Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part A (2020)
A brief overview of the use of barley (Shaeer) as Tibb-e-Nabwi
Author(s): Saquib Hussain, Iftikhar Ahmad, Irfan Ahmad, Tanveer Khan, Shahid Alam and Imran Alam
Abstract: Barley, also known as Shaeer in Arabic (Jav in Urdu/Hindi), is one of the best examples of the Tibb-e-Nabwi. Barley was one of the favorite food of our beloved Prophet (PBUH). It has a vast range of medicinal properties. Almost every part of this food grain plant, i.e., seed, fruit, leaves, and root is used as a medicine. The use of barley to treat lifestyle-related diseases like Obesity, Diabetes, and digestive problems is exceptionally beneficial. Apart from these lifestyle-related diseases use of barley in various medicinal forms like Decoction, hot water extraction of the whole plant, and in powdered form (Sattu) has the capabilities to cure the diseases like Malaria, urinary and respiratory tract infections, measles, influenza, jaundice, syphilis, kidney diseases, skin diseases, etc. Barley is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Barley is the fourth most important food grain in India. Barley’s share in the overall food consumption in India is ≈ 15%, which can be further increased by creating awareness and sensitizing its health benefit and medicinal use. In the present work, authors have provided a brief overview of the barley’s nutritional profile, its health benefits, and its holistic therapeutic use.
How to cite this article:
Saquib Hussain, Iftikhar Ahmad, Irfan Ahmad, Tanveer Khan, Shahid Alam, Imran Alam. A brief overview of the use of barley (Shaeer) as Tibb-e-Nabwi. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(3):32-35.