Islamic Medicine

Green apple – Good for migraine pain

Green apple

Green apple – Good for migraine pain

وَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ الْبَاقِرَ ع يَقُولُ‏ إِذَا أَرَدْتَ أَكْلَ التُّفَّاحِ‏ فَشَمَّهُ ثُمَّ كُلْهُ فَإِنَّكَ إِذَا فَعَلْتَ ذَلِكَ أَخْرَجَ مِنْ بَدَنِكَ كُلَّ دَاءٍ وَ غَائِلَةٍ وَ يُسَكِّنُ مَا يُوجَدُ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْأَرْوَاحِ كُلِّهَا

بحارالانوار جلد63، ص175. وسائل الشیعه ج25، ص160 حدیث 31521. سفینه البحار ج1،ص 465.

 Abi Basir said I heard Imam Baqir (PBUH) said: “When you are eating an apple, first sniff it, then eat it, because it will remove any ailment and sickness from your soul.”

Bihar-al-Anvar, Vol. 63, p. 175;Vasael-u-Shia Vol. 25, p. 160, Quotation 31521; Safinat-ul-Bihar Vol. 1, p. 465

Scientific proofs


Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health

professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery

University of Arizona

Harvard University

Yale University

Dr. Gary E Schwartz, professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry and surgery at the University of Arizona, found that in particular the smell of spiced apples can control blood pressure as well as meditation.

In studies of healthy volunteers under stress it has brought systolic blood pressure, the peak pressure during heart beats, down by an average of three to five points and sometimes lowered diastolic blood pressure, the resting pressure in between beats.

Apples may also reduce migraine pain. In the knowledge that research suggested some smells can trigger migraine Dr. Hirsch theorized the opposite could also be true. He investigated the effects of green apples since previous studies had pointed to their ability to reduce anxiety. Many patients had less pain but only if they liked the smell.

Dr. Hirsch also found that the smell of apples might curb appetite. He asked 3,193 overweight people, mostly women aged 18 to 64, to smell green apples and other sweet smells including banana and vanilla when they were hungry. After six months they lost an average of 5lb a month and 30lb in total.

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