How to Combine Honey and Cinnamon for Great Health
Honey and cinnamon are two amazing natural substances. Natural honey which hasn’t been heated is an excellent raw ingredient for your health. Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices and it’s full of medicinal properties that can contribute a lot to your health.
Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon
Cinnamon & Honey as a Natural Diabetes Treatment
Cinnamon is one of the top 14 foods and spices that can control type 2 diabetes. Since most of us have cinnamon and honey readily available in the kitchen cupboard, the potential to protect our families from diabetes could be life-changing.
Honey helps to control a number of the factors that have been linked to type 2 diabetes including insulin resistance and blood sugar levels. It can help to regulate blood sugar levels, which is a crucial factor in controlling diabetes or preventing it and is more tolerable than most common sugars or sweeteners.
A cup of warm water with a teaspoon of raw honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon will allow you to take advantage of some of the health benefits of cinnamon and honey. Don’t add honey to boiling water to avoid nutrient loss.
Cinnamon and Honey for Allergies
Dust mites are one of the greatest sources of allergies in your home and getting rid of these annoying little critters often includes chemicals that are sometimes more dangerous than the critters themselves. Dust mites have been found to be responsible for dermatitis, asthma, rhinitis, and they have even been found to be responsible for some sudden infant death syndrome cases. You can use cinnamon to get rid of dust mites! In a study published by the World Academy of Science, cinnamon was found to be effective at killing dust mites. Cinnamon bark oil and cinnamon leaf oil were two and a half times more effective at killing dust mites than benzyl benzoate (chemical used to treat lice and scabies infestations) and cinnamon oil is far less toxic than most of the other chemicals used for dust mites. A teaspoon of raw honey can help to boost your immune system. Honey and cinnamon can therefore help you fight allergies from the inside and from the outside.
DIY recipe for dust mite pesticide spray
It is really easy to make your own dust mite household pesticide spray. All you need is a spray bottle, distilled water, and cinnamon leaf or bark oil. You need about 24 drops of cinnamon oil for 120 ml of water. Spray your linens, carpets, curtains, and mattresses to kill off the dust mites and leave your home smelling great.
Honey & Cinnamon as a Natural Acne Treatment
Honey and cinnamon have been used by traditional healers for centuries as a way to treat acne and various other skin conditions. Both cinnamon and honey offer potent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The advantage of cinnamon oil over antibiotics is that cinnamon does not create antibiotic resistant strains of these bacteria. Cinnamon oil does not come with the side effects associated with many antibiotics. Records of honey used in cosmetics dates back to the earliest civilizations, and records suggest that honey and milk were two of Cleopatra’s beauty secrets. According to the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, honey is currently used medicinally to treat burns and wounds and it is effective for use in treating dandruff and psoriasis. In cosmetic foundations, honey is soothing, helps to prevent wrinkles, and prevents pathogen infections.
Honey and Cinnamon for the Common Cold
As I mentioned above, both honey and cinnamon offer powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Cinnamon and honey also contain an abundance of antioxidants that protect you from free radical damage. Honey is a natural cough suppressant for children and adults. Honey is also one of the ingredients in DIY syrup recipe to relieve cough and sore throat. Honey contains other vitamins and minerals that can help to boost the immune system and treat flu.
Honey and Cinnamon for Digestive Issues
Honey and cinnamon have always been popular in managing digestive issues such as constipation, nausea, and ulcers. Because honey is predigested nectar, it is easy for the body to break it down, which can soothe an aggravated system. Cinnamon, has antimicrobial characteristics that can help people with bacterial overload in their digestive system. Cinnamon is also one of the edible herbs that are thought to help control H. Pylori bacteria (which can cause peptic ulcers).
Honey and Cinnamon to Treat Gingivitis
Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers from the School of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand discovered that chewing/sucking on a Manuka honey product not only caused a 35% decrease in plaque, it led to a 35% reduction in bleeding sites in people suffering from gingivitis! You can combine it with the powerful antimicrobial cinnamon and regular use of the amazing mixture can do wonders to your smile! Honey and cinnamon benefits are proving to be a winning combination.
Cinnamon to Prevent Clogged Arteries
Cinnamon oil could reduce harmful triglycerides in the blood by 30% and LDL or bad cholesterol by 27%. The build-up of fatty triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood and arteries is considered to be one of the causes of cardiovascular disease.
Honey and Cinnamon for Increased Energy
Chinese folk medicine has used cinnamon to promote a healthy flow vital energy for centuries, and because of its insulin-boosting property, cinnamon has been known to give people energy as it stabilizes your blood sugar. Honey is composed of a unique carbohydrate composition of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids, making it a natural energy-filled afternoon snack.
Cinnamon – How Much To Take
There aren’t many strict guidelines when it comes to using cinnamon. Some professionals advise that you can get up to one teaspoon a day if you are ingesting it in powdered form. The oils and concentrates tend to vary in potency, so you should always read the instructions before using them. Although if taken in a large amount, it can be toxic when used excessively. The only other piece of advice is to avoid cinnamon altogether if you are already on some form of blood thinning medicine.