The combination of honey and cinnamon has been used for centuries in the ancient traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine systems. These two ingredients with unique healing abilities have a long history as a ‘home remedy’.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to mankind and honey’s popularity does not wane throughout the history. The essential cinnamon oil and the enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide, which is found in honey, qualify as the two “anti-microbial” foods that have the possibility of stopping the growth of bacteria and fungi.
They are not used just for flavoring drinks and drugs, also as a means for embalming and as an alternative to traditional preservatives due to their effective antimicrobial properties.
It is known that honey and cinnamon are a very healthy combination, but do you know what they actually heal?
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder. Spread it on bread instead of jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. This will reduce the level of cholesterol in the arteries and prevent a heart attack.
In a glass of hot water mix two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Drink it in the morning and in the evening. With regular consumption you can cure even a chronic arthritis.
In a glass of warm water mix two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey. Drink it every day. This will destroy microbes in the gall bladder.
Mix two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon in a large cup of tea. As soon as you drink this tea, your cholesterol levels will be reduced by 10% within two hours.
If you suffer from colds, take one tablespoon of honey with ¼ tablespoon of cinnamon. Take it for three days straight. This will cure the common cold, chronic cough, and sinus congestion.
Honey combined with cinnamon will cure stomach pain. Take it regularly in order to solve your ulcer problems.
The immune system
Daily intake of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viruses.
Spanish doctors have found that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills viruses and protects against the flu.
For thousands of years the Greeks have believed that two tablespoons of honey every day before going to sleep can cure infertility in men. In China, Japan and the Far East is believed that every women, several times a day, should rub a mixture, made from a pinch of cinnamon mixed with half a teaspoon of honey, into the gums. This mixture is absorbed through the saliva and enters the body and treats infertility in women.
Boil the honey and cinnamon powder in a glass of water. Drink it every morning on an empty stomach half an hour before breakfast. With regular consumption, this drink will help you lose some weight.
Residents of South America every morning wash their mouth with warm water, mixed with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon. This helps them to retain the freshness of their breath throughout the day.
Mix honey with cinnamon powder and apply this paste on the acne before going to bed and rinse the affected area the next morning.
Mix one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of lukewarm water. Add one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a mixture and rub it on the bitten parts. It has been shown that the pain recedes within two minutes.
Those who suffer from hair loss or baldness should mix one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hold it for 15 minutes, then wash your hair. This mixture can also be effective even when you hold it only for 5 minutes on the scalp.
Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey. Put this paste on the tooth that hurts. You can apply this paste to three times a day.
Mix cinnamon powder with two tablespoons of honey and eat this mixture before a meal. This way you will be able to easily digest even the most difficult meals.
It is believed that a daily intake of tea with honey and cinnamon can extend your life. Mix 4 tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water, bring this mixture to boil and prepare it like tea. Drink 1/4 of a cup, 3 to 4 times daily. Your skin will be soft and fresh, and you will postpone the formation of wrinkles.
Mix honey and cinnamon, put this mixture on skin areas on which the infection has appeared, hold this mixture on the skin for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with warm water.
Recent studies have shown that honey and cinnamon can help in treating stomach cancer. Patients who suffer from these kinds of cancer should eat one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of cinnamon powder. Consume this mixture every day for 3 months.
Mix half a tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon in a glass of water. Drink this beverage in the afternoon or when you feel tired. Daily consumption of this drink will increase your vitality within a week.