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Volume 13, Issue 5 (Supplement of Quran and Medicine 2011)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2011, 13(5): 51-57 | Back to browse issues page

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changizy ashtyani S, shamsi M, Hosseini N, ramezani M. Honey in Quran and medicine. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2011; 13 (5) :51-57
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-1035-en.html
1- arak university of medical science , ashtiyani@sums.ac.ir
2- arak university of medical science
3- Arak University
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In the Holy Quran, it is stated that “eating honey has healing for people” “Fihe shefaho lenas”. The word “healing” in Quran has not been used about any other food but honey and one Sura in Quran is dedicated to Nahl (bee). This study investigates the importance of honey from the perspective of Quran and medicine. This review article investigated the therapeutic properties of honey from the perspective of Quran and medicine through text analysis and manual and online search. Medicine has proven that honey due to its low moisture, high osmosis, and high acidity inhibits the growth of infectious agents and creates a sterile coat on the wound. Prophet Mohammad said, “Lam yastashfeo almariz bemasale sharbato olasal”, meaning that nothing cures the sick person the way honey does. Studies have shown that honey is effective in strengthening child development and treatment, prevention, and improvement of skin, respiratory, liver, gallbladder, eyes, ears, and nose diseases and cancer. The application of natural honey to healing diabetic and cutaneous ulcers and the topical application of honey to open wounds can accelerate the healing process. Oral administration of dates honey syrup can enhance the natural progression of delivery and womb contractions which decrease the need for cesarean. It can be concluded from the review of the literature that emphasis of Quran on the use of honey in diet and its reference to the healing property of honey for people has not been without a cause. Modern medicine also verifies the curative properties of honey for many diseases.
Keywords: Honey, Medicine, Quran
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Received: 2011/01/31

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