regularly And in order will effect our psychological state and make it more stable, God only know the truth.

All the parts of the palm tree are beneficial! The leaves are for building house roofs; the wood is for heating; dates are highly nutritious, even date seeds can be immersed in water and given to horses, camels and hens as perfect food.

Date in numbers:

Having high medical and nutritious value, dates are expected to be the best food for the future. Dates contain as high a percentage as 88% of carbohydrate (starch), ( 2.5-5%) of fat, (2.3-5.6%) of Protein and (6.4-11.5%) of Vitamins and dietary fibre. The flesh contains (0.2 - 5%) of oil, whereas the seed's weight is (7.7 -9.7%) oil. The weight of the seed is (6.6 - 14.2%) of the date's weight.

Dates contain Vitamins A, B1 and B2, And contain Fluorine who defeats teeth decay. Other minerals that are found in various proportions in dates include boron, calcium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, sodium and zinc. Additionally, the seeds contain aluminum, cadmium, chloride, lead and sulphur in various proportions. Selenium, element believed to help prevent cancer and important in immune function, is also found in dates.

For all of the previously mentioned benefits, date is the ideal food for the future. The fruit's production has increased 3 times over 40 years, whereas the world population has only doubled, an indication to the rapid growth of the production of this ideal fruit.

And finally...

Dear Believer if you are feeling weak, don't hesitate to take 7 dates in the morning as the prophet (PBUH) recommended. those Seven dates weigh around 70 gm, so if you take them, then you actually took 70 milligrams of calcium- which is very useful for the bones, joints and nerves, 35 milligrams of phosphorus which is nutritious to the brain and 7 milligrams of iron which is strengthens the body in general and the heart in particular.

It's also suitable for reducing weight as it only contains 0.25 gm of fat. So if you suffer from Obesity, then this meal is the right thing for you. This prophetic meal regulates and stimulates the bowels with the10 gm of dietary fiber it contains.

So won't you say yes to the prophetic advice?!
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#21 [Permalink] Posted on 4th July 2012 20:01
Jazakallahu khair, some brilliant information here.

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#22 [Permalink] Posted on 4th July 2012 20:02
Bananas & their benefits

A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!

This is interesting.

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration have just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips... Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady...

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance... When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around so maybe it's time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Ps I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of t e banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit!!! [Ferial Sonday]
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#23 [Permalink] Posted on 4th July 2012 20:04
Lol, banana shoe polish. No Apple? just kidding.

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#24 [Permalink] Posted on 4th July 2012 23:35
Barakallah feeh! Also have some others will post soon insha Allah.
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#25 [Permalink] Posted on 5th July 2012 19:32
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Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.


This could prove very beneficial for those learning the Quran by heart. InshaAllah
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#26 [Permalink] Posted on 5th July 2012 23:51
Indeedy! Allah swt has placed wisdom in everything he has created. We have only to find the use of those things which are halaal. Alhumdulillah.
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#27 [Permalink] Posted on 17th January 2014 14:48
Ajwa Dates Contain Cancer-Preventing Property
An article published on Arab News:



A new research says it has found evidence that the Ajwa date from Madinah contains active elements useful in the prevention of diseases like cancer.
The research was carried out in Riyadh-based King Saud University (KSU) to discover the health benefits of Ajwa dates, which resulted in the finding that the fruit has anti-inflammatory properties similar to commercially available drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin.

The study found that the inhibition rate in Ajwa was equal to existing commercial anti-oxidant products available in the market. The research was published in the 61st issue of the US-based journal for agriculture and food chemistry, a KSU official said.

The official said that professor Muraleedharan Nair, head of the natural materials laboratory at the University of Michigan, conducted the research in collaboration with KSUs date palm research chair. A number of researchers from both the universities participated in the study.

Saleh A. Aldosari, the chairs supervisor, said the research was the first among a series of studies being conducted at the center to study the main types of dates found in Saudi Arabia. The research projects are supported by KSU as well as King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Kingdoms national plan for research projects.

King Saud University has adopted a policy of pursuing scientific leadership through its many scientific research chairs, which are sponsored by the universitys agency for graduate studies and scientific research.

The dark brown Ajwa date from the Madinah region of the Kingdom is known for its softness, dryness and high price in the Kingdoms date market.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also mentioned the benefits of the Ajwa, saying they prevent certain diseases.

According to health experts, Ajwa dates contain many flavonoid glycosides, which have anti-oxidant properties. Beyond the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, the sugar in Ajwa dates is only monosaccharaides, making the date beneficial for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.

Ajwa dates are also found to have a cyclo-oxygenase inhibitory effect that is similar to commercial anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, celebrex and naproxen.
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#28 [Permalink] Posted on 17th January 2014 14:48
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#29 [Permalink] Posted on 30th January 2014 22:54
Sunnah Remedies

Do you know that looking after ourselves is so important....our bodies are an amanah and we should look after them the best possible way. Alhamdulillah Islam is so beautiful that for every problem there is a solution & for every disease there is a cure:

Our beloved Prophet (saw) said:"For every disease there is a remedy and when the remedy is made apparent, and then the disease is cured by the permission of Allah Almighty'". [Muslim]

He also said said: "He who has put diseases on the earth, has also put its remedy there". [Tirmidi]

Some of the useful remedies forcertain ailments whose effectiveness is mentioned in many hadith are stated below. .....Pleaseremembershifaa (cure) is from Allah سبحانه وتعالى but it is from the sunnah to seek & take the remedy. As Muslims we must acknowledge and accept that Allah & His Prophet (peace be upon him), know better and have revealed the truth.

Black seed(Nigella Sativa)- This is also known as Al-Habbat ul sawda, black caraway & Kulunji.

This has been around for a long time & has been used since antiquity by Asian herbalists and pharmacists, and was used by the Romans for culinary purposes.

Subhanallah read the following hadith carefully as it highlights the importance of this seed:

Aisha RA said that she heard the Messenger (saw) say,"This black seed is a cure for every disease except death." (Bukhaari).

This has many benefits as it provides nutritional support for the body's defense system.

Ibnul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him) said,

"The black seed helps against all types of cold ailments... when ground, blended with honey and drunk with some water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate...it increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk if it is drunk for several days... When it is heated with vinegar and placed on the stomach it will eliminate worms. It also clears up, decomposes and relieves cold symptoms when it is ground, placed in a rag and inhaled through the nose on a regular basis until the ailment is cured. Black seed oil... when twenty-five grams of it is drunk with water, it will help against gasping and hard breathing...

"[Translated 'Medicine of the Prophet' by Ibnul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him)
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#30 [Permalink] Posted on 30th January 2014 23:19
Traditional uses of the Black Seed from around the world
For centuries,
...black seed and its oil has been used by people in Asia, Africa, the Middle and Far East to promote health and fight disease. It has been traditionally used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal complaints, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support and to improve health in general.

Please find below some traditional Black Seed remedies that are used around the world:

Asthma & Bronchial Problems (Far East, Middle East & Malay Peninsula)
Mix a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil in coffee. Taken twice daily. Also rub chest with Black Seed Oil every night and inhale the vapour of Black Seed Oil in hot water.

Backache & other kinds of rheumatism (Middle East & Malay Peninsula)
Mildly heat a small amount of Black Seed Oil and then stroke the rheumatic area intensely. A teaspoon of the oil should also be drunk three times daily.

Diabetes (India)
Mix a cup of whole Black Seeds, a cup of watercress or mustard seeds, half a cup of pomegranate peel, and half a cup of fumitory. Grind the mixture to powder. Take half a teaspoon of the mixture together with a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil daily before breakfast for one month.

Diarrhoea (India & Middle East)
Mix a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil with a cup of yoghurt. Drinking the mixture twice a day until symptoms disappear.

Dry Cough (Middle East & North Africa)
A teaspoon of Black Seed Oil should be mixed in coffee and taken twice a day. Rub the chest and back with Black Seed Oil.

Flu & Nasal Congestion (General)
Placing three to four drops of Black Seed Oil in each nostril can relieve nasal congestion and head cold distress.

Hair Greying (General)
Massaging the hair with Black Seed Oil regularly may prevent premature hair greying.

Hair Loss (India & Middle East)
Stroke the scalp thoroughly with lemon and leave for about 15 minutes, shampoo, wash and dry hair thoroughly. Then massage Black Seed Oil into the scalp. Drink a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil mixed in tea/coffee.

Hay Fever (Middle East)
One tablespoon of Black Seed Oil mixed with a glass of lemon should be taken twice daily until symptoms disappear.

Headaches (General)
Rub the forehead and the sides of the face near the ears with Black Seed Oil and bandage the head. Also a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil should be taken before breakfast.

Healthy Being (General)
To maintain good health take a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil mixed with one teaspoon of pure honey, twice daily.

Healthy Complexion (General)
Mix a tablespoon of Black Seed Oil with a tablespoon of olive oil. Rub the face with this mixture and leave it for at least one hour. Wash with soap and water.

Hypertension (India)
Mix any drink with a teaspoon of Black Seed Oil and also take two lobes of garlic every morning with breakfast. Rub all the body with Black Seed Oil and expose your body to sun rays for half an hour once every three days. Repeat for one month.

Laziness and Fatigue (Turkey)
One tablespoon of Black Seed Oil with a glass of pure orange juice every morning for at least 10 days.

Memory Improvement (Middle East)
A teaspoon of Black Seed Oil mixed in 100mg of boiled mint for at least 15 days.

Muscular pains (General)
Massage the area with Black Seed Oil.

Nervous Tension Stress (India)
A teaspoon of Black Seed Oil with a cup of tea/coffee to be taken three times daily.

Sexual Impotency (Europe & Middle East)
Mix 200g of ground Black Seeds with Olive Oil & l00g of ground olibanum & 50g of Black Seed Oil & 50g of olive oil & 200g of pure honey. Mix thoroughly and take a tablespoon after every meal.

Sleeping Disorder (General)
A tablespoon of Black Seed Oil mixed with honey in any hot drink in the evening.

Toothache & Gums (General)
First cook Black Seeds with vinegar. Add Black Seed Oil. Rinse the mouth with this formulation to help the gums and relieve toothache.

Ulcers (Indonesia & India)
Roast powdered Black Seeds over the fire. Mix them with oil of orrisroot, or the oil of henna plant, or the oil of camphire plant making an ointment that is then spread over the festering rural ulcers. After lavation treat with vinegar.
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