Cinnamon and honey are two superpower ingredients given by Mother Nature. When they are combined they prove the treatment of various health issues.
Here is the top of the health benefits that this remedy offers:
1. Common Colds
This combination has strong antioxidant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties that help in the treatment of colds and the flu.
Honey has the potential to suppress coughs, treat the flu, and strengthen the immune system.
The best option to soothe the symptoms of the cold is by preparing a tea with honey and cinnamon and drinking it throughout the day.
2. Clogged Arteries
The remedy made of these two ingredients prevents the plaque that builds up on the inner walls of the arteries. Antioxidant properties of cinnamon help in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body, improving cardiac health.
According to Buzz Ghana, the arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder and two tablespoons of honey. Even chronic arthritis can be cured when this remedy is taken daily.
The research conducted at the Copenhagen University showed that the treatment totally relieved of pain 73 of the 200 patients who were treated with a mixture of a half teaspoon Cinnamon powder and one tablespoon Honey before breakfast, within a week.
4. Allergy Relief
Raw honey enhances the immunity of the people and soothes the symptoms of allergies. In addition, cinnamon is a potent weapon against the main causes of allergies in the home – dust mites, which are the main causes of asthma, dermatitis, rhinitis, and other issues.
5. Urinary tract infections
According to a study published in the Iran Journal of Medical Sciences, the cinnamon is the 4th most potent plant against urinary tract infections, among 28 plant extracts tested.
6. Increased Energy
The high potent insulin-boosting quality of cinnamon provides body energy when it regulates blood sugar. Additionally, natural sugars found in honey trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which have the properties to fight fatigue and energize the body.
7. Digestive Issues
The combination of honey and cinnamon treat digestive issues, such as ulcers, constipation, and nausea. This remedy successfully fights E. coli infections and H.Pylori bacteria.
8. Natural Acne Treatment
Both cinnamon and honey have been used to treat acne and skin conditions for centuries, because of their strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
To fight acne make the remedy by mixing of 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon. This combination is applied to the affected area and should act for 20 minutes, and then should be rinsed.
9. Weight Loss
By accelerating metabolism, preventing food cravings, and stimulating the fat-burning process, this amazing combination helps in the process of losing weight.
Remedy made of honey and cinnamon can do wonders for your oral health. For instance, chewing/sucking on a Manuka honey product leads to a 35% reduction in bleeding sites and 35% decreasing in plaque in people suffering from gingivitis.
Becky Bell, MS, RD advises that the best way to use honey in the diet is as a replacement for sugar. She advises purchasing unfiltered honey since most of the highly processed honey on supermarket shelves doesn’t have any health benefits.
Purchasing the right cinnamon is also very important because a compound called coumarin is much higher in Cassia cinnamon than in Ceylon cinnamon.
However, Becky suggests purchasing Ceylon cinnamon, but if you decide to consume the Cassia variety, you should limit daily intake to 1/2 teaspoon (0.5–2 grams).