QURANIC FOODS,Lemon Balm for Hormones & Cognitive Decline

Lemon balm
I love the smell of lemon balm and have been using the aromatherapy oil from it which can sometimes be called Melissa which is the Greek version of the name Deborah, the Queen Bee that annually killed her male consort.
What is interesting Islamically about this herb is that it falls under two Quranic food heading, one is herbage and the other is Reyhan, sweet smelling herbs of paradise.
As well as aromatherapy oil , the leaves of this beautiful lush plant can be used for cooking and medicine.
Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products.

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Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, including upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic; for pain, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache; and for mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia.

Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects so they take it for anxiety, sleepproblems, and restlessness. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an autoimmune disease involving the thyroid (Graves’ disease), swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bites.

Lemon balm is inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

Some people apply lemon balm to their skin to treat cold sores (herpes labialis).

In foods and beverages, the extract and oil of lemon balm are used for flavoring.
How does it work?
Lemon balm contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative, calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses.
Lemon Balm is part of the Rayhan (Arabic) family, that is mentioned in the Quran,
Surat Ar Rahman 55, verse 12.
“And grain having husks and scented plants/rehan”

I love the smell of lemon balm and have been using the aromatherapy oil from it which can sometimes be called Melissa which is the Greek version of the name Deborah, the Queen Bee that annually killed her male consort.
What is interesting Islamically about this herb is that it falls under two Quranic food heading, one is herbage and the other is Reyhan, sweet smelling herbs of paradise.
As well as aromatherapy oil , the leaves of this beautiful lush plant can be used for cooking and medicine.
Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products.
Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, including upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic; for pain, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache; and for mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia.
Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects so they take it for anxiety, sleep problems, and restlessness. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an autoimmune disease involving the thyroid (Graves’ disease), swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bites.
Lemon balm is inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
Some people apply lemon balm to their skin to treat cold sores (herpes labialis).
In foods and beverages, the extract and oil of lemon balm are used for flavoring.
How does it work?
Lemon balm contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative, calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses.
Medical Information from-
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-437-lemon%20balm.aspx?activeingredientid=437&

Lemon balm, an herb used commonly in tea, has recently been studied as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s. Lemon balm is an antioxidant that stimulates acetylcholine receptors, and it also works as a mild sedative
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-eric-braverman/you-dont-have-to-live-wit_b_216316.html

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QURANIC FOODS, Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is part of the Rayhan (Arabic) family, that is mentioned in the Quran,

Surat Ar Rahman 55, verse 12.

“And grain having husks and scented plants/rehan”

herbage-lemon-balm-melissa-text
I love the smell of lemon balm and have been using the aromatherapy oil from it which can sometimes be called Melissa which is the Greek version of the name Deborah, the Queen Bee that annually killed her male consort.
What is interesting Islamically about this herb is that it falls under two Quranic food heading, one is herbage and the other is Reyhan, sweet smelling herbs of paradise.
As well as aromatherapy oil , the leaves of this beautiful lush plant can be used for cooking and medicine.
Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products.

Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, including upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic; for pain, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache; and for mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia.

It is also very useful in menopause and cognitive aging.

The Huffinton Post recently cited,

Lemon balm, an herb used commonly in tea, has recently been studied as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s. Lemon balm is an antioxidant that stimulates acetylcholine receptors, and it also works as a mild sedative

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-eric-braverman/you-dont-have-to-live-wit_b_216316.html

Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects so they take it for anxiety, sleep problems, and restlessness. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an autoimmune disease involving the thyroid (Graves’ disease), swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bites.

Lemon balm is inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

Some people apply lemon balm to their skin to treat cold sores (herpes labialis).

In foods and beverages, the extract and oil of lemon balm are used for flavoring.
How does it work?
Lemon balm contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative, calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses.

Medical Information from-

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-437-lemon%20balm.aspx?activeingredientid=437&

Foods of the Quran, Sweet Smelling Plants Basil Mint Lemon Balm

 

Alhamdulilah,praise The Creator, I have to say.On this journey of studying and sharing Islamic Medicine, guided by Allah, the mysteries that are revealed to me are amazing.

I do not speak Arabic very well but I know my prayers, the most important Arabic is the Quranic prayers.

I thought that “rayhan” mentioned in the following chapter of the Quran was confined to the herb basil, that I love , but I was wrong.

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It encompasses all sweet smelling plants of the “lamiaceae” family.

This is what The Quran says.

Surat Ar-Rahman,The Beneficient, chapter 10-12,

“And the earth He laid [out] for the creatures.

Therein is fruit and palm trees having sheaths [of dates]

And grain having husks and scented plants.”

Sweet smelling plants, in Quranic Arabic ar-rayhan are botanically known as the Lamiaceae or Labiatae family.

Many of the plants are aromatic in all parts and include widely used culinary herbs, such as basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender, and perilla. Some species are shrubs, trees (such as teak), or, rarely, vines.

Quranic Foods, Basil, Tricolore Salada

Basil Salada Tricolore……..

Basil

Reyhan (Arabic)

Tulsi (Hindi)

Basil is the fragrant herb that flavours this salad.This amazing superfood has so many healthful benefits.

HEALTH

 Basil contains a unique combination of chemicals generally known as flavonoids.

 The flavanoids in basil are called  Orientin and vicenin are two water-soluble flavonoids that have been of particular interest in basil, and in studies on human white blood cells; these components of basil protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.

 They protect the cells of the body from radiation damage and oxidation, which includes anti-aging.

We have to remember in these salad herbs  they contain essential volatile oils and these essential oils can break into thousands of small molecules that get distributed around the body even at cellular level.

 The essential oils contained in basil are anti-bacterial.

These oils are so powerful that they are able to combat bacteria that have become resistant to anti-biotics maasha’Allah.

The essential oils in basil are also an anti-inflammatory.

This is traditionally an Italian salad, however this could easily be disputed by Middle Eastern and Asian nations. The delicate balance of cheese, fruit and herbs plus bread is as ancient as time it’s self.
Please choose your quantities according to your guests.

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Ingredients.
• Tomato,
• Cucumber,
• Avocado
• Mozzarella cheese,
• Olive oil
• Black pepper
• Sea salt/kosher salt
• Basil herb fresh and dry

Islamically soft white unsalty cheese is the best to eat according to Islamic medicine classical scholar Ibn Jawziyyah. The scholar Ibn al-Qayyim in his Prophetic medicine said regarding cheese:
“The moist unsalted cheese is good for the stomach and passes easily into the organs; it increases the flesh and softens the belly in a moderate way. Salted cheese is less nutritious; it is bad for the stomach and harmful to the intestines. Old cheese restricts the belly, as does grilled cheese, and is good for ulcers and prevents diarrhea.”

Method
• Mix black pepper, salt and dry basil with equal parts of olive oil and apple cider vinegar.You could add fresh garlic and fresh green chilli to taste.
• Leave this vinaigrette to give the herbs the time to infuse into the dressing while you prepare the rest of the salad
• Remove mozzarella cheese from the water it comes with and slice into smaller pieces
• Wash and slice the tomatoes
• Wash and cut in half long ways the avocado, remove the stone and scoop out flesh from both sides using a large spoon and cut into slices about 1/2cm thick ideally.
• Wash and dry the herbs, you can be as generous as you like with the fresh basil as it has so many healthful benefits, Alhamdulillah, praise The Creator Allah.
• shredded the fresh basil leaves.
• Arrange the cheese, tomatoes and avocado however you wish
• Spoon over the vinaigrette
• Sprinkle with herbs
• Enjoy alone, with another salad or wholegrain bread.

BASIL….sacred super food…..antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, good for heart health, combats stress,fever reducer,immune booster, diabetes preventer.

USEFUL READING

https://draxe.com/benefits-of-basil/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=85

THE PEOPLES PORRIDGE PROJECT

as salaam alaikum honeys, insha’allah you are well and blessed by Allah with steadfast eman,
we were out on the street the other night feeding homeless people in charring cross
and one of them mentioned no-one brings any food in the morning, someone brings tea and coffee,
but no food
currently we can insha’Allah manage to cook perfect porridge with spices cinnamon, tumeric and a little pepper,
old brown bananas that are full of anti cancer nutrients plus we use water and organic milk which we will get insha’allah from Aldi,

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it can be taken hot to distribute in those hard salad picnic cool boxes and ladled out into disposable bowls or paper cups,
please let us know if you want to help or donate or set up your own PEOPLES PORRIDGE PROJECT

It is vital when giving charity that a QUALITY STANDARD is maintained, it is not about bums on seat giving cheap food,
we feel that this has been one of the main factor in our responsibility as emergency food distributors that we give the poor and needy
good quality food alhmdulilah rabeel alameen

please get in touch, jazakumallahkhayrun

FAKE FOOD CABBAGE

Big Sigh……….as I watch this Oriental man make what he thinks is a convincing fake cabbage I ask my self, ” Are the people that buy this food so dim?”

And the answer is definitely  yes because some people are blind to the finer intricacies of Allah creation

It is vital that we start to observe  and appreciate the intricate design in Creation.

Cabbage leaves have a stalk and veins, please observe the fine detail.

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