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Home > Article > The Healing Effect of Honey as Stated in Quran and Hadith
Honey is a valuable foodstuff full of carbohydrates, enzymes, amino acids, organic acids, minerals, aromatic combinations, pigments, wax and pollens. Objectives: Honey is an important food referred to in Quran. In a way that in Nahl Sura, verse 69, we will read: And healing for men is in it this study is conducted to understand the effect of honey in treating the diseases mentioned in Quran and accessing a food which is totally harmless especially to the elderly. Methods: 5 beehives located in a place called “Sirachal” in 40th km of Tehran-Chalus road. After collecting honey, the amount of glucose, fructose and sucrose calculated with the method of iodometry by Sawyer method in the laboratory of calculation and computation of pollens. Results: The results showed that the proportion of fructose to glucose is 97% in honey. Therefore, honey is high in fructose which is almost equal to the amount of glucose. 89% of herbs whose pollens were present in honey had been medicinal herbs. Conclusions: To be absorbed in any non-hepatic cells, fructose needs to turn into glucose. Therefore, the process of decomposition and finally absorption takes longer and the energetic demand of body is supplied in a longer period. There would be no extra glucose aggregation in blood and body will have enough time to constantly absorb it. Consuming honey is too much better for the elderly than sugar. There is a hadith commanded by the prophet Mohammad in which he advise people of eating honey and calls it the sweetest food. After 1400 years, researches demonstrated that fructose that is an important part of honey’s sugar is sweeter than glucose. What the prophet has said as a sign of his eternal knowledge includes advice to eat healthy food. Most of herbs the pollens of which were found in honey were medical and this reminds us of the verse 68 of Nahl sura: “and your lord inspired the honeybees”. Surely, nothing can dispatch honeybees toward valuable and medical herbs but the inspiration and revelation.