Cinnamon and Honey!
Yes! Cinnamon and Honey!
Yes! Cinnamon and Honey!
I've been using honey for some time now. I found, in some endless tirade of some sort of research, that consuming local honey helps with local allergies. Yes! I was all for that! So off to the farmer's market I went, and found some amazing local honey and I have seen, and felt, the positive effects of it. I never, not have, honey in my home. I use it in my tea and my daughters have PB & H for lunches. We're all much healthier and happier because of it.
My mother has been trying for years to get me to take cinnamon supplements. Her whole thing was that it was suppose to help with the symptoms of depression. And when I didn't have my actual meds, I did at least keep up with my cinnamon and St. Johns Wort. But... my eyes have been open recently as to the multitude of amazing things that cinnamon can do for several different health issues.
But when you combine the two... that's when the real magic happens!
It has been reported, though actual studies do vary, that when honey and cinnamon are taken together they can help with heart disease, cholesterol colds, flu, indigestion even cancer. Make it into a paste and use at as a mask to help with acne. The list goes on and on...
But my favorites, as they relate to my situation, are for fatigue, depression, arthritis and an immune system boost (I'm also using it on my face!). Now, I'm only a few days into this... BUT- I've already noticed an increase in energy! No, really! I cleaned my entire house yesterday... right down to the floors. Something I haven't been able to do in months... like months and months! My hands are swollen today, from gripping the broom and mop, but oddly, they aren't as painful as I would have expected. So I am optimistic that this could be a really good thing for me!
So how am I doing it? I looked over the several different recommended variations of preparations and sort of combined them into a happy median. I'm taking 2 tbsp of honey & 1 tsp of cinnamon for every 1 cup of water. I heat it to a roiling boil and let it boil for several minutes. Then I cool it, though I 'm sure you could drink it hot, more like a tea; but I prefer mine cold so I stick it in the fridge. I drink a cup before bed and cup in first thing in the morning.
Some things to keep in mind though, you may want to find a health food store or something similar for your cinnamon. The purer the better, and most of what you find in the supermarkets isn't so much. Also, local honey is the best honey, for much of the same reasons.
Also, be careful how much cinnamon you take in. There are some conditions that won't benefit and there are some drug interactions that we should be aware of as well. Here are some more helpful sites on honey & cinnamon:
- How to Use Cinnamon Oil as Arthritis Compress
- How to Use Honey and Cinnamon to Lose Weight
- Medicinal Properties of Honey & Cinnamon
- Facts on Honey and Cinnamon
- Honey and cinnamon cures - do they really work? Here's what you need to know:
- Medicinal Properties of Honey and Cinnamon
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