With one delicious super food, you can simultaneously prevent topical infection, enhance athletic performance, soothe a troubled digestive system and relieve a sore throat. Sweet and powerful, the unprocessed, organic form of honey is an adequate source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and may help treat several health concerns. Unprocessed honey contains hydrogen peroxide as well as phenol acids, which help remove various bacteria from a topical injury. Raw honey’s antimicrobial agents make it an ideal natural infection-fighter and rapid healer. Honey is also a potent antioxidant, fighting the buildup of low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol, in the arteries and harmful free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for premature aging, cancer and tissue damage. Honey is rich with bifid bacteria, a group of bacteria associated with digestive and immune health. An effective probiotic, raw honey stimulates bifid bacteria growth in the intestine.
Cinnamon has long been used in traditional Asian medicine and is most often combined with other herbs. It has been used for joint pain, heart palpitations, and dysmenorrhea. Ancient Egyptians used cinnamon as an embalming agent; it was brought to Europe from Asia as a cooking spice and medicine. European herbalists prescribed it for dyspepsia, mild spasms, indigestion, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and uterine hemorrhaging.
Taken separately, each of them is an incredible food and medicine. Combined, their effects double. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties and it proved itself to be hugely useful for everything, from Type 2 Diabetes to sore throats and weigh control. Honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Remember to take the real cinnamon, you wouldn’t want to heal something and destroy something else.
Here are some of the best uses of honey and cinnamon mixture:
Take one part honey to two parts of Luke warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two. Or for arthritis patients daily morning and night take one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If drunk regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.
Those suffering from hair loss or baldness may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon or honey, one teaspoon cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found very effective even if kept for 5 min. also.
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of Luke warm water and drink it. It destroys the germs of the bladder.
GOOD FOR YOUR HEART:
Healthy diet, active lifestyle and moderate exercise are great ways to maintain a healthy heart. Taking a drink of cinnamon and honey on a regular basis can prevent heart diseases by clearing the clogged arteries.
It cleanses the colon by eliminating the toxins. It helps promote good bacteria in the colon resulting in better digestion.
So treat yourself to this delicious mixture and enjoy all its benefits.