Benefits of Cinnamon and Honey Together
Cinnamon and honey are two highly acclaimed substances used historically as folk medicine. Like many types of alternative medicine, the benefits of cinnamon and honey are not widely reported in conventional medicine. However, even modern studies have found cinnamon and honey effective for some conditions.
Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon
Mixing honey and cinnamon together in water as a beverage or combining them to make a spread similar to peanut butter or jam has been done for centuries to improve certain conditions. Consuming these together may be beneficial for:
Immune system function
Honey and cinnamon can also be mixed together to make a paste for topical application. Putting the two on part of the body may be beneficial for conditions, such as:
Honey and cinnamon together may relieve symptoms of these conditions or work with conventional therapies to improve health; honey and cinnamon are not proven cures for any health issue.
Heart disease is the number one killer of people in the United States. Taking honey and cinnamon together on a consistent basis may help to prevent heart disease by unclogging arteries when used along with a healthy diet and exercise program.
To use use and cinnamon for heart disease, make a paste with the two ingredients and spread it on bread. Eat this for breakfast daily to benefit the heart, arteries and veins. This paste may also be beneficial for preventing or improving heart disease by lowering cholesterol.
High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and other serious conditions. Drinking two cups of tea containing two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of cinnamon may lower cholesterol levels. Consuming the cups of tea three times daily may help to bring cholesterol down to normal levels overtime.
The benefits of honey and cinnamon extend to antibacterial and antifungal applications. Adding honey and cinnamon to water and drinking the mixture may clear bladder infections. Making a paste of the two foods and applying it to infected gums may speed healing of the infection and reduce pain.
Drinking honey and cinnamon could boost the immune system.
A stronger immune system is better able to fights off colds and viral infections. Mixing a teaspoon or honey with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon in water may relieve sore throats as well.
Acne is an embarrassing condition that mainly affects teenagers, but adults can get acne too. A paste of honey and cinnamon applied in the evening before bed and then washed off in the morning may reduce the appearance of pimples.
Honey and cinnamon in a beverage can work as a complementary therapy for cancer treatment, but is not meant to replace medications or radiation therapy. One tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon in water drank three times per day for at least one month may have a beneficial effect on cancer symptoms, particularly for stomach cancer or bone cancer.
People with arthritis pain may find some relief from massaging a paste made from honey and cinnamon onto the affected joint. Drinking honey and cinnamon in water daily may reduce arthritis pain too.
Another place on the body that a paste of honey and cinnamon may be beneficial is the scalp. Combining a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and warm olive oil makes a paste that when massaged into the scalp may slow hair loss. The paste should be left on for 15 minutes before being washed off.
People use honey and cinnamon for other issues. The combination is commonly said to promote weight loss, though there is no evidence to back up the claim.
A paste made from honey and cinnamon put onto bug bites may reduce itching. Eating honey and cinnamon may also provide energy, making someone more alert. Some people take them together to improve digestion and reduce abdominal gas.