Lesson no. 29 Medicine on Empty stomach & early morning:

Introduction

All natural herbs & medicated food stuffs should be taken on empty stomach especially early morning, but all the allopathic medicines should be taken as prescribed by the doctors. Please read scientific benefits given below.

Nabi ﷺ’s guidance about taking things on empty stomach & early morning: -

Dates to be eaten on empty stomach early morning: -

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1. Hazrat Aamir Bin Saad Abu Waqqas رضي الله عنه heard from his father that Nabi ﷺ said that anyone who eats 7 Tamar (تمر) (dates) daily, which grow between these two lava plains (two Madinah (المدينه) mountains) empty stomach, early morning, than till evening, will not be affected with poisoning (سُمٌّ) & black magic (سحر) (witch craft) & if eats at evening, will be safe from poison (سُمٌّ) & black magic (سحر) (witch craft) till morning.
[Muslim: 2047 A; Book. 36; English Book. 23; Hadees. 5080]

Img 2. Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما says that Rasoolullah ﷺ guided that eat Tamar (تمر) (dates) on empty stomach early morning, by this worm of stomach get killed.
[Musnad Firdous: 4813]
3. Hazrat A'isha رضي الله عنها says that Rasoolullah ﷺ guided that, The Ajwah dates of 'Aliya' contain healing effects & these are antidote (for poisoning) if eaten early morning.
[Muslim: 2048; Book. 36; English Book. 23; Hadees. 5083]
4. Hazrat Saad رضي الله عنه says that Rasoolullah ﷺ guided that eat 7 Ajwah (عجوة) (dates) early morning empty stomach, that day, the person will be saved from poisoning (سم) & black Magic (سحر) (witch craft).
[Bukhari: 5769; Book. 76; English vol. 7; Book. 71; Hadees. 664]

Eating watermelon on empty stomach: -

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5. Nabi ﷺ guided that eating watermelon (البطيخ) before meal (empty stomach) cleans the stomach & removes diseases.
[Faizul Qadeer: 10014]

Best Time to eat Quince (Safarjal): -

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6. Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ said to eat Quince (السفرجل) early morning on empty stomach.
[Kanz al-Ummal: 28259]

Wet cupping (Hijamah) is best if done on empty stomach: -

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6. Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ said, to eat Quince (السفرجل) early morning on empty stomach.
[Kanz al-Ummal: 28259]

7. Hazrat Ibn Umar رضي الله عنهما says that wet cupping (الحجامة) on empty stomach is best for cure, (& has) blessing & improves memory & intellect.
[Ibn Ma-jah 3616; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3487.]
(It is a part of a long Hadees).
8. Hazrat Ibn Umar رضي الله عنهما said: ‘O Nafi’! The blood is boiling in me. Bring me a cupper but let it be someone gentle if you can & let him be a young man, not an old man or a boy, for I heard’ Nabi ﷺ saying that Hijamah (الحجامة) on empty stomach is best, in it, is cure & blessings, it improves intellect & memory & further said do (undergo) Hijamah (الحجامة) yourselves with blessings of Allah Ta’ala on thursday & keep away from Hijamah (الحجامة) on wednesday, friday, saturday & sunday (to be safe) & said perform Hijamah (الحجامة) on Monday & Tuesday for it is the days Allah saved Hazrat Ayyub رضي الله عنه from a trail (aazmaeesh) & He was inflicted with the trail on Wednesday & said You will not find (skin diseases like) Juzaam & Barss (leprosy or other severe skin diseases) except on Wednesday (or Wednesday night).
[Ibn Majah: 3616 & 3617; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3487 & 3488]
Means severe skin diseases mentioned in Hadees are send down on earth on Wednesday or Wednesday night only also please note many scholars advice not to shave hairs on Wednesday.

Guggul on empty stomach: -

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9. Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that they were in Nabi ﷺ’s company, one person came & complaint about his weak memory (النسيان) to Nabi ﷺ & He ﷺ replied: “Take Guggul (الكندر) soak it in water, overnight & drink this water early morning empty stomach because it is best for Nisyaan (النسيان) (lack of memory).
[Al-Tibb Al-Nabawi (Al-Jawzi) vol 1; page. 294]

Drink fat-tail on empty stomach for lower back pain: -

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10. Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ said: "The cure for lower back pain (عرق النساء) is in fat-tail of Bedouin sheep, its fats should be melted & divided into 3 parts & each part (should) be taken each day on empty stomach. [Ibn Majah: 3592; Book. 31; English vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3463]

Scientific benefits of taking medicine on empty stomach early morning: -

Some medicines need to be taken 'before food' or 'on an empty stomach'. This is because food can affect the way these medicines work.
For example, taking some medicines at the same time as eating may prevent your stomach & intestines absorbing the medicine, making it less effective. Alternatively, some foods can interact with your medicine, either by increasing or decreasing the amount of medicine in your blood to potentially dangerous levels or levels that are too low to be effective. Some foods can neutralize the effect of certain medicines. Some examples of foods or drinks which can interact with medicines include: grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, foods high in vitamin K such as leafy green vegetables, salt substitutes or food supplements high in potassium such as bananas. As a general rule, medicines that are supposed to be taken on an empty stomach should be taken about an hour before a meal, or two hours after a meal. Forgetting these instructions on rare occasions is unlikely to do any harm, but taking these medicines with food regularly may not work.

Questions & answered about taking medicines: -

Question: I've been taking the same prescription medicine for years. Even though I'm careful to take the same amount as always, the medicine is not working like it did in the past. What is happening?
Answer: As you get older, normal changes happen in the body. You lose water & muscle tone. Also, our kidney & liver may not pass the drugs as quickly through our system as when we were younger. This means that many medicines act differently in older people. Medicine may take longer to leave your system. Talk to your doctor if you think the medicine is not working as it should.
Question: Why should I talk to my doctor about the remedies, vitamins & OTC (over-the-counter) medicines I take, along with my regular prescriptions?
Answer: It is very important to tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. Taking some OTC medicines with your prescription drugs can be downright dangerous. For example, you should not take aspirin if you are on warfarin.
Some OTC drugs can lead to serious problems if used too often or with certain other drugs. Combining drugs without talking to your doctor could make you sick. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medicines sold directly to a consumer without a prescription, from a healthcare professional.
Question: I'm feeling sick & irritation in my stomach a lot, since I started my new pills. Some days I feel so sick I think about not taking the medicine. What should I do?
Answer: Talk to your doctor about any side effects you feel before you stop taking the medicines. Your doctor may have tips that can help, such as eating a light snack with your pills. You may talk to your doctor about switching to a new medicine.
Question: What does it means, to take medicines on an empty stomach?
Answer: Taking medicines on an empty stomach means that you should take your pills 2 hours before you eat or 2 hours after you eat.