The number of patients with a heart attack and strokes double in winter causing an increase in deaths in winter. Not only older people, but young people come to hospitals with major heart attacks and strokes. Research demonstrates that in winter there are up to 53% more attacks than in summer.
A study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, for every 2.9-degree centigrade decline in temperature, the number of strokes in the general population goes up by 11 per cent. But among those already at high risk due to raised blood pressure, smoking or being overweight the increase is 30 per cent. Moreover, Covid-19 is a major factor this season. We are at an elevated risk of getting a heart attack and stroke if caught by the virus. We can use honey to boost our immunity against covid-19.
The Holy Quran mentioned that there is a cure for every human disease through the word Shifa. Our Prophet (PBUH) provided us with the remedy for every disease and Honey (the ultimate healer) is one among the remedies. Honey is one of man’s oldest foods, but this natural treatment is far more than just a sweetener. Honey also serves as an Important cure for diseases and as a natural defence against infection. In the holy Quran, the word Shifa is used for honey. Heaven is portrayed in the holy Quran as a place where rivers flow with honey. Quran has a separate surah called Nahl(meaning bee in Arabic) on bees and honey. In Surah Nahl, it says, There is a cure for mankind in honey(honey the ultimate healer). In the same way, prophet Muhammad (PBUH) suggested honey for stomach aches and enjoyed drinking honey melted in water. Also known as sherbet.
Honey was used to treat Diarrhea, at the time of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Hazrat Abu Saeed al-Khudrira narrated, A man came to the Messenger of Allah and said, My brother has pain in his stomach, The Messenger of Allah said. Give him some honey to drink. The man came back and said, O Messenger of Allah! It just made his condition worse! The Messenger of Allah said, Give him some honey to drink. Allah has spoken the truth, and your brother’s belly has lied. Go and give him some honey to drink. He went and gave him honey and he has healed. This shows the honey’s miracle, how it has been used from centuries to cure diseases(Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim?).
Furthermore, we read in Sahih Bukhari that the Prophet (PBUH) said: Honey is a remedy for every disease and the Quran is a remedy for every disease of the mind, so I recommend both remedies, the Quran and Honey (the ultimate healing for mankind), to you.
According to Aishah (RA), the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was very fond of honey. He used to drink a beverage made of milk, honey, and raisins. Every morning, he would consume a glass of water sweetened with honey. Prophet (PBUH) also said that honey should not be refused. Do not refuse honey when it is offered.
Now we can’t change the climate, we can take measures to guard against cold-weather hazards by adding honey to our routine.