Honey and Cinnamon Remedy
Copyright (c) 2008 Ruth Tan
Since ancient times, honey and cinnamon have been popularly combined to be used as medicine. Cinnamon is known to be one of the oldest spices and honey is an all-time favourite natural sweetener for many cultures. These two ingredients possess unique healing properties and have a long history as a home remedy. Cinnamon’s essential oils and honey’s live enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide qualify the two “anti-microbial” foods with the ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi. Used as a beverage flavoring, medicine, as well as an embalming agent, both honey and cinnamon are used as alternatives to traditional food preservatives due to their effective antimicrobial properties. Many people have claimed that the mixture is a natural remedy for a phletora of diseases and a formula for many health benefits:
1) HEART DISEASES: Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread instead of using jam or butter and eat it regularly for breakfast.
2) ARTHRITIS: On the affected part of the body, apply a paste made of the two ingredients and massage slowly.
3) HAIR LOSS: Apply a paste of hot olive oil, a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath, leave it for 15 min and wash.
4) BLADDER INFECTIONS: Mix cinnamon powder and honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink.
5) TOOTHACHE: Apply a paste of cinnamon powder and honey and on the aching tooth.
6) CHOLESTEROL: Mix cinnamon powder and honey in boiled water or green tea and drink.
7) COLDS: Make a glass of lukewarm honey water mixed with cinnamon powder to help boost your immune system during the cold season. It may also help to relieve sinus problems.
8) INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on a spoonful of honey consumed before meal removes acidity.
9) LONGEVITY: Regularly take tea made with honey and a little cinnamon powder.
10) PIMPLES: Mix honey with cinnamon powder and apply paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash away the next morning.
11) OBESITY: To reduce weight, daily drink a mixture of a teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder boiled in water with an empty stomach in the morning about half an hour before breakfast.
12) BAD BREATH: Gargle with honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water so that breath stays fresh throughout the day.
Honey plus cinnamon are not just an amazing home remedy for many illnesses, their total fragrance and warm taste are also a perfect match for the palate. The combination adds a magic effect to the taste of cakes, breads, biscuits and rolls and is known to make many winning recipes in the world of delicious food, such as the famous, easy-to-make, kids’ favourite classic – honey and cinnamon butter toast!
Frequently Asked Questions
Was told cinnamon and honey helps Diabetes?
I was told a mixture of cinnamon and honey helps people who have Diabetes and other health problems. Does anyone know of a website that would give the recipes for the right mixture of the two?
Cinnamon is good, but honey isn’t.
Honey is just like eating sugar – it will spike your blood sugars.
It has the same or worse glycemic index/load that sugar does.
Use Stevia or Sun Crystals instead. At least those are natural and won’t spike you.
two tsp of honey with half tsp cinnamon powder in hot water every MNG for arthritis can it cause diabetes?
Is it true that a combination cinnamon powder, green tea and pure honey makes a perfect formula for diabetes ?
A friend of mine gave me this formula: boil 3 cups of water, put one tablespoon of cinnamon powder and two bags of green tea; allow to cool down. Take 1/4 glass of it 3 times a day and voila, you will have long, vigorous life plus good control of your blood sugar. How true is this?
How true does it sound?
Diabeties is a condition that your body either produces no insulin (type 1 & HAS to have an outside source of insulin) or insulin resistance or too little insulin (type 2 – can need outside insulin source, medication, and always needs strict control of diet and exercize.
Green tea is thought to help, but if it does so it is most likely because people tend to drink it after a meal, which aids in digestion. Honey is pure sugar, and will only spike your BG levels.
There is no genie in a bottle. The process – and it is a process – is understanding your condition, frequent monitoring of blood glocose levels, careful diet, exercise, care of your skin & feet, an A1c test every 3 months, a yearly physical and regular heart screenings, keeping your bad cholesterol down, your blood pressure good, and more.
Go see an endocrinologist and keep up to date on medical information.
Falling back on word of mouth, old outdated ideas and generall folk remedies is not a good idea for diabetes. I know alot of the stuff actually works – like willow bark tea made from the inner bark will help mild pain, because it is a natural source of aspirin, but that is a simple remedy to a simple situation. Diabetes will kill you if you do not handle it correctly.
Sugar and diabetes…?
I was wondering about this.
My family has a past history of diabetes. In fact, my father was diagnosed with it a few months back.
I figured my dad’s right, and I better get cracking on my diet if I’m to try and avoid diabetes when I am older.
But I like the sugar. What I was wondering is, can I substitute honey in places I used to use sugar?
Like can I use honey in tea, coffee, on toast in the morning? When I would eat toast, I use to put butter, cinnamon, and sugar on it. I know cinnamon is good for me in small amounts, and I know I need to lay off the butter.
I was wondering if I made wheat bread toast, and put only honey and cinnamon on it, would that be good for me? Or should I avoid honey also, and just learn to do without sweetness?
Because I really don’t know if I can hold to that. It would not be the first time I tried to lay off the sugar, and I just could not do without something sweet. It’s almost like an addiction.
But anyway, can I substitute honey on these things?
gosh that would be great huh… the bottom line is sugar is sugar.. you want to keep an eye on your weight..everything you eat turns in to sugar… somethings faster then others.. the most possessed the food the faster it breaks down to sugar. it’s better to eat higher fiber foods whole wheat bread, fresh fruit and veggies 1/2 cup or 4 oz is a serving…i would stick with the natural stuff just alot less of it…. you have a head start by having this information ahead of time. you can fight it before it comes……