When you are going through days, weeks and months of not sleeping properly because of having hot flushes that are so strong that they wake you up every 1-2 hours, you will try almost anything to get good nights sleep.
HERBS THAT HELP
I have been taking Black Cohosh, St John’s Wort, Vervain tablet form. Camomile, nettle, lady’s mantle and red clover as tea. After 2 weeks I got a better night sleep last night, Alhamdulillah praise God.
Hot flushes however need dealing as they come day and night.
The liver is connected with hot flushes. As heavy metals and toxins have built up in our body over the years the liver becomes congested. The liver is the main organ that deals with all the chemical metabolic functions.
If the liver is congested it will cause heat in the body and contribute to hot flushes, so what’s the solution.
I am currently researching Foods mentioned in the Quran, the Holy Book of Muslims and I came across camphor in Arabic kafir or kafur,
In Surat/ chapter 76 Al Insan/The Man, ayat/verse 5:
“Indeed, the righteous will drink from a cup [of wine] whose mixture is of Kafur,” This verse is referring to Paradise, the next life.
Now there is a difference of opinion whether kafur is camphor or henna.
Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi (Dr. Mohammed Iqtedar Husain Farooqi), in India, puts forward a very good argument that kafur is actually henna.
It is by divine guidance that I am able to join the dots and my firm belief that foods, herbs, drinks, mentioned in the Quran are sacred, that moves me forward.
I thought to research henna as a drink. I know henna takes heat out of the body when applied external; I used to be a professional henna artist for wedding and in museums.
Alhamdulillah I found that Henna can be taken internally.
According to Web MD
“Henna is a plant. The leaf is used to make medicine.
Don’t confuse henna with henna root (Alkanna tinctoria), also referred to as alkanna root.
Historically, henna has been used for severe diarrhea caused by a parasite (amoebic dysentery), cancer, enlarged spleen, headache, jaundice, and skin conditions. These days, people take henna for stomach and intestinal ulcers.
Henna is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for dandruff, eczema, scabies, fungal infections, and wounds.
In manufacturing, henna is used in cosmetics, hair dyes, and hair care products; and as a dye for nails, hands, and clothing.
People also use henna on the skin as temporary “tattoos.”
How does it work?
Henna contains substances that might help fight certain infections. There is also some information that henna might decrease the growth of tumors, prevent or reduce spasms, decrease inflammation, and relieve pain.”
There is a connection between the liver and hot flushes.
According to Prophetic Medicine BlogSpot
“Henna water is an excellent detoxifier. It can remove impurities and heavy metals which have built up in the body for many years. Therefore drinking it on an empty stomach is very beneficial for cleaning the liver and kidneys of diabetic patients, those with IBS, ulcers, kidney stones etc.
To make Henna water, take 5-7 grams of whole dried leaves and soak them overnight in 2 glasses of water. Filter and drink the water in the morning after Fajr on an empty stomach. This process can be repeated daily for 7-10 days.
Very dark urine will be expelled over this period and this is the proof that impurities are being expelled from the body. Henna Water has a slightly grassy taste and if you find this unpalatable you can mix a little bit of honey with it before drinking in sha’Allah.
One of the established Sunnah as recorded by Al Bukhari suggests that an infusion of water and Henna leaves was something which was used during the time of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) but this Hadith does not specifically mention it as being drunk. [Vol 7, Book 71, Hadith 661]
More information is available at the following link to the Tibb e Nabawi site which is maintained by our brothers who are the original authors of the Henna Water post –