Honey and Cinnamon : Benefits
Honey is a simple sugar found in the honeycomb. Bees collect flower nectar and create this sweet, viscous liquid in their honeycombs. It is easily available and can be stored in a cool dry corner in your kitchen. Honey does not have an expiry date and has a tendency to crystallize. The crystallization is a natural process. In fact, crystallization in honey means that the honey is unprocessed and of higher quality.
Honey is a natural sweetener which is an excellent substitute for sugar and also is a good source of flavonoids, antioxidants, and natural anti-inflammatory.
Cinnamon, another naturally derived product comes from the bark of evergreen tree species called “Genus Cinnamomum”. Cinnamon is the inner layer of the bark of this tree. In dried form, the bark naturally curls and can be easily ground into fine powder to be added to a variety of food.
Cinnamon is an excellent source of dietary fiber, Calcium, Iron and low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and Sodium.
Both of these ingredients, individually have numerous health benefits but a combination of both can keep several ailments at bay and is a really amazing addition to an overall improved health. Find out the several benefits of combined ingredients in the following points:
Keep Your Stomach and Bladder Healthy
Many of us probably did not know that a powder of both the ingredients mixed well can cure stomachache, gas and stomach ulcers. Bladder infections too can be tackled with this combination.
Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon honey in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this concoction for a healthy bladder.
An effective cure for acidity is to take two tablespoons of honey that is sprinkled with cinnamon powder. For best results, this should be taken before meals.
Take a cup of green tea; add one tablespoon of Manuka honey and one tiny spoon of cinnamon powder. People suffering from arthritis can drink this twice a day to get immense relief. Manuka honey is known to have natural anti-inflammatory properties, which is used to reduce joint inflammation and thereby relieve joint pains.
Keep Your Heart Healthy
A healthy alternative for jam or jelly is a paste of honey and cinnamon powder. Next time, you are eating bread and jam for breakfast, think of substituting it with a honey and cinnamon powder. This healthier option helps reduce cholesterol levels and clears clogged arteries thereby preventing a heart attack. For those who have suffered a heart attack, a paste of honey and cinnamon powder can keep the heart attack at bay.
Shoo Away The Cold And Cough
One tablespoon of lukewarm honey mixed with a one-quarter teaspoon of cinnamon powder is possibly the best curative method to beat a chronic cough, cold and sinus. This concoction should be taken daily for at least three consecutive days to get the desired results.
Boost Your Immune System
Consuming honey can strengthen the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases. A mixture of both, if taken daily can improve our immune system.
Bye-Bye To Sore Throat
A sore throat can become a major irritant if not treated on time. If there is a tickle or raspy sound coming from your throat, just take a tablespoon of honey. By repeating this every three hours, the irritation in the throat will disappear.
Farewell to Pimples
Pimples can be cured with a paste made of three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Though the healing time is nearly a fortnight, this paste can eliminate pimples from the root. All you have to do is apply this paste on the pimples before going to bed and wash it off with warm water the next day.
Welcome The Weight Loss
On an empty stomach in the morning, drink boiled water mixed with both the ingredients. If taken regularly, it can impede the fat accumulation process in the body thereby leading to weight loss.
If you are pregnant or nursing, or you have pre-diagnosed health conditions, please consult with Doctor before consuming these on a routine basis. Now that you have discovered the diverse advantages of honey and cinnamon powder, spread the word so that others can reap the benefits of it too!
Written By: Dr. Harman