By Dori Cranmore RN

Bees produce Honey in most of the countries of the world. Cinnamon and Honey are both superfoods.  Scientists of today also note honey is a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases because it contains powerful antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It helps reduces the cholesterol. Regular use of cinnamon-honey can strengthen the heart beat and can help revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can improve. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the 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 totally relieved of pain — and within a month started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. It can help destroy germs in the bladder….who knew?

DIABETES: Journal of Nutrition Research suggests that taking 1500 mg of cinnamon benefits the cholesterol, liver enzymes and insulin resistance. Using Honey instead of other sugars can help keep blood glucose levels lower.
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds can take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. Honey is loaded with protective antioxidants that help fight respiratory conditions.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten, relieves acidity and helps digestion. Honey is a predigested nectar so it’s easy for the body to utilize it quickly.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: Take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

ACNE, WOUNDS and BURNS: One tablespoon of honey and 1-2 drops of cinnamon essential oil. Apply this paste on the area before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. Honey is antibacterial and works with cinnamon oil to allow anti-inflammatory and tissue remodeling effects. (do a skin patch test first to make sure of no adverse reactions)Do not use cinnamon essential oil on the skin without diluting.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder mixed with one cup of water. Drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

ALLERGIES: Ingesting just a teaspoon of local raw honey daily can help boost the immune system and help fight allergies.

FATIGUE: Research shows when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, taking cinnamon/honey daily in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body can increase within a week.

BAD BREATH: Many people gargle with one teaspoon of honey and 2 drops of cinnamon oil in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!  Yummmmm
Be sure to get quality honey (from bees in your local area is best) and cinnamon that has not been radiated. Many grocery store cinnamon has been used for the oil then dried, jarred and radiated to sell retail. Try to find organic cinnamon powder, available by the ounce, pound or sticks at All About Herbs.

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Information provided is for Educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases.