Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

About a week or two ago I read an article about the benefits of honey and cinnamon and how it cures common illness such as colds and stomach aches.   I made a mental note to do more research on the subject.   In fact, there is a Facebook page about Honey and Cinnamon!  Anyway, on Monday of this week I started to get a sinus infection.   I seem to get those a lot now that we live in the desert!  By Tuesday morning I was feeling pretty bad and decided it was time to do some research on the honey and cinnamon topic.   I found a article that said for congestion due to cold or sinuses use 1 tbsp of Honey and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in warm water or tea and do this three times a day.  I started on Tuesday morning because I was not feeling great.  Tuesday night I was feeling like a truck hit me and looking that way too 🙂  My husband was telling me I was seeing a doctor no matter what in the morning.  At this point on Tuesday night, I was agreeing with him because I felt that bad.

Well, I woke up Wednesday morning and I am not joking when I say I felt so much better.  REALLY!  No joke, I was shocked.   So I had my three cups of tea on Tuesday with the honey and cinnamon and Wednesday morning I felt good.  In fact, I was the first one up and showered.   My congestion was so much better and over all I felt rested.  Which if you saw me on Tuesday night you would say I was a lying.   Wednesday I did the same thing and had my three doses of honey and cinnamon in the tea.   Wednesday night still feeling good.  Now, it’s only Thursday morning but I still feel good and well rested from last night.   I actually think this might be my new remedy for the fall and winter cold and flu season.

Here are some of the benefits of Honey and Cinnamon I found:  (Remember I am not a doctor nor do I claim to be a doctor.)  This is research I have done from the Internet and thought I would share with you.   I am personally not claiming these benefits.  However, the honey and cinnamon worked for my sinus infection and me.

All cinnamon is not the same.   There are two types: Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassian Cinnamon.  Cassian has much higher levels of a compound called Coumarin, which can be toxic to your liver in large prolong doses.   If you are taking Cinnamon daily you should take Ceylon Cinnamon which has low levels of Coumarin and won’t damage your liver.  As far as the honey goes, it is best to use RAW honey.  You can find raw honey at a health food store.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.  To make it lukewarm,  place it in a small jar and let it set in warm water for awhile.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

INFLUENZA – FLU: A scientist in  Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘ Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.  It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.  As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.  According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old might start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Research in  Japan and  Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

BAD BREATH: People in  South America first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Have you tried Honey and Cinnamon and was it a success or fail?  What other home remedies have you tried for a cold or sinus infection?