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When you think of cinnamon and honey you typically think about delicious sweets. But did you know these two items actually have a ton of health benefits?
Honey is actually the only food that will not spoil or rot. Though it may crystalize, you can return it to its prior form by boiling water, sticking the honey with the lid loosened into the water, turning of the heat and letting the honey sit.
A mixture of honey and cinnamon has actually been known to help cure diseases. So, where has this lovely combination worked?
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply it on bread instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It helps reduce the cholesterol in the arteries and can help save a patient from heart attack. Also, for those who have already had an attack, following this process daily, keeps them miles away from the next attack. Regular consumption of the above combination relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients in this matter and have found that as one ages, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon can revitalize the arteries and the veins.
People with Arthritis may drink daily (morning and night) one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When consumed on a regular basis, it is said that even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a study conducted at the Copenhagen University, when doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were pain-free — and within one month, a majority of patients who were unable to move around due to their arthritis began walking without pain.
Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink. This will destroy the germs in the bladder.
When given to a patient with high cholesterol, two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is said to be cured.
Drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water half an hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before bed. When taken regularly, it can reduce the weight even in people struggling with obesity. Drinking the mixture daily prevents fat from accumulating in the body even though a person may eat a high calorie diet.
According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is said that honey taken with cinnamon powder relieves gas.
People of South America gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning to keep their breath fresh throughout the day.
For relief from common or severe colds, take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most coughs and colds, and clear the sinuses.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. It has been noted by researchers that honey has large amounts of iron and other vitamins. Consuming honey regularly strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight diseases.
Honey with cinnamon powder helps cure stomach ache and clears stomach ulcers from its root.
Taking cinnamon sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey before eating relieves acidity and help digest even heavy meals.
Mix three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon into a paste and apply to pimples before bed. In the morning, wash it off with warm water. If used daily for two weeks, it clear pimples from their roots.
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts is said to restore hearing.
Research in Japan and Australia has revealed that patients suffering from advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured when taking one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month .
Boil four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and slows aging.