By Karimah bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain & well being writer.
In nature God has provided for us a cure for all illnesses except death, a cure for all illnesses including allergies.
Hadith – Sahih Bukhari, Book 25, Number 5466, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah.
Allah’s Messenger said: There is a remedy for every malady, and when the remedy is applied to the disease it is cured with the permission of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious.
Allergies is a big topic, people are allergic to nuts, wheat, dairy products and even dust. An allergic reaction doesn’t happened overnight, it doesn’t happen the first time you come into contact with something. There can be a reaction but it’s so subtle that most people do not recognize it and so wouldn’t know be classified as an allergic reaction. Its take time for the body’s immune system to develop this allergy. At first the body adapts to whatever it is given or presented with but over time it is not longer able to adapt and then starts presenting allergic symptoms.
These could be:-
• inflammation, redness, soreness of eyes, nose, lips, skin
• find it hard to breathe
• feeling sick or vomiting
We are going to deal with here pollen allergies because inshallah the days are going to get warmer , so let’s be prepared. Before you start rushed off to your poor over worked doctor, let’s not trouble them with petty things that can be treated at home – Islamically. Approximately 10-20% people have sensitive immune system and can suffer with this allegory , known medically as allergic rhinitis or pollenosis. The body’s reaction to dust or pollen means that a chemical chained of reaction produces too much so chemical called histamine. This in turn inflames the mucous membranes, the eyes and the inside of the knows the roof of the mouth and in some case causes hives sever itching and rash on the skin. Doctors and pharmacists will prescribe anti-histamine drugs, however there is a natural alternative that is more Islamic.
SUPERFRUITS ALLERGY FIGHTER…….I am resisting taking tablets for hay fever so I thought I better practice what I preach and put these natural remedies into effect.
Pineapple contains A proteolytic enzyme called bromelain that helps in the digestion of proteins. For this reason can help to prevent blood clots.
This natural chemical bromelain holds the key to many of this tropical fruits healing properties.
Bromelain has been found to be a good anti inflammatory and for this reason is good for arthritis ,sinuses and throat problems like hay fever where they sinuses and throat become inflamed.
For maximum effectiveness eat or have the juice on an empty stomach.
It’s also a great anti oxidant that helps fight the signs of ageing – Alhamdulillah! no Botox for me, I prefer to do this the natural way with the cures that the Creator has provide for us.
Its helps in fighting deteriation of the eye sight .
It contains another wonderful enzyme called manganese which helps provide the body with energy and combats tiredness.
There is no doubt that the pineapple is a wonderful fruit and has many healing and beneficial properties and has kept me relatively drug free during this year’s hay fever season…alhamduliah..all praise is due to The Creator of the heavens and earth ameen.
They are high in vitamin C and have as much potassium as bananas but without the calories.
They are good for respiration and inflammation of the mucous membranes, so great for fighting allergies and asthma.
They are good for the eyes,. especially as you get older.
They are high in fibre so good for the gut and colon.
These 2 fruits are high in VITAMIN C. Vitamin C reduces the histamine in the body. In March 2011 “The Journal of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine ” reported that only 2g of ascorbic acid /vitamin c cane decreased histamine levels by 40%. in April 1992, in “The Journal of The American College of Nutrition” it was reported that 2g of ascorbic acid reduce histamine levels by 38% and it remained this way for 4 hours.
So you see if you eat lots of fruits high in vitamin C it will help control your allergies, you may not have loads of time so you can supplements with vitamin c tablets, however fruits are best, particularly on an empty stomach.