بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Medical Uses of Fruits - Vegetables and Herbs

by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Prevention is Always Better than Cure

You should consume local fruits and vegetables along with global fruits and vegetables, moderately

You don't find any single case of Obesity in those area, which are facing severe food crisis for any reason

Who have believed and whose heart have Rest in the remembrance of God. Verify in the remembrance of God, do hearts find rest. (Al_Quraan_-13:028)

NOTE - Nothing here is to be taken as medical advice. In many cases where you cannot avoid to take chemical medicines to save your life. Always ask your family doctor before attempting to diagnose yourself or deciding upon medication to alleviate any symptoms.

He laid out the earth for all living creatures. In it are fruits and date-palms with covered spathes, and grains on leafy stems and fragrant herbs. (Al_Quraan_055.010-012)

Then We make grain grow in it, and grapes and herbs. (Al_Quraan_080.027-028)

Remember: In case of Epidemic (outbreak), be prepare to go for Quarantine (isolation) from others, even flue like symptoms may cause serious life threatening outbreak. Ask your family Doctor, if it is ok to go for necessary shots, like Flu Shot, take Anti-Allergy medication etc. in advance for precautions. If possible keep some first aid medications etc. Always remember Prevention is Better Than Cure.

Stress (Bullying; Physical, Mental or Verbal) may lead to Killer Disease like Stroke, Diabates, High Blood Pressure etc.

ZERO Tolerance for any kind of Abuse (Bullying; Physical, Mental or Verbal) to Spread Love among the global people:

O you who believe! let not (one) people LAUGH (Bullying, Put Downs, Teasing) at (another) people perchance they may be better than they, nor let women (laugh) at (other) women, perchance they may be better than they; and do not find fault with your own people nor call one another by nicknames; EVIL is a bad name after faith, and whoever does not turn, these it is that are the unjust. [Al_Quraan_049.011]

Warning: There are few cases where claimers of the Natural Medicine has been found defaulter in Canada, since they caused life threatening to the patient at later stages. Make sure that they are approved from the government.

Avoiding Following Foods / Drinks etc. It also may also help Reducing Fat:

01>   No Artificial Sweeteners.

02>   No MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate).

03>   No Diet Food or Diet Drinks.

04>   No Fast Food or Chain Restaurants.

05>   No High Fructose Corn Syrup.

06>   No White Sugar or White Flour.

07>   No Soft Drinks.

08>   Avoid Chocolates. Little amount of Chocolates may be good specially for Kids.

          BUT excess of it may damage the Teeth.

09>   No Margarine or Artificial Butter etc.

10>   Throw away Microwave oven and Non-Stick Pans / Pots.

11>   Do not eat after 7:00 PM.

12>   No Smoking.

13>   Do not eat any food produced or sold by a publicly traded corporation (Brand Name).

14>   No Metal in your Dental Work.

15>   No Tap Water. Use Good Filter.

16>   Do not eat Hydrogenated Oil.

17>   Do not eat Homogenized and Pasteurized Dairy Products.

18>   Use only Toothpaste with NO Fluoride.

19>   If you can't eat it, don't put on your skin.

20>   Do not eat Shellfish, Pork, Farm Raised Fish, that Meat which is not Halaal.

21>   Do not take Vitamins without consult of your Family Doctor.

22>   Do not eat which says "Fat Free" on the Label.

23>   Do not eat which says "Sugar Free" on the Label.

24>   Do not eat which says "Low Carbs" on the Label.

25>   Eliminate Air Freshners.

26>   Eliminate Fluorescent Lighting.

27>   Reduce Air Conditioning.

28>   Avoid Dry Cleaning.

29>   Avoid Roasted and Salted Nuts and Seeds.

30>   Avoid Cell Phones, other than in urgency.

31>   Reduce TV Time and other Electronic and Wireless Devices.

32>   Avoid Getting Loan. Stress is a silent Killer.

33>   Stay away from Psychiatrics and Psychologists.

Recommended Foods or Drinks etc. It also may also help Reducing Fat:

1>     Drink a Glass of Water Immediately upon Arising.

2>     Eat a Big Breakfast within 45 minutes after getting up early Morning.

3>     Drink Eight Glasses of Distilled Water Every Day.

4>     Non-Stop Walk at least 30 Minutes per Day.

5>     Include Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar in your Diets.

6>     Include Apples, Oranges, Grapefruits, Dates, Figs, Lemon, Pomegranate and Olive as well.

7>     Include Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Garlic, Ginger, Kalonji (Black Seeds), etc in Curry.

8>     Use Olive Oil to Cook your Curry.

9>     Eat a Big, Huge Salad at Lunch and Dinner.

10>   Wear Magnetic Rings / Braces, to increase blood flow, which may help a little significant in healing minor diseases.

11>   Eat Nuts and Seeds, which are not Roasted and Not Salted.

12>   Use Sea Salt.

13>   Use Brown Sugar.

14>   Fix your Sleep Time of 8 hours, as much as possible, ideally 10:00 PM to 06:00 PM.

15>   Get out of Debt. Stress is a silent Killer.

Toxic World:

We are living in the Toxic World which is drastically effecting our health. Chemicals and toxins accumulate in fat tissue. The more chemicals and toxins, the more fat the body manufactures. Toxic chemicals, which have been used to fatten up animals for meat production by reducing their ability to use their own existing fat stores, also contribute to weight gain in humans.

Make-up and body care products have been linked to allergic reactions, birth defects, and even cancer. It is a medically recognized fact that our body absorbs significant amounts of what we put on our skin. With Certified Organic food rapidly becoming the nutrition of choice by the health conscious amongst us, why would you accept any less for your skin?. The absence of government oversight for this $35 billion industry leads to companies routinely marketing products with ingredients that are poorly studied, not studied at all, or worse, known to pose potentially serious health risks.

Why People are FAT?

Allah has created ever human in different shape and sizes. Every single human can never be a super model. It is OK if some is bulky, thin, short, tall etc. All can have different shapes and sizes. All can have different desires as well. Some one may like dangerous rides, BUT other may get stroke or heart attack, so you need to think how other may feel and you need to HELP them instead of TORTURE them.

The MAJOR thing, from what we need to be careful is the FAT. Even a thin person can get stroke or heart attack, due to fat. First we need to find the roots of all the cause of fat and many other diseases, why we are getting sick?

We need to realize that we are living in the Toxic World, and each and every item may contain Toxics chemicals. Try to avoid highly Toxic items to eat or drink or put on your skin, if you can. General theory is that if any thing you cannot eat then don't put on your skin. Yes there are many cases, where you don't have choices other than using medicine. You are what you eat or drink fits in many cases. By following the guide lines in Avoiding Following Foods / Drinks etc. and Recommended Foods or Drinks etc. may help reduce the fat.

Some Useful Spices etc.:

Allah has created nothing without any reason. Regarding Spices, many are very useful. Use of Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Garlic, Ginger and Kalonji (Black Seeds), etc in Curry is very useful and may protect us from many diseases like cold, cough and flue. Dates, Figs, Honey, Lemon, Olive Oil, Pomegranate, Apple Cider Vinegar and Water Melon etc have other benefits. Before mentioning about the Medical Uses of Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar, here I would like to mention few things about Natural Cure and Primary causes of the illnesses.

Ajwain (Carom Seeds) used in spices for curry - Medical uses
Ajwain seeds are reputed to be beneficial to common cold or migraine headache, asthma sufferers, with the small seeds smoked in a pipe to relieve shortness of breath.
Ajwain is used for indigestion and gas relief.
Ajwain helps in curing the disorders such as ulcers, ringworm, itching, stomach worm, bile, menstrual and post-natal disorders, leucorrhoea, female infertility, pimples, kidney stones and many more, and also useful as an aphrodisiac.

ALUM (aluminium potassium sulfate) - Medical uses

ALUM (aluminium potassium sulfate) an Antibacterial agent found amongst spices at most grocery stores: Alum works as a deodorant because Alum inhibits bacterial growth. This fits the definition of an antibacterial agent. Styptic pencils or Alum powder/crystals can be applied to cuts that have a mild infection. Also you can use it for gargle during throat pain or cough.

Alum (PHITKIRI) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a food additive, but in large quantities — well, an ounce or more — it is toxic to humans.

Black Pepper (Kalee Mirich)  used in spices for curry - Medical uses
Black Pepper is good for flue or cough remedy.
Black Pepper with honey is also good for curing bad voice due to cough.
Black Pepper may also be used fore treating such illnesses as constipation, diarrhea, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lung disease, oral abscesses, sunburn, tooth decay, and toothaches.
Black Seed (Kalongi, Nigella sativa) used in spices for curry - Medical uses
Black Seed has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, both as a herb and pressed into oil.
Black Seed's use to relieve the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and coughing.
Black Seeds has been used for treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support, and for general well-being.
Prophet Muhammad once stated that the black seed can heal every disease—except death—as recounted in the following hadith:
“ Narrated Khalid bin Sa'd:We went out and Ghalib bin Abjar was accompanying us. He fell ill on the way and when we arrived at Medina he was still sick. Ibn Abi 'Atiq came to visit him and
said to us, "Treat him with black cumin. Take five or seven seeds and crush them (mix the powder with oil) and drop the resulting mixture into both nostrils, for 'Aisha has narrated to me that she heard the Prophet saying, 'This black cumin is healing for all diseases except As-Sam.' 'Aisha said, 'What is As-Sam?' He said, 'Death.' " (Bukhari)”
Cardamom (Elaichi) used in spices for curry - Medical uses
Cardamon is broadly used to treat infections in teeth and gums, to prevent and treat throat troubles, congestion of the lungs and pulmonary tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids.
Cardamon is also used to treat stomach-aches, constipation, dysentery, and other digestion disorders.

Clove (Long) used in spices for curry - Medical uses
Clove is good for Flue, Cough and Hicop.
Cloves infused in water as a treatment for stomach upsets, vomitting and diarrhoea.
Cloves internally as a tea and topically as an oil for hypotonic muscles, including for multiple sclerosis.
Clove oil is also used to tread teethache.

Garlic (Lahson)  used in spices for curry - Medical uses

Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease including atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cancer.
Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood sugar levels.
Garlic may also possess cancer-fighting properties due to the presence of allylic sulfur compounds such as diallyl disulfide (DADs), believed to be an anticarcinogen.
Garlic is used as a treatment for intestinal worms and other intestinal parasites.
Garlic cloves are used as a remedy for infections (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections such as thrush.
Ginger (Adrak)  used in spices for curry - Medical uses
Genger is used to treat flue, cough and sore throat.
Ginger has been found effective for treating nausea and Ginger Ale is highly recommended stomach settlers including stomach flue.
Genger may have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties that may make it useful for treating heart disease.
Honey (shehad) - Medical uses
And thy Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (men's) habitations...there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for mankind. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought. (Al_Quraan_Quran_016:068-069)
For at least 2700 years, honey has been used to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, but only recently have the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey been chemically explained.

Honey and Lemon hot drink is good for cough and cold.
Lemon - Medical uses
Lemon is used to treat flue, cough, cold and sore throat.
Lemon is also used to treat motion sickness.
Honey and Lemon hot drink is good for cough and cold.

Licorice (Mulhatti, Spanish wood) - Medical uses

Powdered Licorice root is an effective expectorant.
Modern cough syrups often include Licorice extract as an ingredient.
Licorice may be useful in conventional and naturopathic medicine for both mouth ulcers and peptic ulcers.

Turmeric (Haldee) used in spices for curry - Medical uses
Turmeric paste is used for cut, burns, bruise, broken bones and cosmetics etc.
Turmeric is also used to heal after pregnancy. Cook it along with Dry Fruits, Black Seeds and Ajwain (Carom seeds or Bishop's Weed) etc. gives good recovery after pregnency.
Turmeric has fluoride which is thought to be essential for teeth.
Turmeric raw or powder is also used as an antibacterial agent.
Clinical trials for Turmeric is underway to study curcumin treatment for pancreatic cancer, multiple myeloma, Alzheimer's, liver disorders, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer.
Turmeric quarter teaspoon and salt quarter teaspoon in a hot water is good for gargle for sore throat.

Vinegar (sirca) - Medical uses
Apple cider vinegar is used as a household remedy for common warts, flue, cough adn sore throat.
Apple cider vinegar has many remedies and treatments have been ascribed to vinegar over millennia in many different cultures.
Vinegar is a folk medicine used in China to prevent the spread of virus such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and other pneumonia outbreaks.
Some Useful Fruits and Vegitable etc.:
Apple - Medical uses
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Apple reduce the risk of Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Lung Cancer.
Apple is also good for regulating Bowel Movements, heart disease, weight loss, and controlling cholesterol.
Apricot - Medical uses
Chinese Medicine practitioners use apricot seed as a treatment in respiratory diseases, including bronchitis and emphysema.
Apricot seeds, because of their remarkably high content of amygdalin, are a source of vitamin B17 and utilized in alternative medicine for cancer therapy. It has to be underlined, however, that the seeds must be baked prior to direct consumption, since apricot kernels can be poisonous if ingested raw in large quantities.
Avocado - Medical uses
Avocado contains approximately 21 grams of fat, though most of it is monounsaturated fat. Avocados also have 60% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K. They have the highest fiber content of any fruit - including 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber.

Banana - Medical uses
Bananas are a valuable source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and high in iron.
Banana is good for Brain, Nerves, Stress Relief, Reducing Depression, Stroke Risk, Anemia, Constipation and Diarrhea, Eyesight Protection, Healthy Bones, Healthy Kidney, Blood Pressure, Heartburn, Morning Sickness, Ulcers.
Bitter Melon (Karelaa, Ampalaya) - Medical uses
Bitter Melon is an effective herbal medicine for many aliments, like Diabetes, rheumatism, gout, liver, blood pressure, cough & fever, intestinal worms, diarrhea, some types of cancer, immune system .
Bitter Melon is good source of vitamins A, B and C, iron, folic acid, phosphorous and calcium.
Chickpeas (Black) used for curry - Medical uses
Chickpeas contain phytochemicals called saponins, which can act as antioxidants. Chick peas can help to lower cholesterol levels and are also a good source of protein and folate.
Prreparation: Add water to Dried Chickpeas and leave overnight, then it should be ready to eat or cook. There are many ways to cook it, sweet, curry or bread (chapati) from its flour (Gram Flour).
Cranberry - Medical uses
Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, phytochemicals under active research for possible benefits to the cardiovascular system, immune system and as anti-cancer agents.
Cranberry juice components also show efficacy against formation of kidney stones.
Cranberry juice consumption against bacterial infections in the urinary system.
Cranberry tannins have anti-clotting properties and may reduce urinary tract infections and the amount of dental plaque-causing oral bacteria, thus being a prophylaxis for gingivitis.
Date - Medical uses
Dates have a high tannin content and are used medicinally as a detersive (having cleansing power) and astringent in intestinal troubles. As an infusion, decoction, syrup, or paste, dates may be administered for sore throat, colds, bronchial catarrh, and taken to relieve fever and number of other complaints.
Eggplant - Medical uses
Eggplant help control cholesterol levels and is also a source of folic acid and potassium.
Fig - Medical uses
Fig promotes bone density and is believed to be a good treatment for high blood-pressure, diabetes, heart-disease and constipation.
Figs are demulcent and nutritive. Their demulcent decoctions are used to treat nose and throat catarrhal infections.
Figs contain iron which enriches and helps blood production. Thus, they are ideal for women, girls and individuals suffering from Anemia (lack of Iron).
Figs are good for eye sight.
Figs contain a nutrient called tryptophan which promotes good sleep and helps the brain use glucose properly.
Flax Seeds - Medical uses
Flax seed is very high in omega 3s. great for your skin, hair and nails. just all around good for you. you might want to get the capsules because just the oil tastes pretty gross.
Flax seed oil is an excellent source of Omega 3,6 & 9 Fats.
Used for Dry skin conditions, Lowering cholesterol, etc.
Grape - Medical uses
Nutritionists believe the tonic effect of grapes help weight gain, and are a treatment for anemia, constipation, and liver failure.
Grapes fight depression and strengthen the nerves.
Consuming grapes is specially recommended in individuals who have high blood urea levels.
Diabetic patients should not consume grapes fruit or juice.
Long-term use of grapes may cause renal and bladder stones.
Grapefruit - Medical uses
Grapefruit helps lower cholesterol.
Grapefruit helps lower blood pressure.
Grapefruit help the body's metabolism burn fat.
Avoid Grapefruit with other medications, since there is Great Health Risks of Mixing Grapefruit With Medicine for cholesterol or high blood pressure or antihistamines, etc.
Guava - Medical uses
Guavas are often considered "superfruits", being extremely rich in vitamins A, B, and C, five times more vitamin C than an orange.
Guavas also contains high amounts of calcium – which is unusual in a fruit.
Guava leaves are used for medicinal purposes, as a remedy for diarrhea.
Guavas have blood sugar-lowering properties, a natural means to help Diabetics keep down Blood Sugar levels.
Guavas is also a good remedy for Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Asthma.
Honey - Medical uses
And thy Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (men's) habitations...there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for mankind. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought. (Al_Quraan_016:068-069)
Honey is very good for common cough & cold, take a tablespoon of honey and mixed it with little black pepper power and salt (don't add salt if you have high blood pressure) and eat it.

Isphagol (Psyllium/Ispaghula) Husk - Medical uses
Isphagol Husk is very good for many type of upset stomach like chronic dysentry, Chronic Constipation & Piles.
Isphagol Husk is also helpful lowering High Cholesterol.

Jackfruit - Medical uses
Jackfruit health benefits are wide-ranging from anti-cancer to antihypertensive, anti-ageing, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, etc.
Jackfruit seed powder has the ability to relieve discomfort due to indigestion.
Kiwifruit - Medical uses
Kiwifruit protects against heart disease and diabetes, some cancers, constipation, and diverticulitis.
Kiwifruit is vital for infant growth, bone strength, brain development, and developing a strong immune system.
Kiwifruit significantly controls blood pressure - the “silent killer”.
Lemon - Medical uses
Lemon is always a helpful remedy for Chills, Fevers, Diptheria, Headache, Asthma, Coughs, Colds, Tartar Remover from Teeth and other Cosmetics.
Mango - Medical uses
Mango aids in digestion and intestinal health.
Mango protects against heart disease and other ailments.
Mango also protects against heart disease, hypertention and other ailments.
Mango also helps relax the muscles, relieve stress and prevents from abortion in pregnant women.
Mango improves the appetite and is an effective antidote for various body toxins.
Dried mango seed is a good toothpaste. It strengthens the gums and helps in curing dental problems like pyorrhea and halitosis.

Oats - Medical uses
Oats are generally considered "healthy", or a health food, being touted commercially as nutritious. The discovery of the healthy cholesterol-lowering properties has led to wider appreciation of oats as human food.
Olive - Medical uses
Olive Oil Fights Heart Disease, Breast Cancer.
Olive leaf is an effective treatment for shingles and skin infections.
Olive leaf reduces bad cholesterol, high blood pressure.
Olive leaf is effective for colds, flu, herpes, throat infections, ear infections, eye infections and boosts the immune system.
Orange - Medical uses
Orange is a good source of vitamin C, help to improve the immune system.
One orange contains about 50 mg. vitamin C; this is about 2/3 of our daily need
Peach - Medical uses
An infusion of the bark or dried leaves in boiling water is effective in treating gastritis and gastric congestion.
Peach is also helpful in whooping coughs and chronic bronchitis.
Peach flower syrup and infusion are mild purgatives and can be used to treat jaundice.
Pineapple - Medical uses
Pineapple break up blood clots and is beneficial to the heart.
Pineapple juices also kills intestinal worms.
Pineapple juice contains chemicals that stimulates the kidneys and aids in removing toxic elements in the body.
Pomegranate - Medical uses
Pomegranate juice, mainly used as a health drink, is good for prostate cancer or prostatic hyperplasia, diabetes, arthritis and lymphoma. It also has antiviral and antibacterial effects against dental plaque.
Sour pomegranate is good for the liver and stomach and helps relieve itching.
Sweet pomegranate juice has tonic and diuretic effects. It helps treat jaundice, coughs, hoarseness and increases weight.
Pomegranate is a promising antioxidant, good for reducing several heart risk factors, including LDL (bad cholesterol) oxidation and arteriosclerosis (thickening of the arteries) as well as malignant prostate disease.
Pomegranate is good for weight loss programs because it inhibits fat absorption.
Pomegranate reduces systolic blood pressure.
Pumpkin - Medical uses
Pumpkin seeds are used for the prevention of prostate cancer.
They are a diuretic used to treat bladder irritation, kidney stones and urination problems.
These seeds alleviate travel sickness, nausea and motion sickness.
Pumpkin seeds with husks help nursing women to produce more milk.
Raisin - Medical uses
Raisins fight oral bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.
Raisins having seed is used for cough remedy.
Raspberry - Medical uses
Raspberry is well regarded as a women's herb.
Strawberry - Medical uses
Strawberry is used to cool the liver, blood and spleen, to calm an upset stomach and to refresh the spirit.
Sunflower seed - Medical uses
Sunflower Seeds, Pistachios Among Top Nuts For Lowering Cholesterol.
Tomato - Medical uses
Tomato nutrient prevents cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Watermelon - Medical uses
Watermelon quenches thirst, relieves irritability, dispels summer heat problems, promotes diuresis, detoxifies.
Watermelon is a good remedy for sores, dry mouth, summer heat irritability, bloody dysentery, jaundice, edema, difficult urination and kidney stones.

Medical Uses of Honey


More than 1,400 years ago Allah and His messenger (peace be upon him) told us that honey can heal a variety of medical problems.

Honey is a healing for the mankind:

"And the Lord inspired the bee, saying: Take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)'. There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is indeed a sign for people who think." (Quraan 16:68-69)

For common cough & cold, take a tablespoon of honey and mixed it with little black pepper power and salt and eat it.

Traditional uses of honey have included honey mixed with lemon for sore throats and it has also been used for stomach pains and problems, as well as certain eye conditions.

Modern research shows that honey:

blocks the growth of oral bacteria

coats the throat and reduces throat irritation

is effective when used in the treatment of gastric or peptic stomach ulcers

is effective in the treatment of various wounds and infections because of its antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal) properties.

is also considered an antioxidant. This means it allows the blood to circulate better and provide more oxygen to areas of the body such as the brain.

can also be used externally to promote healing when applied to wounds, even postoperative wounds

has also been effective in its use to treat burns

contains a variety of sugars and minerals and has been shown to be low in calories and useful as a sweetener for diabetics, people with heart disease or those who are overweight.

Researchers are not absolutely sure why honey heals but they are learning new things about honey everyday.

"Honey is considered the food of foods, the drink of drinks and the drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach and eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative, hair conditioner, eye salve, and mouthwash. The best honey is that produced in the spring, the second best is that of summer, and the least quality is produced in winter."

The Book of Sufi Healing. Shaykh Moinuddin Chishti

Treatment of Burns and Skin Ulcers:

A study in 1991 by Dr Subrahmanyam compared the results of topical application of honey to burns with conventional Burn treatment, (silver sulfadiazine). The following results were noted and reproduced by Julie McCarthy, a postgraduate student at the University of Guelph. "Burn patients of a variety of ages were divided into two treatment groups. The burns of patients in group I were cleaned with a saline solution and pure, undiluted, unprocessed honey was applied daily. Burns of group 2 were cleaned and covered with gauze that was soaked in 5% silver sulfadiazine, which was changed daily. Results showed that within 7 days 91 % of the infected wounds treated with honey were free from infection, compared to less than 7% of the silver sulfadiazine treated burns. Within 15 days, 87% of honey treated wounds were healed compared to less than 10% of wounds in group 2. " Furthermore, Efem (1988) showed that the various types of wounds and skin ulcers which did not respond to conventional methods of treatment such as antibiotics and medicated dressings, responded to treatment with honey. These included:

Fournier's Gangrene Burn wounds Tropical ulcers Bed sores Diabetic ulcers The anti-bacterial activity of honey is based partly on its osmotic effects in that the bacteria that cause infection are unable to survive in honey because they become dehydrated. In addition, it was noted that the presence of hydrogen peroxide generated by the enzymatic activity of glucose oxidase in dilute honey contributes to the anti-bacterial activity. As hydrogen peroxide decomposes, it generates highly reactive free radicals that react and kill bacteria.

The Treatment of Gastroenteritis and Stomach Ulcers using Honey:

Research by Haffejee and Moose (1985) found that honey treatment shortened the duration of diarrhea in patients with bacterial gastroenteritis, in that patients treated with honey had a mean recovery of 58 hours compared with 93 hours for control patients. In addition, research conducted here in New Zealand by Somal et al (1994) at Waikato has shown that Manuka Honey successfully inhibits Helicobacter pylori the organism responsible for upper gastro-intestinal dyspepsia of stomach ulcers. However, it should be noted that research is ongoing in this field, and although the initial results are promising, full clinical trials are yet to be completed. As well as its other therapeutic properties, the presence of potassium, sodium calcium and magnesium means that honey is capable of neutralizing acid in the body and thus maintaining the acid-alkaline balance.

Sources: Yoirish, N. The Curative Properties of Honey and Bee Venom. USA; New Glide Publications 1977 (pp46-54)

McCarthy, J. The Antibacterial Effects of Honey: Medical Fact or Fiction? American Bee Journal. May 1995

Medicinal Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar



NOTE - Nothing here is to be taken as medical advice. Always ask your doctor before attempting to diagnose yourself or deciding upon medication to alleviate any symptoms. Use Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar unless it is mentioned for other type. Stay away from soft drinks and chocolates. Any time you take any vinegar internally, be sure to rinse your mouth with plain water.


Warnings: Do not use any Vinegar on Empty Stomach, since it is like an acid and may cause other problems.

Apple Cider Vinegar has many benefits of it. Many Sahabas used to keep at their homes. (Tirmidhi: Chapter 25 – Hadeeth – 001 – 143)

To prevent from Common Flue Virus it will be nice to include Apple Cider Vinegar, in your meal, a homemade salads.

Simple Homemade Salads Ingredients to prevent from Common Flue:

Apple Cider Vinegar is the key to get prevent from flues. It is also very helpful for sore throat. You may need to take a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to do gargle type for a minute and then drink it for twice a day. You may use it like an spray to the affected area in the throat for four times a day to avoid taking access of any vinegar.

Warnings: Do not use any Vinegar on Empty Stomach, since it is like an acid and may cause other problems.

Public Experiences:

  1. A reader says; My best use for Apple Cider Vinegar is to use 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar to an 8 ounce glass of warm water for a sore throat. Gargle every hour and swallow after gargling, with two mouthfuls. I got this from a Vermont Folk Medicine book by D.C.Jarvis many years ago. If started at the first hint of a sore throat, it always works, usually within a night's sleep. I don't mind the taste, but some children might.
  2. Use for a throat soother. Take equal amounts of honey and cider vinegar, stir or shake until dissolved. Take a tablespoon at a time to cut mucous in the throat.
  3. This reader writes: My grandmother swears by Apple Cider Vinegar as an antiseptic for abrasions, to reduce itch from poison ivy or mosquito bites, and even to help rehydrate sunburned skin.
  4. This reader says - I hate to wear gloves when gardening (except, of course when working with roses, blackberries or thistles) and once in a while I get a nick or scratch. Since I shoveled most of it INTO my garden, I know what my hands are in, and I'm 120 yards downhill from the bathroom sink and the disinfectant! My trusty spray bottle of full strength Apple Cider Vinegar to the rescue. Stings for a second or two until the endorphins kick in, but I don't have to stop what I'm doing and make a special trip back up hill. I've NEVER had an infection in a scratch since I discovered this trick.
  5. Another reader wrote: I am allergic to crabs. However, I love them. I have found that when I dip my crabmeat in Apple Cider Vinegar, I don't get an allergic reaction. This may not work for everyone, but it works for me.
  6. 1 tsp cider vinegar with one tsp honey taken three times daily helps with arthritis. It dissolves the crystal deposits of uric acid that form between joints (and also in muscles as with muscular rheumatism). Also dissolves osteophytes (bony spurs) over long periods.
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar in drinking water is very effective in eliminating the low-grade fevers that are present in Chronic Fatigue sufferers. It also helps eliminate the 'thrush' coating in the mouth, which is sometimes caused by antibiotic use. Mix four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a gallon of drinking water. Drink up to one gallon each day.
  8. From another reader: After years of suffering from athlete's foot, consulting doctors, and spending hundreds of dollars on so called cures (some prescription, some over the counter), I read in one of the magazines in which I subscribe to try soaking in Apple Cider Vinegar. Something was said about it changing skin ph so that the fungus could not grow. I soaked three evenings in a row. Now, no more fungus and that have been several months ago.
  9. Medicine for toe nail fungus can be very costly, but you can use one part Apple Cider Vinegar to one part warm water and soak your feet.

Another reader writes: My daughter had toe nail fungus, causing the nail to grow up instead of out, like it should. I started putting a few drops of Apple Cider Vinegar on it several times a day. To my amazement, her nail is almost normal again! Try this one, for those who have the above problem, it really works!

  1. Use 2 cups of cider vinegar in the tub to soak sore muscles and add potassium to muscles.
  2. And this one: A nurse told me molds grow in humidifiers used in sick rooms. After a couple of days' use, she rinsed out a humidifier, then refilled it, adding maybe 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar. She would run this for a couple of minutes in the bathroom, with the door closed and the window open, to kill the molds. Then she'd rinse it, run it again with just clear water, rinse that, and declare it fit for service again. She was also adamant about not just pouring more water in to refill, but rinsed the reservoir out each time to retard growth of nasty stuff she didn't want spraying all around the sick room.
  3. Quite often muscle cramps, or 'charlie horse', are caused by too low a level of potassium. I take a tsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar when suffering from a muscle cramp to quickly bring my potassium level back up and relieve the cramp.
  4. When making soup stock (as all good frugal-ites do), squirt in a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, to help leach (extract) all the calcium from the bones being used. There's no Apple Cider Vinegar taste, and most of us can certainly use the additional calcium.
  5. It's never failed me yet: Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with one cup of honey and store this mixture in an air-tight container. Anytime you have trouble drifting off, take two teaspoons of this mixture and you'll drift off in less than a half hour. And you won't be groggy in the morning like over-the-counter sleep aids.
  6. A teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar relieves hiccups more effectively than anything else, including lemon juice or sugar...

Another reader writes: I've found that gargling with cider vinegar will stop the most horrible case of hiccups!

  1. I find mixing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey in 8 oz of warm water and drinking before I go to bed has helped eliminate those awful night leg cramps
  2. When the weather changes and the sinus start running I get that nagging cough, I simply take 2 tablespoons of any kind of Apple Cider Vinegar and that nasty cough stops.
  3. I have a history of having problems with boils and bear the scars of them. They are quite painful and at times have had to have them lanced. A few people in my family told me about Apple Cider Vinegar tea. One tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, one tablespoon honey mixed in a cup of hot water at least twice a day has dissolved more than one of my boils. Not only the Apple Cider Vinegar tea but also, the recommended daily amount of water. Stay away from sodas and chocolate, as they seem to aggravate the infected area even more. If the boil does come to a head where it is going to open continue to drink the Apple Cider Vinegar tea and the water. Use hot packs on the boil for 15-20 minutes three times a day. Doing this has more than once saved an unwanted visit to the doctor. What is also important is not to squeeze a boil. I hope this will help someone out there.
  4. Soak (rinsed and dried) egg shells in Apple Cider Vinegar until they dissolve. Dilute with water, and drink your (very easy to assimilate) calcium supplement. Oyster shells can also be dissolved in Apple Cider Vinegar until dissolved, then drunk, for a calcium supplement. [Pearls may be dissolved also, but this is not very frugal ;-) ]
  5. When taking calcium-magnesium tablets/or powder, wash it down with something acidic (like Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in water), so that it will dissolve the cal-mag, so that your body can assimilate it.

Any time you take vinegar internally, be sure to rinse your mouth with plain water. Acid remaining on teeth will eventually (over time), dissolve your teeth, as it does with calcium deposits around the sink. [I never thought of my teeth as calcium deposits, but, hmmm, I guess they are...like my bones...]

  1. We use 1/2 tsp white distilled Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 tbsp rubbing alcohol to prevent swimmers ear.
  2. Strange as it sounds, Apple Cider Vinegar soothes the itching and burning of hemorrhoids. Just take a cotton ball and dab the affected area with full strength apple cider vinegar! Caution: some people find the full strength solution stings. If this happens to you, just dilute the Apple Cider Vinegar half and half with water.
  3. Sunburn Remedy:
  1. Apple Cider Vinegar is extremely effective on yeast infections. When I get an infection, I pour about 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar in my douche bottle and finish filling with warm water. I douche twice daily and in about 2 days my infection is gone. The Apple Cider Vinegar smell leaves in about an hour.

Another reader writes: I have found that the Apple Cider Vinegar bath also cures yeast infections, not only mine but also my infant daughter. My midwife suggested the Apple Cider Vinegar bath while I was pregnant and it cured it and hasn't come back since. Twice daily and in about two days it's gone.

  1. I nurse my daughter who has extremely sensitive skin. It seems that every time I turn around, I have eaten something that breaks her out. I started giving her Apple Cider Vinegar baths. I run her bath water and pour about a cup of apple cider vinegar in. It has been weeks now and her skin is smoother than it has ever been.
  2. Put 1/2 cup into a pan to soak your feet in before a pedicure. It softens your skin.
  3. I have seen many posts about using Apple Cider Vinegar on a sunburn. When I burn myself when cooking I splash some Apple Cider Vinegar on a bit of paper towel and put it on the burn. It stops hurting immediately and if you keep it on, you will not develop a blister.
  4. We use Apple Cider Vinegar on wasp/yellowjacket stings. Just soak a cotton ball in cider vinegar and hold to the sore spot (can tape it on with bandage tape). Within a few minutes the pain stops. It would work on bee stings too, only you'd probably need to get the stinger out.
  5. I have been dealing with a problem of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. If I sip water with apple cider vinegar during the day, those symptoms disappear. It works for me and would certainly be worth a try for those who experience this distressing problem.
  6. My great grandmother swore by Apple Cider Vinegar for almost everything. Two uses that I have tried and had great success with.

For a stiff neck, take a half Apple Cider Vinegar half warm water solution and soak a rag in it, then wring the rag out and wrap it around your neck. Put a layer of plastic wrap (to keep your sheets dry) and finish up with a towel (be careful not to strangle yourself). Leave this on over night and in the morning you will not believe the difference.

For bruises and swelling follow the directions above, but use cold water. You can hold the "compress" in place with an ace bandage. leave on for at least an hour, but the longer you leave it the better the results. I have personally used this long after ice was effective for reducing the swelling and it works like a miracle.

  1. I suffer from migraines and take Imitrex for them. When I don’t have any on hand I use Apple Cider Vinegar and it always helps me. May not be the cause for everyone though. I take a wash cloth and put water and Apple Cider Vinegar on it and put it over my forehead. Seems to work great for me. If you suffer from migraines it is worth a try.

An old fashioned remedy for any headache was to soak brown paper with cider vinegar and apply it to the forehead. Possibly something about breathing the fumes helps in some cases, anyway.

  1. Being a scuba diver for many years I swear by Apple Cider Vinegar to remove the sting of a jellyfish.
  2. Soak a cotton ball or piece of paper towel in Apple Cider Vinegar, place it on the aching tooth... bite down - in moments the toothache is temporarily gone, giving you time to get to a dentist.
  3. Many elderly people with high cholesterol have tried this drink with much success.

Mix together and take 2 ounces before your largest meal everyday; only 2 ounces is needed for results.

  1. Taking a little bit of Apple Cider Vinegar with or just before meals isolates the fat in food and it passes through your system. I learned this a diet clinic. it works really great.
  2. A couple of years ago I was suffering from a very stubborn infection in both of my ears. My ear doctor tried several antibiotics, but to no avail. Cultures of the infection showed strong resistance to most antibiotics, including Cipro. Eventually they had me on a regimen of intravenous injections (which I had to do myself 3 times a day), and a nurse would periodically come to my home and change the vein into which I would inject the antibiotic. This was all very nerve wracking.

That didn't seem to be making much progress, but my doctor learned of an ear specialist who apparently had a regimen that seemed effective in solving tough ear infections. Ironically, the night before I went to see this doctor, my dear old mother-in-law tried to convince me to try using a Apple Cider Vinegar ear wash. Seems she had a book on "miracle" uses for Apple Cider Vinegar. Can you guess what the Phoenix doctor's special regimen was? Apple Cider Vinegar and water! Use any Apple Cider Vinegar, white is fine, and mix in equal amounts with water. Warm slightly so you don't screw up your equilibrium by putting cold water in your ear. Be sure not to make it too warm. Get an ear flush bulb and flush the affected ear 2 -3 times with the mixture twice a day.

In a few days my infection was history!

  1. For those very painful "Charlie Horses" and muscle cramps, use half Apple Cider Vinegar and half water, on a wet towel. Heat in microwave 20 seconds and place on pained area. It works great.
  2. I am 49 years old and have suffered with very severe headaches since I was a young girl. I have tried many medications and remedies, but this simple and inexpensive thing can relieve the pain, sometimes within minutes. I usually lie down and rest, or try to nap, after doing this, but it's surprising how fast and effectively it works: Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar. Make a "tent" with a bath towel over your head and breathe in the vapors, deeply and slowly. (If it makes you cough, cut back on the Apple Cider Vinegar.) A few minutes of doing this will cure most headaches as well as pills or shots.
  3. I have psoriasis and my skin is very dry. After I have showered, I sprit all over with a spray bottle filled with 3 parts cider vinegar and 1 part water and rinse again. There is no soap residue left on my skin and I don't feel itchy. I think it helps body odor, also.
  4. I put a capful of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water when I am having indigestion problems. It gets rid of the gassy, bloating, diarrhea problems. It seems to help balance the acid needed for digestion.
  5. Just one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water at meals can change your life completely. How? Apple cider vinegar contains acedic acid, which stimulates the production of stomach acid. The more stomach acid the better as it breaks down your food into smaller molecules. The smaller the molecules the more efficiently your intestines and liver can absorb the nutrients it needs. In the old days the stomach would be producing acid all day long so it would be ready for meal time. But these days when the body is stressed the stomach stops producing acid so at meal time there's not enough acid to digest the food. This creates all kinds of problems; indigestion, gastic reflux, IBS, bad breath, diverticulus, fatty liver, lactose intolerance, allergies, fatigue, you name it. But just a little bit of apple cider vinegar gets the stomach working again.
  6. I thought I had broken my ankle. It was so bad I had to crawl on my knee and my leg and foot were one! My grandmother told me to soak a brown paper bag in Apple Cider Vinegar and wrap it around my foot all night. Incredible results. The swelling had gone down two thirds and in three full days I was walking on it again. I just knew I had to go to the doctor!
  7. I have suffered for 9 years with chronic sinus and ear and throat infections. I've had dozens of antibiotic treatments and corrective surgery. One day I drank a tablespoonful of white distilled Apple Cider Vinegar and noticed that I felt some level of relief, so I took this one step further. I took 12 ounces of distilled water and one tablespoon of distilled Apple Cider Vinegar and used it to rinse my sinuses. This was painful I admit, but was desperate after nine years and I was getting nowhere with my physicians. I did this for two weeks twice a day. Now after 10 years of pain and suffering I can tell you that I am cured . Anyone who wishes to try what I have done please be cautious as the solution stings the nose a little bit, but the pain quickly passes. While rinsing your sinuses you must have your head down the water will pass through your mouth. Never do this with your head upright as you could drown if water enters your lungs. Please talk to your physician before doing this. I was already familiar with salt water rinsing before substituting salt for Apple Cider Vinegar.
  8. One of our managers at the steel mill where I work as the Safety Supervisor had told me that for years he had been using a Apple Cider Vinegar soaked cloth for quick relief and disinfections of lime or alkali burns. In the steel making furnace facilities, lime is a very commonly used product and employees are regularly getting minor skin burns from exposure to the lime dust. Apple Cider Vinegar's natural acidic properties help neutralize the pH of the skin when an alkali material causes a caustic burn.
  9. When I got my belly button pierced a year ago, the artist told me that if it got infected to warm up some Apple Cider Vinegar and soak my belly button in it. A few months later, I actually did get a little infection and after soaking my belly in Apple Cider Vinegar, the infection left. I only had to soak it about three times!
  10. I recently got my nose pierced. I was running out of the bottle antiseptic medicine the piercing saloon gave me. I started to use Apple Cider Vinegar to clean the piercing and the ring in it. I only used it after I ran out of the bottle and used after about a month and a half of my piercing. I still use it for daily cleaning. It works great. I don't think people should replace the antiseptic stuff, but using Apple Cider Vinegar in a pinch or for daily cleaning, or spot infections could help them out. I thought it was infected at one point and I went to the school Dr. She said it wasn't and that using Apple Cider Vinegar to clean the piercing really couldn't hurt me and it might have helped. Remember any person who gets pierced should follow the instructions of a qualified piercer or their doctor.
  11. Our son had a wart starting to grow near the cuticle of his finger and it was actually starting to go under his nail. After putting apple cider vinegar on a band-aid and wrapping it on the finger for about one week, the wart was gone and never grew back. Place a new apple cider vinegar band-aid on the wart each night.
  12. My mother drinks this Apple Cider Vinegar recipe every day and does not have high cholesterol. My aunt had very high cholesterol and tried a prescription drug for it. The drug caused some liver problems and she had to stop taking it. Then she tried this recipe and lowered her cholesterol by 40 points. We don't think the juices do anything special, they just make the Apple Cider Vinegar palatable.
  13. If you douse your cold sore repeatedly with Apple Cider Vinegar it will dry up the cold sore and eventually prevent further outbreaks.
  14. One of our managers at the steel mill where I work as the Safety Supervisor had told me that for years he had been using a Apple Cider Vinegar soaked cloth for quick relief and disinfections of lime or alkali burns. In the steel making furnace facilities Lime is a very commonly used product and employees are regularly getting minor skin burns from exposure to the lime dust. Apple Cider Vinegar's natural acidic properties help neutralize the pH of the skin when an alkali material causes a caustic burn.

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