Monday, February 3, 2014

Homeschooling Health Lesson: Part 1

Thursday mornings are health lessons in our homeschooling schedule. Since all the children had some form of cold, cough, and/or sore throat my 7 year old got out the Natural Remedies book and I had her look up remedies for their ailments. Maashaa Allah, we had great fun making cough syrup with honey and onions, another syrup with honey and garlic, barley water mixed with lemon and honey, and then she and her sister took turns having a mint steam inhalation followed by a mustard foot bath! A real hands-on lesson that empowers the children to make their own medicines and a teaching opportunity that they much seek shifaa (healing) from Allah when they take the natural cures, as only He can bring about a cure. Al hamdul'Illah, it was great fun!


  1. As salaamu alaykum my dear sister. I pray you ans your family are well. HayakiAllaah. Which book did you and your children read or is there any books you recommend regarding natural remedies for illnesses? BaarakAllaahu feeki I love your blog and have really benefited from your posted, alhamdulilaah. I also love the green way for my family and we have cut out a lot of chemicals from our lives. We also try practice minimalism which has improved our lives a lot, maa shaa Allaah.
    ALL my love, Umm Moosaa

    1. Wa alaykum ussalaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh Umm Moosaa!
      We have several natural medicine books, but we used our Natural Remedies book, by Melissa Corkhill, part of our self-sufficiency series. Our favorite book, which we refer to regularly, is Islamic Medicine, the key to a better life, by Yusuf Al-Hajj Ahmad. It is essentially Medicine of the Prophet (which we also have) with beautiful illustrations.

      I am so grateful to Allah that you find benefit in the blog, maa shaa Allah. Baarak Allahu feekum and ALL my love,


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