Mix Honey and Cinnamon Together to Help Fight 15 Different Health Problems (2 Recipes)
By Ricky Elmer
Many conditions can be helped by using certain proportions of natural ingredients mixed together. One such combination that has withstood the test of time is honey and cinnamon. This mixture has been used in Greece, China and many other places around the world for centuries – and for good reason!
Honey is the golden treasure that nature has provided for us, locked away in its beehive chest. This sweet creation from our little flying friends is composed of 2% amino acids, minerals and vitamins, 18% water and 80% carbohydrates.
The Health Benefits Of Honey:
- It’s a natural sleeping aid
- Cough suppressant
- Able to ease allergies
- It can boost memory
- Help fight dandruff
- Provides energy
- Can treat burns and wounds
Cinnamon has been prized for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. It has even been scientifically proven that humans instinctively have known how valuable the spice is. This delicious bark has also been dated back to the Egyptian times, regarded as a gift for royalty.
The Health Benefits Of Cinnamon:
- Contains antioxidants
- Has powerful antidiabetic properties
- Can reduce the risk of heart disease
- Holds cancer preventative compounds
- Can aid in treating fungal and bacterial infections
- Contains anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps with neurodegenerative diseases
By themselves, these two superfoods each individually hold tremendous value in health benefits. When combined, on the other hand, these two can become a gift from the heavens.
Experts in Chinese Traditional Medicines believe that cinnamon affects the body by producing heat, known as yang, which in turn heals yin, which represents cold. Honey is a neutral balance of both yin and yang.
It is also important to know that true cinnamon is not the cassia type, which is the popular kind that is found in stores. True cinnamon is the ceylon type, which may be hard to find, though there are many websites that sell it.
Health Benefits Of Honey And Cinnamon Combined:
- Minimizes joint pain
- Reduces hair loss
- Helps the common cold
- Aids in maintaining a healthy heart
- Helps with weight loss
- Reduces skin infections
- Helps with gingivitis
- Fights tooth decay
- Reduces gas and bloating
- Helps digestion
- May help pimples disappear
- Helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level
- Remedy for fatigue
- Eases upset stomach
- Reduces bad cholesterol
There are many ways to take this mixture, anything from adding it to tea, using it as a paste (just mixing them together), or by simply adding them to foods such as smoothies, breads, cereals, etc.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of honey to any cup of tea. You may drink half in the morning and the other half before bed, or you may drink it all in one go – the choice is yours.
In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (optional).
The next time you are feeling any of the ailments listed above, try this combination and see the results for yourself. There is a reason this mixture has been used for thousands of years.
Rick Elmer is a freelance writer from Texas who enjoys learning about health and nutrition while striving to make the world a better place. He is passionate about music, meditation, art, traveling the world and helping those around him.
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