The combination of honey and cinnamon has a long history. These two ingredients were used for centuries as home remedies. Folk remedies have been around for a very long time and still are used today because of one simple reason–they really work.
Honey has natural antibacterial properties. It prevents infection on wounds and burns and at the same time, promotes healing. Cinnamon, on the other hand, is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is said to be warming and nourishing to the kidneys. The combination of these two powerful traditional medicines gives a lot more benefits. They both provide a wide range of natural healing results accompanied with proper lifestyle.
Because pharmaceutical companies have fooled us on the good effects of their medicines in just one take, we neglected the goodness of nature. And now, as many scientists have proven better effects of alternative medicines and as our eyes were finally opened on the horrifying revelations on the side effects of synthetic medicines, here lists some good effects of honey and cinnamon which are scientifically proven:
Arthritis: in 1 cup of hot water, put 2 spoonfuls of honey and 1 small teaspoon of cinnamon. This tea may be taken morning and night. In a research the Copenhagen University recently made, doctors treated their patients who had arthritis with this mixture before breakfast and found that after a week, 73 out of 200 were totally relieved of pain and after month, most of the patients were able to walk without pain.
Bladder Infections: Mix 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey in a cup of lukewarm water. Drink it regularly. This helps destroy the germs in the bladder.
Cholesterol: Mix 3 teaspoons of cinnamon powder and 2 tablespoons of honey in 16 ounces of tea water. It was found that when this is given to cholesterol patients, it would reduce their level of blood cholesterol by 10 percent.
Colds: Take 1 tablespoon of lukewarm honey and 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon powder daily for three days.
Immune System: It is found by the scientists that the daily use of honey and cinnamon powder helps and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks and it also strengthens the immune system. It is also found that honey contains natural iron and vitamins in large amounts which with constant use will strengthen the white blood corpuscles and help the body fight bacterial and viral diseases.
Indigestion and Upset Stomach: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey sprinkled with cinnamon powder taken before meals. This mixture relieves acidity and promotes digestion. It is also proven to cure stomach aches and clears stomach ulcers.
Skin Infections and Pimples: For skin infections, apply a paste made of cinnamon and honey mixed in equal parts directly to the affected area. For pimples, make a paste with 3 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Before sleeping, apply the paste on the pimples and wash with lukewarm water the next morning. Pimples will be removed from the roots in two weeks of constant application.
Why not try these to ease your discomforts? After all, it will not bring any harm knowing that these two natural ingredients are nature’s gift.