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The modern medical world proves the efficacy of honey as enshrined in the Koran.

Honey is an efficacious liquid, produced by bees from the essence of various plants. And honey has earned a special place in the history of traditional medicine. The ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans used honey to heal wounds and various ailments.

Both in the Koran and the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, also provide information about the healing properties of honey. In surah an-Nahl (bees) verses 68-69 Allah the Almighty tates: "And your Lord revealed to the bees: "Make nests in the hills, in the trees, and in places made by humans." '... From the belly of the bee comes a drink (honey) of various colors, in which is a healing medicine for humans. Verily, in this are the signs of the greatness of God for those who think."

Then the Prophet Muhammad also confirmed the efficacy of honey in the hadith narrated by Bukhari: "Honey is a healer for all kinds of pain and the Koran is a healer for all the tangles of the mind (sickness of mind). So I suggest to you the two healers, the Koran and honey."

Scientists have recently been moved to conduct in-depth research on the efficacy of honey scientifically. They proved that honey actually has beneficial effects on certain medical conditions.

First, honey can be used as an anti-bacterial and fungal agent, because honey can actually inhibit the growth of bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, certain pathogens, and fungi, such as Candida albicans.

With a concentration of 30-50 percent, honey is able to show its efficacy as a conventional antibiotic for urinary tract infections.

Second, honey is used as a diarrhea medicine. With a concentration of up to 40 percent, honey has a bacterial effect that will inhibit the rate of a number of bacteria that cause diarrhea and dysentery, such as Salmonella, Shigella, enteropathogenic E coli, and Vibrio cholera.

In one study, honey with an oral rehydration solution was able to reduce the duration of bacteria in both children and infants suffering from diarrhea. 

Third, honey can be used as a wound healer and anti-inflammatory (burns). Honey has an important meaning in healing burns, infections after surgery. It is very tough, so it is able to absorb water around the burned skin tissue. We can refer to a study conducted in West Africa.

In that study, wound healing in women after undergoing vulvectomy (surgery on the vagina) due to vaginal cancer, took a faster time using honey.

The use of honey is also recommended to reduce the sharp odor caused by ulcers in people with leprosy. 

Fourth, honey can be used as an antitussive and expectorant. Honey, which is relied upon as a cough medicine, is related to its ability to liquefy phlegm and soothe the throat. 

Fifth, as a source of nutrition. Uncontaminated honey is very healthy, natural food, and contains a lot of energy.

Because it contains carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes and vitamins. One tablespoon of honey contains 60 calories, and contains 11 grams of carbohydrates, 1 mg of calcium, 0.2 mg of iron, 0.1 mg of vitamin B and 1 mg of vitamin C. Honey is now widely available in the community.

Although the efficacy of honey is not yet fully known to the public at large, scientists are also required to conduct an in-depth study of the efficacy of honey and be able to use it in a wider scope.

The miracle of honey has been revealed in the Koran and the sunnah beautifully, 14 centuries ago. The explanation of these two sacred references to honey has also penetrated the world of modern science which has received and conducted a deeper study of the use of honey. The Koran is not only a guide to life, but also a source of knowledge.