The benefits of this honey have been summarized clearly in Surah An-Nahl verse 69 which reads :
ثُمَّ كُلِي مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ فَاسۡلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلاً يَخۡرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخۡتَلِفٌ أَلۡوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّقَوۡمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ (69
“Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]. There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.”
Indeed, there is a Sign (the glory of God) for those who think. This explains that honey is one of halal drink in Islam. And here are the fourteen benefits of honey in the islamic view.
- Prevention of dangerous diseases
It has been explained in Islam, that there is no disease that no medicine, right? So is honey. This honey can be a medicine of various diseases. Even it has a nicknamed “the king of medicine” because there are many benefits of honey that we never guess. It is looked very perfect.
One of hadith also explains about honey,
“Recovery from that disease with doing three thing : do hijama, drink honey and burned with a hot iron. But I forbid my people to burn with that hot iron.” (Al-Bukhari)
Some things can be prevented from consuming honey regularly are cancers and heart diseases. What a wonderful thing, is not it?
As we know that cancer and heart diseases are a collection of dangerous diseases that can be the cause of death today. Because there are many harmful substances that often infect our bode cells and they can also trigger the occurrence of various dangerous diseases. You may also read Quranic dua for diseases.
- Coping with the Digestive Disorders
The recent research has shown that the treatment of honey can help disorders such as ulcers and gastroenteritis bacteria. This may be related with the many benefits of honey. Because of these various benefits, it is very recommended to learn about rules for eating in Islam, he advises us to prefer and familiarize to consume honey everyday in the right amount.
- Anti-Bacterial, anti-irritant and anti-fungal
All of honey are anti bacterial because bees add enzymes to make hydrogen peroxide. This useful and efficacy beverage is believed as anti-irritant and anti-fungal, too. This is a reason why honey is very recommended to treat many problems in the body. [AdSense-B]
- Increase Stamina
Do you know that the ancient Olympic athletes will eat honey and dried figs to improve their performs. Today, it has been verified with modern studies, it showed that this is superior to maintain glycogen levels and improve recovery times than another sweeteners. And honey contains some important substances to increase stamina in our body.
- Reduce cough and throat irritation
Honey helps cough problems, especially buckwheat honey. Based on the research of 105 children, a dose of buckwheat honey is as effective as a doze of dextromethorphan to reduce cough at night and let a deep sleep.
[AdSense-A] Even, anti-irritant and anti-bacteria of honey can solve throat irritation that often attack children and adults.
- Honey elements
Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for 4000 years and it is thought that it can influence the inactivity of primitive material positively. It is also said to be useful in improving vision, weight loss, impotence healing, premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea and nausea.
Honey is called “Yogavahi” because it has a quality as penetration in the deepest of body’s tissues. When honey is used with another herbal preparations, this honey increase the quality of that preparations and it also helps them to reach the deeper tissues. Even in Islam, the honey treatment has been known and recommended by the Prophet shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.
- Blood sugar control
Although honey contains simple sugars, but the content of honey is not same with white sugar or artificial sweeteners. The exact combination of fructose and glucose really help body to arrange blood sugar levels. Some types of honey have a low hypoglycemic index, so it does not influence your blood sugar levels. Even, honey is an alternative for diabetes sufferers to provide their sugar needs.
- Wound Healing
Applying honey externally is proven to be as effective as the conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazine. It foreseen that the effect of simple sugar drying and anti-bacteria of honey combine to create this effect. Studies have shown that it is very successful in the wound healing. Even, honey is also effective to heal burns.
- Fight Insomnia
Difficulty sleeping can worsen body health. But insomnia can be solved with consuming honey. Because honey can less stress and make the body more relaxed. You may also read ways how the Prophet sleep.
- For Pregnant Women
The content of glucose, fructose, maltose and sucrose in honey are useful to give energy for pregnant women who tend to require extra energy then normal condition before pregnancy.
Vitamin C in honey has many functions for health, such as as anti-oxidant. It is useful to ward off free radicals in the body that is caused by pollutants, chemicals in food or even oxidative stress. See also things to avoid during pregnancy in Islam.
- For Fertility
According to some nutritionists, benefits of honey for human health can increase sexual ability and fertility. Honey will stimulate ovaries to ovulate (release eggs) and prepare uterus to get pregnant soon.
- Brighten Hair
Another benefits of honey for human health is brightening hair. By taking a teaspoon of honey and mix it into one liter warm water. Flush it on hair that has been washed with shampoo. No need to be rinsed to get bright and shiny hair.
- Reduce Leucorrhoea
Anti-bacteria that is produced by honey can help you to reduce and prevent leucorrhoea which is caused by bacteria and fungi. The anti-bacterial in honey will be good for you to prevent some diseases which are caused by bacteria.
- Honey for Skin
Honey can be use as a good skin moisturizer and it can rejuvenate the skin. Loaded with natural antioxidants, which help to protect skin from ultraviolet. By penetrating the top layer of skin, so it can peel dirt. It also help you to attack infection and prevent acne problems.
Some varieties of honey have a large number of friendly bacteria. It includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This can explain the therapeutic of honey that is very useful for body health. Although honey is one of halal food, but we should not be given it to infants less than 6 months.
Because the content of Clostridium botulinum spores has been found in a small percentage of honey. This is not dangerous for adults and older children, but babies can have serious diseases in their first year. Do not add honey to baby food or use it as an alternative to quite a fussy baby or colic.
Thus this article has explained some benefits of honey in Islam. Hopefully, we can get its benefits with consuming it regularly. So, our body will always be healthy.
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