The Incredible duo – Honey and Cinnamon have proven to offer amazing health benefits along with its ability to enhance our immune and digestive system.
Ayurveda, as well as Yunani medicine, have considered the combination of Honey and Cinnamon as a potent remedy for various health disorders. Let’s find them out!
Honey and Cinnamon Nutritional Benefits
Both Honey and Cinnamon are packed with nutrients (Vitamins and Minerals) like:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin A, E, D, and K.
Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon for Skin, Hair, and Health
Studies suggest that even though honey is sweet if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it is safe even for diabetic patients.
Cinnamon contains antioxidants and that mimics the role of insulin, which means it boosts the flow of glucose out of the bloodstream, into the cells where it is needed for producing the required energy for optimal body performance.
Honey and Cinnamon for Cardiovascular Health
By reducing bad cholesterol levels, Honey and Cinnamon boosts your heart health and prevents atherosclerosis or buildup of arterial plaque on the walls of arteries and vessels and thus reduces the chances of clot-forming that can result in a heart attack or a stroke.
A study showed that tea made from 2 tablespoons of honey with 3 teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder when given to a cholesterol patient, significantly lowered the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood by almost 10% within 2 hours of tea intake.
Taking 1 tbsp of Honey and Cinnamon powder (paste) with water or applying it as a jam on bread can be beneficial for people who have already suffered a heart attack as it strengthens the heart and revitalizes the circulatory system. Its regular consumption can also help you in getting instant relief from palpitations and loss of breath.
Both honey and cinnamon are good for dental care and oral health. A paste prepared from the two can be used as a toothpaste which can be very useful in eliminating bad breath and toothaches.
Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day until the tooth stops aching.
The health benefits of the honey and cinnamon combination are its ability to boost your immune system, energy levels, and overall well-being.
The powerful antioxidants found in Honey and Cinnamon, when combined, combat free radicals and slow the process of aging.
Research has shown that daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon, lukewarm honey, with 1/2 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 5 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.
Treats Itching and Insect Bites
A paste made of honey and cinnamon is applied externally to treat skin inflammation, itching, and insect bites as both Honey and Cinnamon are known to possess anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Prevention from Auto-immune Diseases
This potent mix can also help you in scavenging free-radicals which are considered as the major contributors to most of the major autoimmune diseases. Research has shown that polyphenols found in honey have been linked to preventing tumors.
By flushing toxins from your body and lowering bad cholesterol count, Honey and Cinnamon mix to act as an amazing and fast-acting weight-loss remedy.
Drink ‘Honey and Cinnamon Tea’ in the morning before breakfast (empty stomach) and at night before sleeping for better results. Studies show, if consumed regularly it can effectively fight obesity in a short period as it controls unnecessary fat accumulation in the body and boosts metabolism.
The tea recipe mentioned above should also be taken by Arthritis patient’s morning and evening or at night before going to bed for long-term relief from symptoms related to Arthritis and other bone disorders like Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis. Patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with one spoon of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.
In a research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that patients when supplemented with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast got positive results from their disease-related symptoms.
Within a week out of the 200 people who received the treatment, 73 patients were relieved of pain and within a month, and patients who could not even walk or move around because of arthritis started walking and started experiencing less pain.
Isn’t that wonderful!
Improves Digestion and Prevents Bladder Infections
Honey and cinnamon can help to improve the health and functionality of the digestive system and help you getting relief from stomach gas, bloating indigestion, and acidity.
The duo can be consumed regularly to enhance the health of your gastrointestinal system and prevent several chronic health conditions related to it.
Honey taken with cinnamon is also beneficial for stomachache, stomach ulcers, and Bladder infections. It destroys the disease-causing pathogens from the intestines and the bladder.
Honey and Cinnamon for Skin and Hair Care
The benefits of honey and cinnamon extend to our skin and hair as well; skin infections and pimples can be treated with a simple application of its paste. Studies suggest, can also be applied to wounds due to it’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiparasitic, and antioxidant properties and Honey’s faster-wound healing ability as per various studies were done on this magnificent compound and nature’s valuable gift to us.
Honey and Cinnamon facemask can reduce the appearance of age-related spots and wrinkles on the face by lowering the impact of free radicals on the skin.
Applying honey and cinnamon in equal parts on the affected part of the skin can be helpful in eczema, ringworm infestation, and all types of skin infections.
Honey and cinnamon, when applied on hair as a hair mask can reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Those suffering from constant hair loss or baldness can apply its paste with hot olive oil and wash hair after 15-20 minutes for better results.
A bottle of Honey and Cinnamon on your dining table can be the best gift for your entire family and its regular supplementation (1/2 a teaspoon) can do wonders for your health.
Elderly people can take honey and cinnamon powder in the ratio of 2:1 to avoid age-related disorders and be more alert and flexible.