Benefits of honey and cinnamon
When several natural ingredients are combined together in some proportions, they work effectively to cure many conditions. One of those amazing combinations is honey and cinnamon. This combination has been used since centuries for general well being and cures many diseases and ailments. Although due to, lack of scientific evidence, many people swear by this one of the simplest home remedy. This natural treatment is well known in TCM i.e. abbreviation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, ayurvedic and Tibb (the science of medicines based on natural treatment in the East).
Before listing the curing properties of honey and cinnamon combination, it is vitally important to know two things:
“Which is the true cinnamon and how to distinguish it from cassia? True cinnamon is mainly known as Ceylon cinnamon. The fake cinnamon or cassia type is toxic and it is not recommended for medication or for regular use. Hence, it is even banned in some of the countries.”
“What Honey is actually? Honey is the natural sweetening substance, which is produced by honeybees from the nectar of plants or also from secretions of living parts of plants, which the honeybees collect and then transform by combining with some specific substances of their own, then deposit, dehydrate, eventually store and leave in honeycombs to ripen and then mature.”
Benefits of honey and cinnamon
People from various cultures have been using honey and cinnamon to treat many different health situations for centuries. Still folk wisdom retains knowledge of the healing properties of both raw cinnamon and honey.
There are a number of health benefits of using both honey and cinnamon together, some of them are listed below:-
CHOLESTEROL:-It has become one of the common health problems. Consume two tsp. of honey and three tsp. of cinnamon powder mixed in the 16 ounces of tea water, which reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 % within two hrs.
COLDS:-Take 1 tsp. lukewarm honey with 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon powder daily for 3 days to cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses, bronchitis.
HEARING LOSS:- Daily at morning and at night cinnamon powder and honey, taken in the same proportion helps restore hearing problem.
CANCER: -Advanced stomach cancer as well as of bones have been cured successfully taking one tsp. of honey with one tsp. of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.
SKIN INFECTIONS:-Apply both the ingredients on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all various types of skin infections.
WEIGHT LOSS:-Daily in the morning half an hr before breakfast on an empty stomach, and after that at night before going to sleep, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water to avoid fat to accumulate in the human body.
LONGEVITY:-Consume daily, four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea to arrests the ravages of old age.
GAS: -One of the common problems. If Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
HEART DISEASES:-Make a paste of cinnamon powder and honey, then apply on wheat-bread for daily breakfast to reduce the cholesterol in the arteries and save the patient from heart attack.
IMMUNE SYSTEM:-Daily use of cinnamon and honey powder strengthens the immune system and then protects the body from bacterial and viral.
INDIGESTION: – Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tsp. of honey taken before food relieves from acidity and digests the heaviest of meals, also clear stomach ulcers.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: -Honey and cinnamon drink is a super anti-bacterial solution for treating bladder infections. The anti-microbial and healing properties of both the ingredients work great to clean the bladder from all the infections.
TREATING ARTHRITIS:-For curing arthritis, add a tsp. of cinnamon and a tsp. of raw honey. Drink half a glass before breakfast and other half before going to bed. A study was conducted in Copenhagen University in which patients were given honey and cinnamon for treating all kinds of arthritis. After a week time, it was found that 75 out of 200 patients were relieved of their symptoms. Just see the effects, after a month trial, almost all of the patients were able to walk and work properly.
TREATING GINGIVITIS:-Researchers in New Zealand have found honey effective in fighting against dental problems, infections, itchy gums and bleeding. Apply little honey and cinnamon paste to gums every day is an effective treatment for bleeding gums.
MENTAL ALERTNESS: -Many people report that honey works great for enhancing memory, when taken with cinnamon, it gradually increases mental alertness and improves memory.
BOOSTING ENERGY: -Honey is enriching with minerals and vitamins, while cinnamon contains iron, calcium, vitamin c, vitamin K, fiber and manganese. When combined together they make a great immune boosting tonic.Also taking honey and cinnamon tea regularly boosts one’s energy levels, physical strength + mental alertness.
TREATING ACNE AND PIMPLES: -Applying the honey and cinnamon paste to the acne can help you to get rid of skin from acne and pimple problem. Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant and honey is anti-bacterial and. Honey in the paste helps cinnamon stick to the skin for longer.
HAIR LOSS: -Mix one tsp. of honey in equal amount of extra virgin organic olive oil, then add one tsp. of cinnamon powder to the mixture and stir to make a paste. Apply the paste to the patches or bald areas on your head. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water with any herbal shampoo.
Keep these two powerhouses handy in your home remedy medicine chest.
How To make cinnamon and honey recipe:-For this, all you need is cinnamon, honey and some water. You need 2 tsp. of honey and 1 tsp. of cinnamon for a single cup of water. It’s really simple! Bring everything to boil and mix until it becomes smooth. You can let it cool down or drink it warm. I would suggest using raw honey and to grind the cinnamon stick to get fresh cinnamon powder. So, what are you waiting for…Just try and take benefit!!