MIRACLES OF THE QUR'AN
CREATION FROM CLAY
THE PROGRAMMING IN GENES
THE MENSTRUAL PERIOD
PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
THE SEQUENCE IN DEVELOPMENT
OF HUMAN ORGANS
THE FORMATION OF MILK
MIRACULOUS MIXTURE: MOTHER'S
THE IDENTITY IN THE FINGERPRINT
THE FEMALE HONEY BEE
THE MIRACLE OF HONEY
CREATION FROM CLAY
In the Qur'an, Allah reveals that the creation of the human is a miracle.
The first human being was created by Allah shaping clay into human form
and breathing a soul into it:
Your Lord said to the angels, "I am going to create
a human being out of clay. When I have formed him and breathed My Spirit
into him, fall down in prostration to him!" (Qur'an, 38:71-72)
Then inquire of them: Is it they who are stronger in
structure or other things We have created? We created them from sticky
clay. (Qur'an, 37:11)
When the human body is examined today, it may be discovered
that many elements present on the earth are also to be found in the body.
Living tissues contain 95% carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus
and sulphur, with a total of 26 different elements.91
In another verse of the Qur'an we are told:
We created man from an extract of clay. (Qur'an, 23:12)
The Arabic word "sulala," translated as "extract" in the verse,
means "representative example, essence." As we have seen, the information
revealed in the Qur'an 1,400 years ago confirms what modern science tells
us-the fact that the same elements are employed in human creation as those
found in the soil.
Below is a diagram showing the distribution of the elements in a 70-kilo
|Respiration of cells/tissues, a component
Component of water/tissue
Component of protein/tissue
Bones and teeth
Bones and teeth
Amino acids (hair and skin)
An electrolyte when in the form of chloride
Electrolyte of metabolism
|Carrier of hemoglobin/oxygen
Content of enyzme/DNA synthesis, immunity support
Essence of B12 vitamin
Enzyme, antioxidant, immunity support
THE PROGRAMMING IN GENES
From what thing did He create him? From a drop
of sperm He created him and proportioned him. Then He eases the
way for him. (Qur'an, 80:18-20)
word "qaddarahu," translated as "proportioned"
in the above verse, comes from the Arabic verb "qadare." It translates
as "arranging, setting out, planning, programming, seeing the future,
the writing of everything in destiny (by Allah)."
When the father's sperm cell fertilises the mother's egg, the parents'
genes combine to determine all of the baby's physical characteristics.
Each one of these thousands of genes has a specific function. It is the
genes which determine the colour of the eyes and hair, height, facial
features, skeletal shape and the countless details in the internal organs,
brain, nerves and muscles. In addition to all the physical characteristics,
thousands of different processes taking place in the cells and body-and
indeed the control of the whole system-are recorded in the genes. For
example, whether a person's blood pressure is generally high, low or normal
depends on the information in his or her genes.
The first cell which forms when the sperm and the egg are joined also
forms the first copy of the DNA molecule which will carry the code in
every cell of the person's body, right up until death. DNA is a molecule
of considerable size. It is carefully protected within the nucleus of
the cell and this molecule is an information bank of the human body as
it contains the genes we mentioned above. The first cell, the fertilised
egg, then divides and multiplies in the light of the program recorded
in the DNA. The tissues and organs begin to form: This is the beginning
of a human being. The coordination of this complex structuring is brought
about by the DNA molecule. This is a molecule consisting of atoms such
as carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen.
The information capacity recorded in DNA is of a size which astonishes
scientists. There is enough information in a single human DNA molecule
to fill a million encyclopaedia pages or 1,000 volumes. To put it another
way, the nucleus of a cell contains information, equivalent to that in
a 1 million-page encyclopaedia. It serves to control all the functions
of the human body. To make a comparison, the 23-volume Encyclopaedia
Britannica, one of the largest encyclopaedias in the world, contains
a total of 25,000 pages. Yet a single molecule in the nucleus of a cell,
and which is so much smaller than that cell, contains a store of information
40 times larger than the world's largest encyclopaedias. That means that
what we have here is a 1,000-volume encyclopaedia, the like of which exists
nowhere else on Earth. This is a miracle of design and creation within
our very own bodies, for which evolutionists and materialists have no
Bearing in mind that the structure of DNA was unravelled by Francis Crick
in 1953, it is truly amazing that the Qur'an pointed to the concept of
"genetic planning" in an age when, as we have mentioned previously, mankind's
knowledge was very limited. Geneticists were unable to discuss until the
end of the 19th century and these remarkable facts act again as proofs
that the Qur'an is the Word of Allah.
THE MENSTRUAL PERIOD
The menstrual period is when the unfertilised egg is expelled from the
body. Since fertilisation has not taken place, the walls of the previously
readied womb contract and the egg is expelled with the breaking of tiny
blood vessels. Following that, the body will then begin preparations to
repeat the whole process all over again.
All of these stages are repeated in all women over a specific period.
Every month, new egg cells form, the same hormones are secreted-again
and again at the same times. Thus the female body is prepared as if it
will be fertilised. However, in the final stage, the absence or presence
of the sperm changes the nature of the preparations in the body.
During the period in question, the changes in the empty space in the
womb can only be identified by an anatomical or gynaecological examination.
Yet these changes, only recently identified by scientists, are miraculously
indicated in Surat ar-Ra'd:
Allah knows what every female bears and every shrinking
of the womb and every swelling. Everything has its measure with
Him. (Qur'an, 13:8)
At the beginning of the menstrual period, the mucous on the walls of
the womb (the endometrium layer) is 0.5 mm thick. Under the effect of
hormones secreted by the egg, this layer grows and reaches a thickness
of 5-6 mm. This layer is then discarded in the absence of fertilisation.
As we see from the above verse, this monthly increase and reduction in
the walls of the womb is indicated in the Qur'an.
PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
Curse man for his ingratitude! From what thing did
He create him? From a drop of sperm He created him and proportioned
him. Then He eases the way for him. (Qur'an, 80:17-20)
foetus is fully formed at the end of the sixth month. The womb then enters
the incubation period. All the baby's bodily organs and systems develop
fully during that time, and the womb accelerates this growth by providing
nourishment for the foetus. This period continues until the baby emerges
from the mother's womb.
The birth canal is normally very narrow and it is difficult
for the foetus to pass through it. During birth, however, a number of
physiological changes take place in the mother's body. These changes allow
the foetus to move easily through the birth canal. Some of these changes
include: the expansion of the joints in the pelvic bones in order to widen
the birth canal, the relaxation of the muscles to further widen the canal
and the lubrication of the canal with amniotic fluid.92
These pre-birth changes are described in one scientific source in these
As birth approaches, the amniotic fluid embarks on
those activities that will be necessary to facilitate that birth. This
fluid comprises sacs, which will enlarge the mouth of the womb, thus
allowing the womb to assume the dimensions to allow the baby to pass.
These sacs also prevent the foetus from being crushed in the womb during
birth. Furthermore, when the sacs burst and release their fluid at the
commencement of birth, the path to be taken by the foetus is both lubricated
and sterilised. In this way, birth takes place easier and in a manner
naturally free of germs.93
This series of occurrences is openly indicated in the verse of the Qur'an,
"Then He eases the way for him." (Qur'an, 80:20) However,
it has been possible today to determine these physiological changes-which
Allah informed us of 1,400 years ago-only with the use of a number of
THE SEQUENCE IN DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN ORGANS
It is He Who has created hearing, sight and minds
for you. What little thanks you show! (Qur'an, 23:78)
Allah brought you out of your mothers' wombs knowing
nothing at all, and gave you hearing, sight and minds so that
perhaps you would show thanks. (Qur'an, 16:78)
Say: "What do you think? If Allah took away your
hearing and your sight and sealed up your hearts, what god is there,
other than Allah, who could give them back to you?"… (Qur'an, 6:46)
We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and
We made him hearing and seeing. (Qur'an, 76:2)
The information only recently obtained about the formation of
the babyâ€™s organs inside the motherâ€™s womb is in complete
agreement with that revealed in the Qurâ€™an.
The above verses refer to a number of senses given to human beings by
Allah. These are always referred in a specific order in the Qur'an: hearing,
sight, feeling and understanding.
In a paper published in the Journal of the Islamic
Medical Association, Dr. Keith Moore states that during the development
of the foetus, the eye begins to form after the inner ear has assumed
its first form. He says the brain, the centre of feeling and understanding,
begins its development after the ear and the eye.94
The foetus' ears begin to develop as early as the twenty-second day of
pregnancy and become fully functional in the fourth month. After that,
the foetus can hear sounds in its mother's womb. For that reason, the
sense of hearing forms before the other vital functions for a new-born
baby. The order set out in the Qur'an is striking from that point of view.
(See Harun Yahya, The
Miracle of the Creation of the Human Being, Goodword Books, New
THE FORMATION OF MILK
There is instruction for you in cattle. From the contents
of their bellies, from between the dung and blood, We give you pure
milk to drink, easy for drinkers to swallow. (Qur'an, 16:66)
provides for you from the heavens and earth?” Say: “Allah.
It is certain that one or the other of us, either we or you, is
following guidance or else clearly astray.”
The basic materials which allow the nourishment of the body come about
as a result of chemical changes in the digestive system. These digested
substances then pass through the wall of the intestine into the blood
stream. Due to the circulation of the blood, the nutriments reach the
Like the other bodily tissues, the milk glands are nourished by nutriments
brought to them by the blood. The blood therefore plays a most important
role in the collection of nutriments from foodstuffs. Milk is secreted
by the milk glands after all these stages and its nutritional values are
particularly high. This is because it forms as a result of digested food
being carried by the blood. High-nutrition milk is thus produced from
blood, which cannot be consumed directly, and semi-digested food.
As we have seen, the information about the biological formation of milk
in Surat an-Nahl 66, is in great accordance with the facts established
by modern science. It is quite clear that such information, requiring
detailed knowledge of mammals' digestive systems, could not have been
known at the time when the Qur'an was revealed.
MIRACULOUS MIXTURE: MOTHER'S MILK
And We have enjoined upon man goodness towards his
parents: His mother bore him by bearing strain upon strain, and his
weaning was in two years: "[Hence, O man,] be grateful to Me and to
your parents; to Me is the eventual coming." (Qur'an, 31:14)
milk is a matchless compound created by Allah to meet the baby's nutritional
needs and protect it against possible infections. The balance of the nutriments
in mother's milk is at ideal levels and the milk is in the ideal form
for the baby's immature body. At the same time, the mother's milk is also
very rich in nutrients which accelerate the growth of brain cells and
the development of the nervous system.95
Artificial baby foods prepared with present-day technology cannot replace
this miraculous food.
The list of advantages to the baby provided by mother's
milk is being added to every day. Research has shown that babies who are
fed mother's milk are particularly protected against infections concerning
the respiratory and digestive systems. That is because the antibodies
in mother's milk provide a direct defence against infection. Other anti-infection
properties of mother's milk are that it provides a hospitable environment
for "good" bacteria called "normal flora" thus constituting a barrier
to harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites. Furthermore, it has also been
established that there are factors in mother's milk which arrange the
immune system against infectious diseases and allow it to function properly.96
Since the mother's milk has been specially designed, it is the most easily
digestible food for babies. Despite being nutritionally very rich, it
is easily digested by the baby's sensitive digestive system. Since the
baby thus expends less energy on digestion, it is able to use that energy
for other bodily functions, growth and organ development.
The milk of mothers who have had premature babies contains higher levels
of fat, protein, sodium, chloride and iron to meet the baby's needs. Indeed,
it has been established that the functions of the eye develop better in
premature babies fed on mother's milk and that they perform better in
intelligence tests. In addition, they also have a great many other advantages.
One of the ways in which mother's milk is important
to the development of the new-born baby is the fact that it contains omega-3
oil alpha linoleic acids. As well as being an important compound for the
human brain and retina, it is also of great importance from the point
of view of new-born babies. Omega-3 is of particular importance throughout
pregnancy and the early stages of babyhood if the brain and nerves are
to develop normally. Scientists particularly emphasise the importance
of mother's milk as a natural and perfect store of omega-3.97
Furthermore, research by Bristol University scientists
revealed that among the long-term benefits of mother's milk are its positive
effect on blood pressure, thanks to which the risk of heart attack is
reduced. The research team concluded that the protective nature of mother's
milk stems from its nutritional content. According to the results of the
research, published in the medical journal Circulation, babies
fed on mother's milk are less likely to develop heart disease. It has
been revealed that the presence in mother's milk of long-chain polyunsaturated
fatty acids-these prevent hardening of the arteries-along with the fact
that babies fed on mother's milk consume less sodium-this is closely linked
to blood pressure-and do not, as a result, gain excessive amounts of weight
are among the ways that mother's milk benefits the heart.98
In addition, a team led by Dr. Lisa
Martin, of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre in the USA,
found high levels of the protein hormone known as adiponectin in mother's
milk.99 High blood levels of adiponectin are
associated with a reduced risk of heart attack. Low levels of adiponectin
are found in people who are obese and who are at increased risk of a heart
attack. It was therefore established that the risk of obesity in babies
fed on mother's milk declined in relation to this hormone. Furthermore,
they also discovered the presence of another hormone called leptin in
the mother's milk which has a central role in fat metabolism. Leptin is
believed to be a signal to the brain that there is fat on the body. According
to Dr. Martin's announcement, therefore, these hormones absorbed in babyhood
through mother's milk reduce the risk of such illnesses as obesity, type
2 diabetes and insulin resistance, and coronary artery disease.100
Facts about "The Freshest Food"
The facts about the mother's milk are not restricted to these. The contribution
it makes to the baby's health alters according to the phases the baby
undergoes and whichever foodstuff is required at a particular stage, the
contents of the milk change to meet those very specific needs. Mother's
milk, ready at all times and at the ideal temperature, plays a major role
in brain development because of the sugar and fat it contains. In addition,
elements such as calcium in it play a large role in the development of
the baby's bones.
Although it is called milk, this miraculous compound actually consists
mostly of water. This is a most important feature because in addition
to food, babies also need liquid in the form of water. Full hygiene may
not be established in water or foodstuffs other than mother's milk. Yet
mother's milk-90% water no less-, meets the baby's water needs in the
most hygienic manner.
Mother's Milk and Intelligence
Scientific research shows that the cognitive development
in breast-fed babies is greater than that in other babies. A comparative
analysis of breast-fed babies and formula-fed babies by James W. Anderson-an
expert from the University of Kentucky-established that the IQs of babies
fed on mother's milk were 5 points higher than those of other babies.
As a result of this study, it was determined that intelligence is benefited
by mother's milk for up to 6 months and that children who are breast-fed
for less than 8 weeks show no IQ benefit.101
Does Mother's Milk Combat Cancer?
a result of all the research performed, it is proven that mother's milk,
on which hundreds of papers have been published, protects babies against
cancer. This, despite the fact that the mechanism is not yet fully understood.
When a protein from the mother's milk killed off tumour cells which had
been grown in laboratories without damaging any healthy cells, researchers
stated that a great potential has emerged. Catharina Svanborg, professor
of clinical immunology at Lund University in Sweden, headed the research
team that discovered these miraculous secrets of mother's milk.102
This team at Lund University have described the way that mother's milk
provides protection against many forms of cancer as a miraculous discovery.
Initially, researchers treated intestinal mucous cells
taken from new-born babies with mother's milk. They observed that the
disorder caused by the bacterium Pneumococcus and known as pneumonia
was efficiently halted by mother's milk. What is more, babies fed on mother's
milk encounter far fewer hearing difficulties than those fed on formula
and suffer far fewer respiratory infections. After a series of studies,
it was shown that mother's milk also provides protection against cancer.
After showing that the incidence of the lymph cancer observed in childhood
was nine times greater in formula-fed children, they realised that the
same results applied to other forms of cancer. According to the results,
mother's milk accurately locates the cancer cells and later destroys them.
It is a substance called alpha-lac (alphalactalbumin), present in large
quantities in mother's milk, that locates and kills the cancer cells.
Alpha-lac is produced by a protein that assists in the manufacture of
the sugar lactose in the milk.103
This Matchless Blessing Is a Gift from Allah
Another miraculous feature of mother's milk is the
fact that it is exceedingly beneficial for the baby to be fed with it
for two years.104 This important
information, only recently discovered by science, was revealed by Allah
fourteen centuries ago in the verse: "Mothers should nurse their
children for two full years-those who wish to complete the full term of
nursing…" (Qur'an, 2:233)
In the same way that the mother does not decide to produce milk, the
most ideal source of nourishment for the helpless baby in need of feeding
in her body, neither does she decide on the various nutritional levels
within it. It is Almighty Allah, Who knows the needs of and displays mercy
to every living thing, Who creates mother's milk for the baby in the mother's
THE IDENTITY IN THE FINGERPRINT
Everyone, including identical twins, has a unique fingerprint. In
other words, people's identities are coded at their fingertips.
This coding system may also be compared to the barcode system that
is used today.
While it is stated in the Qur'an that it is easy for Allah to bring man
back to life after death, peoples' fingerprints are particularly emphasized:
Yes, We are able to put together in perfect order the
very tips of his fingers. (Qur'an, 75:4)
The emphasis on fingerprints has a very special meaning.
This is because shapes and details on everyone's fingerprint are unique
to each individual. Every person who is alive or who has ever lived in
this world has a set of unique fingerprints. Furthermore, even identical
twins having the very same DNA sequence have their own set of fingerprints.105
Fingerprints attain their final shape before birth and remain the same
for a lifetime unless a permanent scar appears. That is why fingerprints
are accepted as a very important proof of identity, exclusive to their
owner. The science of fingerprints has been used as a non-erring identity
However, what is important is that this feature of fingerprints was only
discovered in the late 19th century. Before then, people regarded
fingerprints as ordinary curves without any specific importance or meaning.
However in the Qur'an, Allah points to the fingertips, which did not attract
anyone's attention at that time, and calls our attention to their importance.
This importance has only been fully understood in our day.
The validity of the technique to establish
identity by means of fingerprints (AFS) has been confirmed
by various police organisations over the last 25 years and
is a legally approved method. No technology of identity
verification in our time gives such effective results as
fingerprints. Using fingerprints to establish identity has
been used in legal processes for the last 100 years and
possesses international acceptance. “What
is a Fingerprint?,” (www.ridgesandfurrows.
In his book Fingerprint Techniques A.A.
Moenssens analyses the way that each individual has a unique
set of fingerprints:
... no two fingerprints from different
digits have ever been found to match exactly. Andre A. Moenssens,
“Is Fingerprint Identification a ‘Scienceâ€™?,”
THE FEMALE HONEY BEE
Your Lord revealed to the bees: "Build dwellings
in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men
erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel
the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow."
From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing
for mankind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect.
the honey bee colonies where each of the many bees is assigned a specific
task, the only exception is the male honey bee. The males do not contribute
to the defence of the hive or its cleaning, to gathering food, or making
of the honeycomb and honey. The only function of the male bees in the
hive is to inseminate the queen bee.106 Apart
from reproductive organs, the males possess almost none of the features
possessed by the other bees and it is therefore impossible for them to
do anything but fertilise the queen.
The worker bees carry the entire load of the colony. Although they are
females like the queen, their ovaries have no maturity. This renders them
sterile. They have several duties: cleaning the hive, maintaining the
larvae and the young, feeding the queen bee and the males, producing honey,
constructing the honeycomb and repairing it, ventilating the hive and
safeguarding it, gathering supplies like nectar, pollen, water and resin,
and storing these in the hive.
In Arabic, there are two different usages of verbs.
By means of the usage, it is possible to determine whether the subject
is a female or a male. As a matter of fact, the verbs (italic words) used
for the honey bee in the verses are used in the format of the verb for
females. Through this, the Qur'an indicates that the honey bees that work
in the making of the honey are females.107
We should not forget that it is impossible for this fact to have been
known about the honey bees in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saas).
Yet, Allah has pointed at this fact and shown us yet another miracle of
THE MIRACLE OF HONEY
Your Lord revealed to the bees: "Build dwellings in
the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect.
Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord,
which have been made easy for you to follow." From inside them comes
a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind. There
is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. (Qur'an, 16:69)
Honey is a "healing for men" as stated in the verses above. Nowadays,
apiculture and bee products have opened a new branch of research in scientifically
advanced parts of the world. Other benefits of honey may be described
Easily digested: Because sugar molecules in honey can convert
into other sugars (e.g. fructose to glucose), honey is easily digested
by the most sensitive stomachs, despite its high acid content. It helps
kidneys and intestines to function better.
Rapidly diffuses through the blood; is a quick energy source:
When accompanied by mild water, honey diffuses into the bloodstream in
seven minutes. Its free sugar molecules make the brain function better
since the brain is the largest consumer of sugar. Honey is a natural composition
of sugars like glucose and fructose. According to recent research, this
unique mixture of sugars is the most effective means to remove fatigue
and increase athletic performance.
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
properties of honey were revealed as a result of clinical observations
and research. Honey is exceedingly effective in painlessly cleaning
up infection and dead cells in these regions and in the development
of new tissues. The use of honey as a medicine is mentioned in the
most ancient writings. In the present day, doctors and scientists
are rediscovering the effectiveness of honey in the treatment of
Dr. Peter Molan, a leading researcher into honey
for the last 20 years and a professor of biochemistry at New Zealandâ€™s
University of Waikato, says this about the antimicrobial properties
Randomized trials have shown
that honey is more effective in controlling infection in burn wounds
than silver sulphadiazine, the antibacterial ointment most widely
used on burns in hospitals. (“Honey Against Infected Skin
Supports blood formation: Honey provides an important part of
the energy needed by the body for blood formation. In addition, it helps
in cleansing the blood. It has some positive effects in regulating and
facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as a protection against
capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.
Does not accommodate bacteria: This bactericide (bacteria-killing)
property of honey is named "the inhibition effect." There are various
reasons of this anti-microbial property of the honey. Some examples are:
the high sugar content that limit the amount of water microorganisms need
for growth, its high acidity (low pH) and composition which deprive bacteria
from nitrogen necessary for reproduction. The existence of hydrogen peroxide
as well as antioxidants in the honey prevents bacteria growth.
Antioxidant: Everyone who wants to live a
healthier life should consume antioxidants. Those are the components in
cells that get rid of harmful byproducts of normal metabolic functions.
These elements inhibit destructive chemical reactions that cause spoilage
of food and many chronic illnesses. Researchers believe food products
rich in antioxidants may prevent heart problems and cancer. Strong antioxidants
are present in honey content: Pinocembrin, pinobaxin, chrisin and
galagin. Pinocembrin is an antioxidant that merely exists in the
Vitamin and mineral depot: Honey is composed of sugars like glucose and
fructose and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine,
sulphur, iron and phosphate. It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and
B3 all of which change according to the qualities of the nectar and pollen.
Besides the above, copper, iodine, and zinc are also present, albeit in
Honey is used in healing wounds:
- When used in treatment of wounds, thanks to its ability to absorb moisture
from the air, honey facilitates healing process and prevents scarring.
This is because honey stimulates the growth of epithelial cells that form
the new skin cover over a healed wound. In this way, even in case of large
wounds, honey may eliminate the need for tissue transplantation.
- Honey stimulates the regrowth of tissue involved in the healing process.
It stimulates the formation of new blood capillaries and the growth of
fibroblasts that replace the connective tissue of the deeper layer of
the skin and produce the collagen fibres that give strength to the repair.
- Honey has an anti-inflammatory action, which reduces the swelling around
a wound. This improves circulation and thus hastens the healing process.
It also reduces pain.
- Honey does not stick to the underlying wound tissues, so there is no
tearing away of newly formed tissue, and no pain, when dressings are changed.
- Thanks to its aforementioned antimicrobial property,
honey provides a protective barrier to prevent wounds becoming infected.
It also rapidly clears any existing infection from wounds. It is fully
effective, even with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Unlike
antiseptics and antibiotics, there is no impairment of the healing process
through adverse effects on wound tissues.109
It can easily be seen from this information that honey has great "healing"
properties. This is undoubtedly one of the miracles of the Qur'an Allah,
Who is Exalted in Power, has revealed.
in a portion
in 100 g
|Total calories (kilocalories)
|Total calories (kilocalories)
< 0.01 mg
< 0.06 mg
< 0.3 mg
< 0.06 mg
< 0.3 mg
< 0.05 mg
< 0.25 mg
< 0.02 mg
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The “First World Wound Healing Congress,”
held in Melbourne on September 10-13, 2000, discussed the use
of honey in wound treatment. The comments made during the congress
were along these lines:
Many natural antibacterial substances
are being evaluated to find a treatment for wounds infected with
bacteria with multiple resistance to antibiotics, the "superbugs",
as this becomes a major clinical problem. But most of these natural
substances have no proven effectiveness on infected wounds, nor
is it known if they have any adverse effects on wound tissues.
Honey is different, as it has an excellent "track record"
over 4,000 years of usage as a wound dressing... Honey has a potent
antibacterial activity and is very effective in clearing infection
in wounds and protecting wounds from becoming infected.