When it comes to powerful and versatile miraculous foods by Mother Nature, most people will not miss mentioning honey and cinnamon.
However, even most effective is the combination of those two natural superpower foods. This combination has been used as a remedy in the treatment of various health issues, for centuries.
Here you can find some of the health benefits that this remedy offers:
1) Common Colds
Both foods (cinnamon and honey) have strong antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. Those properties are very useful in the treatment of colds and the flu.
Honey strengthens the immune system, treats the flu and suppresses coughs.
Use: – Prepare a tea with honey and cinnamon, and drink it throughout the day.
According to the researchers at Copenhagen University found that arthritis patients treated with a mixture of one tablespoon honey and half teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast got a great improvement in their health. Among the 200 participants, 73 were relieved of pain, and within a month, almost all the patients started walking without pain.
Consumption: In a cup of hot water put two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder and take it daily.
3) Clogged Arteries
A study published in the Journal of Diabetes Technology Society in 2010 showed that cinnamon oil lowers LDL or bad cholesterol by 27% and harmful triglycerides in the blood by 30%. Lowering those components this remedy lowers the main causes of cardiovascular disease.
4) Urinary tract infections
The Iran Journal of Medical Sciences published a study, which showed that cinnamon is the 4th most potent plant against urinary tract infections, among the 28 plant extracts tested.
5) Allergy Relief
The main causes of allergies in the home are dust mites and people used different products to deter them that are often high in dangerous chemicals. They also cause asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis, and other issues,
Raw honey is used for strengthening the immune system, which will fight against the allergies. Additionally, cinnamon is a potent weapon against them!
Experts found that cinnamon leaf oil and cinnamon bark oil are two and a half times more effective at destroying dust mites than benzyl benzoate.
Use: Prepare a mixture of a cinnamon leaf or bark oil with distilled water. Using spray bottle spray this mixture on the curtains, linens, and mattresses to kill dust mites.
6) Increased Energy
Due to the potent insulin-boosting quality, cinnamon provides body energy and regulates blood sugar.
Consumption of honey also enhances the energy, as it is a rich source of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids. All mentioned nutrition of honey is fighting fatigue and energize the body.
7) Natural Acne Treatment
The strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of cinnamon and honey have made them one of the best remedies for treating acne and skin conditions for centuries.
Because the combination of cinnamon and honey destroys Staphylococcus epidermidis, the types of bacteria that stimulate acne, it has been used as a cosmetic product since ancient times. It also relieves wounds and burns, psoriasis and dandruff, improves skin health, and prevents wrinkles.
Use: Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with a tablespoon of raw organic honey, and apply the paste on the affected area. The mixture should act for 20 minutes. Then rinse and dry the affected area.
8) Digestive Issues
The combination of honey and cinnamon treat digestive issues like ulcers, nausea, and constipation, and fight H.Pylori bacteria and E. coli infections.
Researchers have found that honey and cinnamon can do wonders for oral health. So, chewing/sucking on a Manuka honey product leads to a 35% reduction in bleeding sites in people suffering from gingivitis and a 35% decrease in plaque.
10) Weight Loss
By accelerating metabolism this amazing combination helps weight loss. It also prevents food cravings and stimulates the fat-burning process.
– The best way to use honey in the diet is as a replacement for sugar
– Buy unfiltered honey, which should be used with caution, as it is still high in sugar.
– A compound called coumarin found in cinnamon can be toxic in large doses.
– For best effects, use Ceylon cinnamon, but if not possible than consume the Cassia variety by limiting the daily intake to 1/2 teaspoon (0.5–2 grams).
-The Ceylon cinnamon can be safely consumed up to 1 teaspoon (about 5 grams) daily.