Cinnamon and honey are among the most powerful and versatile miraculous foods by Mother Nature, and their combination is a superb remedy in the treatment of various health issues.
Here are some of the health benefits it offers:
Cinnamon and honey have strong antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, that help in the treatment of colds and the flu.
Honey suppresses coughs, treats the flu, and strengthens the immune system. To soothe the symptoms of your cold, prepare a tea with honey and cinnamon, and drink it throughout the day.
The Journal of Diabetes Technology Society 2010 published a study which showed that cinnamon oil lowers harmful triglycerides in the blood by 30% and LDL or bad cholesterol by 27%, which are considered to be among the main causes of cardiovascular disease.
The consumption of one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder treats the symptoms of arthritis, and if taken daily, it cures chronic arthritis.
Researchers at the Copenhagen University found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, out of the 200 people, 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around, started walking without pain.
Raw honey strengthens the immune system and soothes the symptoms of allergies.
Also, the main causes of allergies in the home are dust mites, but products used to deter them are often high in dangerous chemicals. Dust mites cause asthma, dermatitis, rhinitis, and other issues, but cinnamon is a potent weapon against them!
Cinnamon bark oil and cinnamon leaf oil were found to be two and a half times more effective at destroying dust mites than benzyl benzoate. In a spray bottle, add cinnamon leaf or bark oil to distilled water, and spray on the curtains, mattresses, and linens to kill dust mites.
Urinary tract infections
A study published in The Iran Journal of Medical Sciences showed that cinnamon is the 4th most potent plant against urinary tract infections, among 28 plant extracts tested.
Cinnamon has a potent insulin-boosting quality that provides body energy while regulating blood sugar. Additionally, honey is a rich source of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids, which fight fatigue and energize the body.
Honey and cinnamon treat digestive issues like ulcers, constipation, and nausea, and fight E. coli infections and H.Pylori bacteria.
Natural Acne Treatment
Cinnamon and honey have been used to treat acne and skin conditions for centuries, as they offer strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Cinnamon has been found to destroy Staphylococcus epidermidis, the types of bacteria often responsible for acne, and honey has been used as a cosmetic product since ancient times. It also relieves burns and wounds, dandruff and psoriasis, prevents wrinkles, and improves skin health.
To fight acne, mix 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon, and apply the paste on the affected area. Leave for 20 minutes to act, and then rinse.
This amazing combination helps weight loss by accelerating metabolism, preventing food cravings, and stimulating the fat-burning process.
Honey and cinnamon can do wonders for your oral health. Researchers have found that chewing/sucking on a Manuka honey product leads to a 35% decrease in plaque and a 35% reduction in bleeding sites in people suffering from gingivitis.
Note that the best way to use honey in your diet is as a replacement for sugar. Purchase unfiltered honey, but use it with caution, as it is still high in sugar.
Also, cinnamon contains a compound called coumarin, which can be toxic in large doses. Cassia cinnamon is much higher in coumarin than in Ceylon cinnamon. For best effects, use Ceylon cinnamon, but if decide to consume the Cassia variety, limit the daily intake to 1/2 teaspoon (0.5–2 grams).
In the case if Ceylon cinnamon, you can safely consume up to 1 teaspoon (about 5 grams) daily.