Wadi Doan Honey..Sidr Honey (left) , Akasia Honey (right)
The ancient Sidr tree, (also known as Lote or Jujube), was the first thing Prophet Adam ate after his descend to earth. Sidr tree is also mentioned as Sidratul Muntaha in the Quran (Najm:7-18) and also known as pohon pohon bidara in Surah Saba‘ (15:16). The plant grows extensively in the eastern part of Yemen especially in the remote area of Wadi Do‘an.
At last we end up buying 4 bottles sidr honey@ 500grams each with Dhs 130 per bottle. These will be one of the souvenirs for both tok and also for Ami Najib (for looking after our house).
Dan Tuhanmu memberi ilham kepada lebah:“ Hendaklah engkau menbuat sarangmu di gunung-ganang dan pokok pokok kayu dan juga bangunan yang didirikan oleh manusia. Kemudian makanlah dari segala jenis bunga bungaan dan buah buahan (yang engkau sukai), serta turutlah jalan jalan peraturan Tuhanmu yang diilhamkan dan dimudahkan kepadamu“.Akan keluarlah dari dalam badannya madu, yang mengandungi penawar bagi manusia. Sesungguhnya, itu tanda kebesaran Allah bagi manusia yang mahu berfikir (Surah An Nahl 68:69)
2 times a day- morning & before sleep
Benefits of Honey:
A few of the very many cures from honey have been outlined:
Apply freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without scarring. Apart from being a salve and antibiotic, bacteria cannot live in honey.
A teaspoon of honey before bed aids water retention and calms fears in children.
A dessert spoon of honey in a mug of hot milk aids sleep and works wonders!
Honey is a mild sedative with minerals, vitamins, amino acids etc. Replace all white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no food qualities.
Place a dessert spoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin.
Wounds or Grazes
Cover wound with honey and a bandage. Excellent healer.
Dissolve a desert spoon of honey in warm water or quarter honey balance of water in a jug and keep in the fridge. Honey is primarily fructose and glucose and so it is quickly absorbed by the digestive system. (Honey is a unique natural stabilizer - ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition.)
Facial Deep Cleanser
Mix honey with oatmeal approx. 50/50 till thick and apply as a face-pack. Leave on for half an hour then wash off. Great as a deep cleanser for acne .
Mix honey with apple cider vinegar approx. 50/50 and dilute to taste with water. This aids digestion. (Also reputed to be wonderful for the joints.)
Mix honey with equal quantity of Olive Oil and cover head with a warm towel for half an hour then shampoo off. Feeds hair and scalp. Hair will never look or feel better!
Let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.
Honey in water is a stabilizer - calms highs and raises lows. Use approx. 25 percent honey to water.
Honey is the best blood en-richer by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey the more minerals it contains.
Cakes with honey replacing sugar stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics. Reduce liquids by approx. one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.
These people are well advised to replace white sugar (sucrose) with honey, natural fructose and glucose.
Chewing the tops of comb honey stimulates the immune system due to minuteamounts of pollen. During the season chew for 20 minutes a teaspoon of bee capping (tops) five to six times per day. Highly effective and useful for asthma sufferers as well.
Four teaspoons of honey to a baby's bottle of water is an excellent pacifier and multivitamin additive. If baby's motions are too liquid then reduce by half a teaspoon; if too solid increase by half a teaspoon.
Honey rubbed on a baby's gums is a mild sedative and anaesthetic.
English research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilization and prevents osteoporosis. Essential from age 50 onwards.
One common fact worldwide is that the most long-lived people are regular users of honey. An interesting fact yet to be explained is that beekeepers suffer less from cancer and arthritis than any other occupational group worldwide.
Use a dessertspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water. Sip at start of attack. If necessary repeat in 20 minutes. Always effective (so tip goes) as migraine is stress related.
Conjunctivitis (pus in the eye)
Honey dissolved in equal quantity of warm water. Apply, when cooled, as lotion or eye bath.
6 oz. liquid honey
2 oz. glycerin
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly. Use as required
Keep honey in first aid cupboard for emergency use, and another in the kitchen cupboard.
IslamicWorld.net - Health Benefits Of Honey
Benefits of Honey by Dr. Monzur Ahmed