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Health Benefits of Prophetic Condiments

Part 1/5

The Prophet’s favorite condiments were honey, olive oil, salt, and vinegar. The Qur’an (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:168) says, {Yea people: eat of what is on earth, lawful and wholesome.}

It’s a well-established scientific fact that when the stomach is healthy, it passes on its condition to the veins, and in turn the veins will circulate the same; and when the stomach is putrescence, the veins will absorb such putrescence and issue the same.

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Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ate what suited his stomach. And what better time to eat the best and the most suitable foods than during Ramadan? For the Prophet has said that fasting Ramadan heals the body.

Using the Prophet sayings as guide, I have explored, in five parts, how some of the Prophet’s favorite foods are beneficial to our health. Part one deals with condiments; in Part two we discuss fruits; then Part three, with vegetables; Part four, with meat and milk products; and Part five, with grains.

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In Bukhari (Volume 7: Book 65), Aisha narrates that, “Allah’s Apostle used to love sweet edible things and honey.” He also attributed many healing powers to honey.

The Holy Qur’an (Surat An-Nahl 16:69) says, {From its [the bee’s] belly, comes forth a drink of varying colors wherein is a cure for people. Surely there is a sign for those who would give thought.}

Honey isn’t just a sugar, but also a complex combination of enzymes, organic acids, esters, antibiotic agents, trace minerals, and yet unidentified components!

One pound of honey contains 1.4 grams of protein, 23 milligrams of calcium, 73 milligrams of phosphorus, 4.1 milligrams of iron, 1 milligram of niacin and 16 milligrams of vitamin C.

Honey has been attributed externally with healing wounds and burns, and making the skin supple and smooth. Internally, honey is a cure-all. It has specific benefits for the digestive system. Also it’s a tonic for general health and wellbeing.

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About Dr. Karima Burns
Dr. Karima Burns has been counseling as a Home-path for over 9 years. From the U.S. she is a doctor in Naturopathy, a Master Herbalist, and teaches with inspiration from the Waldorf school. She uses art, health and education to heal others.