Mar 2, 2012, 12:33 PM
Many diseases that human beings suffer from on a daily basis are not only cured by the industrial medicines but also by use of naturally produced substances like cinnamon and honey. Cinnamon is an aromatic spice or medicine made from the dried brown bark of tropical southern Asian cinnamon tree. It is available in two varieties, the Chinese and Ceylon which have similar flavor.
Honey is a sweet tasting, yellowish-brown, sticky fluid made by bees from nectar collected from flowers of different plants. When cinnamon and honey are combined together, they form a good mixture which can be used to cure many diseases. For instance, in the ancient cultures, honey was used to cure skin infections and also it had certain benefits on hair.
Nowadays, scientists have also accepted this combination. And they say that even though honey and cinnamon have a sweet and sugary taste, they can also be used to cure a variety of diseases.
This article concentrates on the benefits of cinnamon and honey in treating many infections experienced on daily basis. If you read it carefully, you may get a cure for a disease which has been affecting you for many years or help a friend who is suffering from certain infections.
Benefits of honey mixed with cinnamon
The following diseases can be treated by the combination of cinnamon and honey:
A paste or combination of cinnamon and honey can be used to cure and prevent heart diseases. The best way to use the paste is by applying it on bread or chapatti instead of using jam and jelly mostly during the breakfasts. The paste reduces the cholesterol in the blood vessels and arteries and saves a patient from possible heart attack. If you use it on a daily basis, you will keep the heart attacks and possible diseases away and stay healthy. The combination also improves and strengthens heartbeat and if properly used, it will give a new lease of life to arteries and veins which had clogged and lost their flexibility before.
Arthritis is the other fatal disease cured by use of the cinnamon and honey mixture. You can take a cup of the mixture of hot water with two spoons of honey and a teaspoon of the cinnamon powder on daily basis especially in the morning and at night. You can also make a mixture of the two substances and massage the paining body part and within a short duration, you will be feeling better and relieved.
When a patient suffering from bladder infections takes two tablespoons of the cinnamon powder and a teaspoon of honey and combines them with a glass of warm water. It will kill all the germs in the bladder and cure the infection.
Toothaches are very painful. But, when you make a paste of five teaspoons of honey and one teaspoon of the cinnamon powder and apply it on the aching tooth, it will get rid of the pain within a short duration. You can apply it three times in a day until the toothache stops and you start living a normal painless life.
Are you suffering from cold on daily basis, you should not worry anymore as a combination of cinnamon and honey can treat the complication. Take one tablespoon of warm honey and ¼ spoon of the cinnamon powder. It is advisable to take the mixture for three days and you will be able to cure chronic coughs, cold and get rid of the sinuses.
A cholesterol patient can take two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in tea water. This combination will reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood within a short duration mainly within two hours by 10 percent. The person using the combination should take it three times a day and live a cholesterol free life.
The combination of cinnamon and honey aids in weight loss if used as prescribed. Drinking a boiled cup of the cinnamon powder and honey especially in the morning will help to reduce weight in the body. The combination will also be useful to obese people if used regularly. It is medically approved that even if you take high calorie diet, the mixture will always get rid of the accumulating fats and gives you a nice physical appearance.
The mixture of cinnamon and honey is also useful in curing cancer especially, cancer of the stomach and bones. This is according to the research recently performed by scientists in Japan and Australia and many people are using this medication. When it comes to the treatments, take a tablespoon of honey and combine it with a teaspoon of the cinnamon powder for a month three times a day and you will cure the disease.
Finally, other diseases which the combination of cinnamon and powder can get rid of include hearing loss, influenza, pimples, indigestion, bad breath, fatigue, skin infections and infertility among others. Hence, any patient looking for possible cure of the above disease can try the combination and enjoy the benefits.
Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two.
Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective even if kept on for 5 minutes.
Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. If impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before going to sleep, their problem will be solved.
In China, Japan and Far-East countries, women, who do not conceive and need to strengthen the uterus, have been taking cinnamon powder for centuries. Women who cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.
A couple in Maryland, USA, had no children for 14 years and had lost hope of having a child of their own. When told about this process, husband and wife started taking honey and cinnamon as stated above; the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term.
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach-ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.
According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.
Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
Three tablespoons of Honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible.
People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restore hearing.
Cinnamon and Honey formula for weight loss:
This should be prepared at night before going to bed.
1. Use 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts raw honey. 1/2 tsp cinnamon to 1 tsp honey is recommended but can use more or less as long as in the ratio of 1 to 2. --- so 1 tsp cinnamon to 2 tsp raw honey is ok too as an example.
2. Boil 1 cup...that is 8 oz of water.
3. Pour water over cinnamon and cover and let it steep for 1/2 hour..(30 minutes)
4. Add honey now that it has cooled. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.
5. Drink 1/2 of this directly before going to bed. The other 1/2 should be covered and refrigerated.
6. In the morning drink the other half that you refrigerated...but do not re-heat it...drink it cold or at room temp only.
Do not add anything else to this recipe. No lemon, no lime, no vinegar. It is not necessary to drink it more time in a day...it is only effective on an empty stomach and primarily at night.
This works for most people. Inches are lost before any measurement on the scales. This program will cause significant inches lost...but you will reach a plateau and may not lose anymore. This is because the cinnamon and honey cause a cleansing effect in the digestive tract and cleans out parasites and other fungus and bacteria that slow down the digestion...causing a toxic build up. (Lowers pH) Once this is all cleaned out then you will most likely have the weight loss slow down.
Other side effects from a cleansing can occur because of toxins being released...if this occurs, cut back on how much you use or take a break.
Additionally people report increased energy, more sex drive, and feeling happier/mood enhancer.
Since honey is absorbed more slowly from the gastro-intestinal tract than glucose and is rapidly taken up by the liver, blood sugar levels should rise only minimally after ingestion of honey.
Honey also contains a substance called glucose oxidize. When combined with water and oxygen, glucose oxidize forms glycolic acid and hydrogen peroxide. This means that diluted honey can serve as an excellent antiseptic, while being far less likely than ordinary hydrogen peroxide to harm already-damaged tissue.
Certain types of beneficial bacteria that live in the human intestines and aid digestion, do well when a mixture of honey and water is taken.
The good news is that the ingredients of Honey (Gambian Honey perfect for use) and cinnamon powder are locally well available to start using these wonder recipes for prevention and in some for cure of established diseases.
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Author DR Hassan Azadeh Senior Lecturer at the University of the Gambia W. Africa.