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Islamic Medicinal Advises
We define Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) as a system of healing practiced since antiquity in the Arab world within the context of religious influences of Islam and comprised of medicinal herbs, dietary practices, mind-body therapy, spiritual healing and applied therapy whereby many of these elements reflect an enduring interconnectivity between Islamic medical and Prophetic influences as well as regional healing practices emerging from specific geographical and cultural origins.
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Figure 1. A Unifying Conceptual Model of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM) A, Dietary practices derived from Islamic/ Prophetic tradition include prescription for fasting and drinking Zam Zam water. B, Mind-body therapy practices originating from Islamic/ Prophetic tradition include prayer. C, Applied therapy consequential of Islamic/ Prophetic tradition include cupping

TCM–Traditional Chinese Medicine

Global Journal of Health Science Vol. 4, No. 3; 2012 


The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Yogurt – Out of his extreme generosity, Prophet Sulayman (peace be upon him) would have 100,000 lambs and 30,000 cows slaughtered everyday and offered to the people. However, Prophet Sulayman, himself, ate barley bread and yogurt. It was related that yogurt aids in digestion and helps relieve dry stomach. Regular use of yogurt makes the skin and nerves healthy. It also protects the skin from harmful effects of the sun. Yogurt is beneficial for those who suffer from various stomach and intestinal diseases. The probiotics found in yogurt benefit the intestines by killing harmful bacteria.Yogurt doesn’t affect the acidity levels in the body, as some mistakenly think. Those suffering from insomnia should consume yogurt regularly and massage the scalp with it. Regular consumption of yogurt also helps to reduce the appearance of aging.

Regular use of yogurt lassi (shake) is beneficial against swollen intestines, constipation, appendicitis, and stomach ulcer. Yogurt or yogurt lassi mixed with honey is an excellent remedy against jaundice. Drinking yogurt lassi regularly also benefits those who suffer from severe types of skin diseases, such as eczema. Also, if one is suffering from eczema, they should dip a cloth in yogurt lassi and wrap it over the affected area overnight, take it off in the morning, and wash it off thoroughly. This helps to relieve swelling, burning, and redness of the affected area. Hepatitis causes excessive ammonia production which can cause one to faint. If one consumes yogurt, it stops this excessive production of ammonia, in shaa’ Allaah. And God Knows best.
Sugarcane – It was related that sugarcane juice contains many medicinal properties. It strengthens the stomach, kidneys, heart, eyes, brain, and sexual organs. In extreme heat, sugarcane juice is very thirst-quenching and refreshing. Adding lemon juice to it enhances the taste and cooling effect, and it is also beneficial for those suffering from jaundice. Sugarcane juice is also beneficial against fevers. A blend of sugarcane juice, lemon juice, ginger juice and coconut water is a beneficial remedy for urinary tract problems and swollen prostate. This concoction also helps to regulate kidney processes. Chewing raw sugarcane and consuming the juice helps to strengthen and clean weak teeth. Regular use of sugarcane juice benefits those who are underweight. And God Knows best.
Fennel seeds – It was related that fennel seeds are beneficial for brain health, strengthening eyesight, purifying blood, detoxifying the liver, and increasing breast milk. It is also a beneficial remedy against digestive problems, menstrual pains, respiratory disorders, hair fall, and rheumatism. and God Knows best.
Quails – Quails were among the food that God provided to Baniyy ‘Israa’eel when Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and Prophet Haroon ( peace be upon him ) were with them.

It was related that quail meat is an excellent source of protein, beneficial cholesterol, iron, selenium, zinc, and niacin. It was also said that quail eggs are rich in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, and other essential micro-nutrients, minerals, and amino acids. Quail eggs are also a rich source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 and vitamin D. Quail eggs are also beneficial for rejuvenating and fortifying the body, strengthening the immune system, promoting memory health, maintaining brain health, maintaining the nervous system, improving sexual potency, reinforcing weakened organs, improving organ functions, and improving the quality of breast milk.

and God Knows best.
Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) – It was related that echinacea increases bodily resistance to infection and is used for boils, erysipelas, septicaemia, cancer, syphilis, and other impurities of the blood; its action being antiseptic. It also has useful properties as a strong alterative and aphrodisiac. As an injection, the extract has been used for hemorrhoids. A tincture of the fresh root is beneficial against diphtheria and putrid fevers. and God Knows best.
Vinegar – It was related that vinegar is beneficial in reducing cholesterol, managing diabetes, and reducing weight. It is also a beneficial remedy for fevers, ulcers, and constipation. It is effective as an antimicrobial. When applied topically, diluted vinegar is said to be beneficial against burns and skin inflammations. Diluted vinegar is also an excellent hair conditioner. A drink made by mixing honey and vinegar can be used to detoxify the body and treat coughs.
and God Knows best.

Beans – It was said that beans produce a lot of wind and are difficult to digest. Beans result in flatulence and can cause forgetfulness. However, they are said to be a good source of nourishment. The ill effects of beans can be avoided by eating them with thyme, olive oil and salt.And God Knows best.

Honey distinction – It was related that you can distinguish between natural honey and synthetic honey by taking a spoonful of honey from the container and then heat it until that spoonful boils. Let it cool down and then taste the honey. If the honey tastes exactly the same way as the honey from the jar (from which it was taken) then it is synthetic. If the taste changed, then it is natural.

And God Knows best.

Cardamom – Cardamom has been used internally for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, liver problems, gallbladder problems, sore throat, tendency to infection, bedwetting, chest congestion, colds, coughs, fever, pulmonary diseases and other complaints of the lung.

It is said to contain anti-asthma compounds. Cardamom seeds added to coffee can be used to prevent imminent asthma attacks,God Willing. In cases of emphysema, 1 teaspoon of powdered seeds in juice or tea has been used to give relief.

It is said that cardamon prevents viruses from multiplying. It has also been used as a nervous system stimulant to prevent fainting. Cardamom has also been used to improve bile flow from the gall bladder but SHOULD NOT be used in the presence of gall stones, as it could cause an attack. The seeds can be chewed to relieve flatulence, indigestion, and bad breath. It can also be used as a tea for headaches.

And God Knows best.

Dandelion – It was related that the yellow flower can be rolled in batter, fried, and eaten. The leaves of the young plant can be used in salad and eaten like lettuce. The root can be dried, baked and ground, and can be used as a coffee substitute. The root is alterative, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, an appetite stimulant, an astringent, a blood cleanser, a potent diuretic, laxative, detoxicant, and tonic. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also beneficial for the digestive system, glandular system, circulatory system, liver, kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas, and blood. The taste is bittersweet.

And God Knows best.


1 Tablespoon crushed fennel seeds
1 Tablespoon crushed comfrey root
6 oz distilled water

Bring this mixture to a boil on a stove. Turn off the stove and steep until it is cool. Strain the mixture and keep it in a sterile jar. Use it on cuts, bruises, and other wounds. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. An old batch can be used as a fertilizer for plants.

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Rose hip – It is the fruit of the rose plant. It was said that the dried and pitted rose hips can be eaten raw and make an excellent survival food, because they can often be found throughout the winter and are packed with vitamin C. Since rose hips require infusion to release its vitamins, rose hip tea should be made, and daily use of it is a good source of vitamin C. It is said that rose hip tea is also a remedy for stomachache and it regulates vital energy. Rose hip tea with a pinch of cloves and cinnamon, and a slice of lemon is considered stimulating and restorative. Cold rose hip tea can be diluted and served with fresh peppermint, lemon and ice, and is considered refreshing. Rose hips should be avoided at night since it is an adrenal stimulus.

And God Knows best.

Eggs – It was said that among the best of eggs is chicken egg. Soft-boiled eggs are better than hard-boiled eggs. In the egg there is a perfect balance. An egg that tends to be hard-boiled helps to expel gassy wind. The yolk tends to be hot and the white tends to be cold.

Applying egg whites to the face soothes sunburn. When put in a paste, it soothes burns and prevents scarring. It also relieves eye pains. Soft-boiled eggs are good for coughs, roughness in the chest, hoarseness, and hemorrhages. Eggs are a good food, and they are an aphrodisiac.

God is the Creator of all benefits. And God Knows best.