Talbina is a nutritious broth made with Barley Flour, Milk and Honey. There are many Ahadiths that mention the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) recommending Talbina for the sick and grieving people. Talbina is a soothing broth that helps to alleviate stress, depression and sadness from the heart. It is also an excellent source of fibre and minerals. It is an anti-depressant, anti-diabetic and anti-oxidant. It has been found to lower blood pressure and help with weight loss. It may also prevent gallstones and reduce your risk of surgery. It is also known to reduce blood sugar/glucose levels and protect against type 2 diabetes. It can be used as a substitute for Oatmeal for those that are sensitive to gluten and preservatives. It has also been found to improve gut health and protect against inflammatory diseases.
This recipe is simple to make and requires very little ingredients. The key is to simmer the barley flour over low heat until it thickens. Stir regularly to ensure there are no lumps and add milk if necessary to reach your preferred consistency. It can be reheated if required and is delicious with an additional drizzle of honey, maple syrup or agave, and spices such as Cinnamon, Nutmeg or Cardamom.
Regular consumption of Talbina has been shown to positively affect the mood and reduce depression, especially in those suffering from mild to moderate depression. It is also an excellent choice for those looking to balance their neurotransmitters, control their blood pressure and glucose levels, protect against inflammation, bolster gut health and improve their overall mental wellbeing. Talbina