Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Photo Essay: Palestinians Use Honey and Bee Stings to Treat Disease

United Press International, May 2007

Palestinian bee and honey expert Rateb Samor treats patients using bee venom therapy at his clinic in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Samor and his wife Oum Ebrahem use honey and bee stings to treat illnesses like paralysis, nasal sinuses, rheumatism, and other serious diseases.

The Prophet Mohammad recommended using honey for medicinal purposes. He is reported to have said: "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran (Islam’s holy text)." The Quran states: “[T]here issues from within [bees] a fluid of many hues, wherein is healing for mankind.” (Chapter 16, Verse 69)

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