Foods of the Noble Quran & Sunnah – Aloe Vera
by Karimah bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain & well being writer.
Sabir(arabic) or aloe vera.
Abu Dawoud related in Kitab Al Marasil, from hadith of Qays bin Rafi Al Qaysi,that the Messenger of Allah, salah l a alahi wa salem, said, ” in two bitter things there is healing, aloe and thuffa”.
And in the Sunan of Abu Dawud from the hadith of Umm Salma, the Prophet Muhammad , salah la alaihi wa salem, entered my house and asked me ” what is this , Umm Salma?” I replied “It is aloes, oh Messenger of Allah,there is no scent in it.”He said, “It lights up the face, so do not put it on except at night”, and he forbid it to be used on the face during the day. Abu Dawud, in book of Talaq 46.
It can be used as an ointment with rosewater and applied on the forehead and temples for headache, its also good for the brain and optic nerve.
It restores appetite, good for ulcers of nose and mouth, sharpens the intellect strengthens the heart and purges black bile and melancholy.
After drinking honey and water I leave it to go down for about 15 minutes then make juice, today I had celery, pineapple and kiwi with a splash (30ml) of organic aloe vera juice)
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