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Healing From the Blessed Olive Tree by Khalida

By Hk. Fatimah A. Shakur
Islamic Post Staff Writer

“By the Fig and the Olive…” (95:1)
In Holy Qur’an, Allah, the Most High, swears by the honorable olive tree. Throughout the history of mankind the olive tree has played a special role in many aspects of society.
The ancient Egyptians, who are the descendants of the people to whom the Holy Messenger Idris was sent, considered the leaf a symbol of heavenly power and used olive oil to anoint their dead pharaohs in preparation for mummification. Idris is known as Enoch in the English language.
The Old Testament also spoke to the longevity of this leaf when, in Genesis, the olive leaf was brought by the dove back to the Ark of the Holy Messenger Nuh, who in English is Noah (peace be upon him). This leaf is indicated in the Old Testament as a sign that the flood had ended.
In the New Testament, the Book of Revelations refers to the “tree of life” whose leaves provided “a healing for all nations.”  The tree referred to is held by many to be the olive tree.
Olive leaves, the fruit and its oil, the roots, bark and even twigs have been used medicinally in the area of the Mediterranean Sea for over 2,000 years.  In recent years the media has enlightened the public to the importance of the “Mediterranean Diet” that promotes health of the heart. The main feature of this diet is olive oil expressed from olive leaves.
Multiple Applications:
    Olive leaf is extremely effective in treating infections and eliminating symptoms associated with chronic viral infections.
    Chronic fatigue sufferers report great improvement and even elimination of symptoms caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.  Some of the effects reported were increased energy, reduction of pain and achiness, disappearance of debilitation fatigue, and an overall feeling of well-being.
    Chronic upper respiratory symptoms (sinusitis, chronic bronchial cough, asthma, etc.) all respond favorably with olive leaf, doing away with or reducing the need for inhalers and decongestants.
    Diabetics may benefit from olive leaf.  Reports from animal studies suggest that a compound in olive leaf, oleuropeside, is responsible for lowering blood sugar levels. Caution– if you are diabetic do not attempt to treat yourself with olive leaf without consulting a healthcare practitioner.
    Anecdotal evidence proves olive leaf to be of use in providing significant relief from pain due to arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis) as well as the pain and inflammation of fibromyalgia.
What a blessing from Allah, the Almighty Creator, is this miraculous herb. This powerhouse is safe, effective and affordable, providing an ally in the fight against illness and disease in a natural, healthy way.
Make olive leaf a part of your daily nutritional regimen. One cannot go wrong using a remedy provided by the tree that Allah swears by, Great and Glorious is He.
-Olive Leaf is available through Hikma Herbals. For more information contact:
*A hakimah (m. hakim) is a natural health practitioner who has received certification in traditional Islamic medicine. Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is not intended as medical advice; consult your health practitioner.


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Bismela Salam, We hope to start an alternative Medicine Clinic in the Khaleege (Gulf Region). We are searching for Qualified Muslim Natural (alternative) Medicine Practitioners. Please contact me at: Thank you. JazakAllahkhair. Abdul Rahman

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