When any member of the family of the Prophet (Pbuh ) fell ill, it was ordered that a ‘Talbeena’ be prepared for him. Then he used to say that ‘Talbeena’ removes grief from the heart of a sick person and removes his weakness as if one of you washes his face with water and removes dirt from the cross”(Ibn Majah). The Prophet (Pbuh ) said to Jibraeel : Jibraeel , I am tired. Jibraeel replied: O Messenger of Allah! Use ‘Talbeena’, Today’s modern scientific research has proved that ‘Talbeena’ (barley) contains 10 times more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach, it also contains all the necessary vitamins ‘Talbeena’ is also recommended for anxiety and fatigue. The Prophet (Pbuh) used to say that it is a treatment for all the ailments of the patient’s heart and removes grief from the heart. ( Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nisai, Musnand Ahmad). When someone complained to the Prophet (Pbuh) about lack of appetite, you would order him to eat ‘Talbeena’ and say: By the grace of Allah in whose hand is my soul, Talbeena’ removes the filth from your stomaches as one of you washes his face with water. The Holy Prophet (Pbuh) did not like anything better than a ” Talbeena” for the patient. This included the benefits of barley as well as the benefits of honey. But they preferred to eat semi-warm food, frequent meals and on an empty stomach even a full stomach. People of all ages can use it at any time, both healthy and sick. ‘Talbeena’ is a great thing not only for patients but also for healthy people. Food, tonic, medicine and healing for children, the elderly and the whole family … especially heart patients, tension, mental illness, mental illness, gastrointestinal, liver, muscle nerves, women, children and men. A unique tonic for all ailments.
History of Talbeena (Barley): In the ancient civilization Barley was originally applied as a food for both humans and animals. Barley was first said to be cultivated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent in the Near East, which is presently occupied by parts of Israel, Syria, Iran, and Iraq… It was also used in the making of alcohol. Barley was first used in winemaking in Babylonia in 2800 BC. Traditional Roman athletes consumed barley for strength and energy. South America introduced this cereal in the 16th century by the Spanish, and it reached the United States in the 17th century. Over 65% of barley was then used as animal feed 30% in the making of alcoholic beverages and just 1.5% as food for human consumption.
Recipe: “Talbeena “Barley “in English – put it in the milk. Let it soak in the milk for forty-five minutes and make it into pudding. Put honey in this pudding if you want. Give or put a date. It will be called Talbeena.
How To Make A Talbeena: Give the milk a boil and add it. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes and keep stirring. If it is melted and mixed in milk, then add dates. If it tastes less sweet, add a little honey. It will become like kheer. Take it off the stove and let it cool. Cut almonds and pistachios on top and sprinkle. (Honey can also be mixed instead of dates)
There are several medically beneficial benefits – this diet:
4. Severe hemoglobin deficiency in the blood
4. Memory impairment in reading children
5. Lack of appetite
6. Weight loss
7. Cholesterol Excess
8.Supports Bone Health
9. Heart Diseases, Intestines
12. Lack of immunity
13. Physical Weakness
14. Mental Illness
16. Muscle nerves
21. Lowers Blood sugar level
22. May Prevent Gallstones and Reduce Your Risk of Gallbladder Surgery
23.May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
24. Improves Skin Elasticity, Brightens The Skin Tone, Hydrates. The Skin, Treats Clogged Pores, Combats Hair Loss, Restores Hair Color,
It is also useful in many other ailments and it is also a fact that it contains more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach, so the importance of ‘Talbeena’ increases.
(The author is working as Sr. EDP Head & Counselor at DD Target PMT Parraypora, a coaching centre of repute in Srinagar. Views are his own)