5 Herbal Medicines Written in the Quran and Hadith

5 Herbal Medicines Written in the Quran and Hadith

Quran be a guide for mankind until the Hereafter, all things related to life contained in the Book of God, it only takes enough ability and knowledge to dig it.

There are several types of herbs written in the Quran and some hadiths that can be used as medicine.

Well, here are six types of herbs whose existence is written in the hadith and also the Qur’an. arbitrary?

1. Ginger – Herbal Medicines


Ginger is also written in the Qur’an, as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala said:

وَيُسْقَوْنَ فِيهَا كَأْسًا كَانَ مِزَاجُهَا زَنجَبِيلًا

Wa yusqauna fīhā ka’sang kāna mizājuhā zanjabīlā

They will be given to drink therein a cup whose mixture is ginger. Qs. Al Insan: 17).

ginger or zanjabil (in Arabic) or ginger in English is a type of long-lived aromatic grass plant.

Ibn Masawih stated that ginger is useful for liver disorders due to hot or cold weather, able to increase the vitality of men, and treat gastritis in the stomach and intestines.

Then Ibn Sina argued, ginger can increase endurance, provide a sense of dampness in the head and throat, and treat disturbances due to air pollution.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera

Narrated from Nabih ibn Wahb, he said, “We traveled with Abban ibn Uthman. When we arrived in Milal, Umar ibn Ubaidillah had an eye disease. When we continued our journey to Rauha’, the pain got worse, so this problem was complained to Abban ibn Uthman.

Abban then ordered Umar to smear his eyes with aloe vera, because Uthman had heard from his father that the Messenger of Allah said about the man who had eye disease during ihram.

At that time, the Messenger of Allah said:

‘Smear them with ash-shabr (aloe vera)!” (HR. Muslims).

In addition, in one of the modern studies proves, that aloe vera has anti-inflammatory substances.

If the squeeze of aloe vera water is placed in the affected area, it will help to subside, the blockage can be drained and the pain can disappear.

3. Habbatussauda (black cumin) – Herbal Medicines

(black cumin) - Herbal Medicines
(black cumin) – Herbal Medicines

Habbatussauda or black cumin, it turns out that this herb has many benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, neutralizing toxins to anti-stress.

The specialty of black cumin is also written in one of the hadith narrations, the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Surely in Habbatussauda (black cumin) there is a cure for all kinds of diseases, except death.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

4. Honey – Herbal Medicines

Honey - Herbal Medicines
Honey – Herbal Medicines

During this time, the efficacy of honey is believed to help treat some health problems or diseases, as described in Surat An Nahl verse 69:

ثُمَّ كُلِي مِنْ كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ فَاسْلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلًا ۚ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاءٌ لِلنَّاسِ ۗ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

Then eat of every fruit, and follow the path of your Lord which has been made easy for you. From the bellies of the bees to the drink (honey) of various colors, there is a healing remedy for mankind. Surely in that is a sign for those who reflect. An Nahl:69).

In the book Qur’an vs. Modern Science According to Dr. Zakir Naik, it is mentioned that in World War II the Russians used honey to heal their wounds.

Benefits of Habbatus Sauda : mentioned by the Prophet

5. Miswak / Siwak


miswak shape such as axis, another name ari Arabic, namely “yudlik” means toothbrush.

The best types of miswak are those from the Salvadora Persica or Araak Trees, and the Prophet Muhammad shalallahu alaihi wassalam uses the shivak of the tree.

As a traditional and natural alternative to modern toothbrushes, it has a long, well-documented history and is renowned for its medicinal benefits.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

وقال صلى الله عليه وسلم: {تَسَوَّكُوا فإنَّ السِّوَاك مَطْهَرَةٌ لِلْفَمِ مَرْضَاةٌ لِلرَّبِّ}.

It means: “Use your miswak, for it is purified and acceptable to god.” (HR. Imam Ibn Maajah).

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