You probably know the benefits of honey. But do you know how beneficial it can be if you mix it with cinnamon?
Honey-cinnamon mixture is used for a long time in traditional medicine for its great benefits. This elixir prevents many diseases and guarantees intake of a good doze of an iron needed for the proper functioning of the body.
Benefits of honey
Honey is rich in vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9, C, D and K) and trace elements, it also contains minerals (iron, copper, sodium, potassium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus), in addition to proteins, carbohydrates and natural antibiotics. It is an antioxidant and prevents many diseases.
Benefits of cinnamon
Cinnamon stimulates the immune system, it is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal condiment, it fights infections, prevents cardiovascular diseases and calms the pain. This is not all, it also combats tiredness, depression, lack of energy, it improves memory, alertness, stimulates the digestive system, fights cholesterol and diabetes.
Diseases that honey – cinnamon mixture helps prevent (the list is not exhaustive)
A study conducted in Finland over 10.000 people revealed that honey could fight lung cancer due to flavonoids it contains. By combining its antioxidant power with one of the cinnamon, the mixture can prevent many cancers by fighting the proliferation of cancer cells. Consider adding this mixture to your drinks or sandwiches!
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. This “natural spread” improves circulation while preventing blood clotting and therefore cardiovascular disease.
These two ingredients are anti-inflammatory. They fight arthritis and joint pain. Add in a glass of warm water 2 tablespoons of honey and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder, drink in the morning and in the evening.
Cinnamon has strong disinfectant properties, like honey. Mixed together they effectively combat all kinds of infections and germs. Mix a glass of warm water with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey. Consume once a day, until disappearance of the infection. If there is skin infection, apply the mixture to the affected area and rinse after 15 minutes.
There is nothing better than cinnamon to combat cholesterol and triglycerides naturally. A study conducted in Germany in 2006 confirms that 1 tsp of cinnamon powder daily for 4 months significantly decrease the bad cholesterol (7 to 27%) and triglycerides (from 23 to 30%). 1 teaspoon per day in your coffee, your desserts or in your meals is enough.
Pain in general
Honey and cinnamon are excellent anti-inflammatory substances. They relieve the pain effectively. They fight stomach aches, menstrual cramps, ulcers, dental pain, among others. Feel free to consume this mixture (1 tablespoon honey + 1 tablespoon cinnamon), even in case of acute pain.
Weakened immune system
Honey and cinnamon are excellent for strengthening the immune system because of their antibacterial and disinfectant properties. In addition, honey is a natural antibiotic. Consume honey regularly (except in cases of diabetes), but limit your consumption of cinnamon to 1 teaspoon daily.
Honey and cinnamon are to be consumed during the cold seasons due to their antiviral properties. They prevent or treat flu, colds and coughs. Add this mixture (1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon cinnamon) to your cooled tea – because above 100 ° F, honey loses its properties.
Mix 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Apply the mixture to the insect bite. Your pain will be relieved within minutes.
The mixture of honey and cinnamon also treats baldness. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of warmed olive oil and apply the mixture on the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash normally. This grandmother remedy is proven to nourish the roots and stimulate blood circulation. Apply this mixture twice a week.
Honey and cinnamon improves the digestive system. Consumed before meals (½ teaspoon of cinnamon with a teaspoon of honey), this mixture improves digestion and intestinal transit. However, cinnamon can be toxic if consumed in excess and cause gastric problems.
Do you feel a little bit tired? Mix 1 tablespoon of honey and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a glass of warm water, consume one to two times a day for more vitality and energy.
Warnings for cinnamon
Observe the doses of cinnamon consumed during the day. One teaspoon a day and you will not have side effects. Otherwise you may get tachycardia, rapid breathing, sweating and stomach problems. It is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Finally, in cases of dermal application, avoid the face, at the risk of damaging the skin.
Tips for using honey
- Choose organic honey. Read the labels carefully because many honeys are not pure and contain added sugars.
- Vary the pleasures! There are many honeys with different properties. Thyme honey is an amazing healing food, eucalyptus honey will ease your bronchial tubes, etc.
- Do not heat the honey above 100 ° F because it would lose its properties. Adding it to your hot tea is not a good idea.