From the Viewpoint of Medicine
Honey is very useful for pregnant women. Eating two teaspoons of honey daily causes development of embryonic nervous system. To relive tiredness, nothing is more effective than having honey with apple vinegar; accordingly mix three teaspoonful of apple vinegar with a cup of honey and daily drink two teaspoonful of this mixture.
Honey relaxes the nerves and is a moderate laxative. Honey reduces the arthritis pain and, in continuous using, relives it. It is recommended to the heart patients to drink a glass of water mixed with some teaspoons of honey and lemon juice, before going to bed. This drink is beneficial for people who may suffer from insomnia.
From the Viewpoint of Islamic Texts
“Our lord revealed to the bee: ‘build your homes in the mountains, in the trees, and in what they are building. Eat every kind of fruit, and follow the easy ways of your lord. ‘From its belly comes forth a drink (honey) of many hues in which there is healing for people. Surely, there are signs for thinkers”.
Imam Ali (AS) says: “honey can heal all diseases and illnesses. There is no disease and infection in honey. It reduces the mucus and purifies the soul”.
The Holy Prophet (SAW) says: “what a nice drink is honey! It protects heart and relives the coldness of chest”.