Honey mixed with cinnamon can improve health, and has been used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine for centuries. Honey can be used to treat diseases without creating side effects. For example, although sweet, honey does not harm diabetics when the appropriate dosage is used. An article published in the Canadian magazine Weekly World News lists the following uses of honey and cinnamon to treat disease:
Mix 2 tsp of warm water with 1 tsp each of honey and cinnamon powder. Apply to the aching part of the body, and massage to relieve the pain within 15 minutes.
Make a drink with 2 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of cinnamon in a cup of hot water. Drink daily to treat chronic arthritis. In research done at Copenhagen University, Denmark, doctors gave a mixture of honey and cinnamon to 200 patients before breakfast, and 73 experienced significant pain reduction within a month. Most had difficulty walking, and some found this improved after the trial.
Apply hot olive oil containing 1 tsp of honey and 1 tbsp of cinnamon to the scalp for 5 to 15 minutes before shampooing.
Take a 1 tbsp of warm honey with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder 3 times a day for cold symptoms, like a chronic cough and blocked sinuses.
Mix 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder and 5 spoons of honey into a paste. Spread on the aching area 3 times a day until the pain goes away.
According to Indian and Japanese research, eating honey with cinnamon can alleviate stomachaches and intestinal gas pain.
Take 2 tbsp of honey mixed with cinnamon powder before meals to aid digestion and reduce acidity.
For breakfast, spread honey and cinnamon on bread to reduce cholesterol, improve heart function, and help prevent heart disease. This also reduces breathing problems. In North America, many nursing homes use honey and cinnamon to treat patients with venous obstruction.
Daily consumption of honey and cinnamon can strengthen the immune system. Honey contains plenty of vitamins and iron. Eating it regularly can help white blood cells combat bacteria and viruses.
Spanish scientists have found that honey and cinnamon can help prevent flu and the common cold.
About 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes before bedtime, drink a cup of boiled water with honey and cinnamon. This can assist with weight loss, even if you have a high-calorie diet, because honey and cinnamon prevent accumulation of body fat.
Regular consumption of honey and cinnamon tea can slow the aging process. Add 4 tbsp of honey, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder to 3 cups of boiling water. Drink 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day to keep your skin smooth and help you look younger!
The sugar content in honey is good for the human body. Consumption of honey with cinnamon makes the elderly more energetic. Research on this subject revealed that energy levels improved when drinking a glass of water with honey and a pinch of cinnamon in the morning after brushing the teeth, and in the afternoon around 3 p.m.
South Americans rinse their mouths with hot water containing 1 tbsp of honey and cinnamon every day to keep the breath fresh all day long.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.