Sadiq and the Green Thumbs
Horticulture and Medicine:
By a Parent/Horticulturist
Allah has created everythign around us. In the garden, there is so much of Allah’s beauty and goodness that we can all benefit from
All humans need to eat. And to eat we all need plants. Can you think of any food that is not related to plants?
So plants give us fruits and vegetables. And plants are food for animals that we eat too.
But plants can also help us in other ways
When we are sick we go to the doctor. The doctor gives us some medicine to make us better. We go and get the medicne from the chemist. The medicine can make you better but sometimes it can have other ingredients in it which our bodies may not like
Allah’s chemist is in the graden, It is in the plants and flowers and fruits and vegetables.
Many plants contain medicine that can make some of our illnesses better. For example, if we have a headache, we can rub some peppermint leaves on our head. If we have a cold, we can drink Olive and Ginger tea. If you have muscle pain you can even use chillies!! But you have to first learn how to use these things properly.
Scientists are still discovering all the power there is in plants. In the jungles and rainforests, Allah has created plants that can even help cancer
But locally, we can try and grow things that will help us on a daily basis. It is not difficult. You do not need a big garden.
Have a go at planting some of your own natural medicine!
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