Most of you reading this will already know that we can cure-all that ails us with combination of natural produce, spiritual connection and healthy emotional relationships, so it will come as no surprise that to you that a number of ailments can be eased with a combination of cinnamon and honey.
The biggest plus of these natural products is of course, that they do not produce side effects like drugs. It has also been promoted in some circles that even though honey is naturally sweet product ,when taken as ‘medicine’ in a correct dosage, it will not harm a diabetic.
Honey and Cinnamon
Honey has a 26% sulphur content, and cinnamon 33%. This is apparently why the combination is so effective in terms of healing. The benefits of Sulphur to the body are many, and would need another dedicated blog!
Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will crystallize if left in a cool dark place for a long period of time, but this can be rectified by placing the open jar in hot liquid. TAKE NOTE, these crystals are not sugar and you must not place honey in boiling water or a microwave as you will kill the enzymes in the honey. Only buy REAL, RAW, UNPASTEURIZED honey.
Most spices are irradiated, that is why it is a good idea to purchase cinnamon bark and create the powder yourself. As spices are excellent bacteriacides, the irradiation only serves to destroy the amazing natural properties. The purest and most potent form of cinnamon is known as Ceylon Cinnamon, so ask for that. You can find out some more on that here http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/ceylon-cinnamon.html
The History of Honey and Cinnamon in Healing
Both honey and cinnamon have been used to heal for centuries, on their own and as in combination. In Chinese medicine, following Yin and Yang principles, cinnamon is used to cure conditions of cold (excess Yin) as it is considered to be Yang (heat). In this case, honey is seen to be neutral, in balance.
Ayurvedic medicine in India classify 8 different types of honey each with their own set of healing properties. Cinnamon is used to cure gum disease, erectile dysfunction and many other ailments.
Here, for your pleasure and ultimate wellness are some ways in which honey and cinnamon can help you. Please bear in mind I wholeheartedly believe that nothing can be ‘cured’ unless the root cause is addressed, and most often in my experience, that root cause will be emotional. Efficacy of honey and cinnamon cures can be largely dependent on an active lifestyle and whole food consumption: A couch potato eating meals of fried and fast foods drinking honey and cinnamon each morning is unlikely to feel the full benefit. On to the WONDERFUL tips!
Arthritis patients will benefit from a cup of hot water with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. The University of Copenhagen found that when treated daily with a mixture of 1 tablespoon honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder before breakfast, within a week, 73 out of 200 people were almost totally relieved of arthritic pain. Within a month, most of the people who could not move or walk properly began to walk without pain.
People of South America gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in warm water to keep their breath fresh all day long.
Stir 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey into a glass of lukewarm water, and drink. Delicious and germ destroying! It literally moves through your system, cleansing as it goes.
Research in Japan and Australia have seen some cancers of the stomach and bones cured. Take 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder together 3 times a day for at least a month.
At the moment claims of honey and cinnamon curing cancer are largely unsubstantiated. It is not wise to rely solely on these two natural products to cure your cancer even though nature has provided us with wonderful health building tools.
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon powder in 16 ounces of water. When drunk, this mixture has been shown to reduce cholesterol by 10% in 2 hours.
Some people also believe that any chronic cholesterol problem can be cured by taking this mixture 3 times a day.
If you can’t stomach that much liquid, take pure honey with all your daily food. This has also been shown to relieve cholesterol complaints.
For a common or severe cold, take 1 tablespoon of lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon of cinnamon power each day for 3 days. This helps chronic coughs, colds and clears the sinuses.
Research is beginning to show that the sugar content of honey is actually more helpful than harmful to the strength of the body. Senior citizens that take honey and cinnamon in equal parts are more alert and flexible than their counterparts.
To increase vitality in a week, take half a tablespoon of honey in water and sprinkle with cinnamon powder daily in the morning and around 3pm.
Studies in India and Japan showed that when honey is taken with cinnamon powder, the stomach is relieved of gas.
Applying honey and cinnamon to painful, bleeding or infected gums can help to relieve pain, lessen bleeding and slow infection. It’s an added benefit that it’s very tasty on your tongue!
To help restore hearing, take equal parts honey and cinnamon in the morning and at night.
Make a paste of equal parts honey and cinnamon powder. If you are someone who loves jam / peanut butter / mounds of butter on toast in the morning, use this honey paste as a substitute and have that regularly in the morning. It will help to reduce cholesterol and who knows, could potentially save you from a heart attack. Even if you have already had a heart attack, this remedy could keep you from another as regular use of honey and cinnamon strengthens the heartbeat.
In the USA and Canada, nursing homes have treated people successfully this way and in the process found that it revitalizes the arteries and veins when they begin to lose flexibility and clog. Regular consumption of honey and cinnamon together, when combined with a healthy diet can help clear clogged arteries.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder has been found to strengthen the immune system and protect from viral and bacterial attacks. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases. A tasty daily use is in hot water with the bonus of warding off colds and flus alike!
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey BEFORE food, relieves acidity and helps digest even very heavy meals.
Honey possesses anti-bacterial properties, so applying honey to wounds, burns and as mentioned below, skin problems helps avoid infection and promote healing.
Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. For impotence, take two tablespoon of honey before going to sleep.
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. If yu are having trouble conceiving, take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey
and apply it to the gums frequently throughout the day.
It is said that a couple in Maryland, USA, after trying for 14 years, had lost hope of having a child. After both following this advice, the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term.
Making tea with honey and cinnamon regularly can help against the ravages of time. Use this recipe, 4 teaspoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of boiling water. drinking just 1/4 cup 3 or 4 times a day keeps skin refreshed and wards off the physical signs of aging. Even the very advanced in age may well become as sprightly as a toddler!
Applying cinnamon and honey in equal parts to the affected areas will help eczema, ringworm and all other skin infections.
Put a tablespoon of honey in some warm water and sip continually until gone. Do this every 3 hours.
3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, turned into a paste and applied before sleeping, washed off with warm water in the morning, continued for 2 weeks will remove spots at the root.
Use honey and cinnamon powder daily in a mix that is palatable for you. It is said to relieve stomach aches, upset stomachs and attack stomach ulcers at their root.
On an empty stomach in the morning, roughly 30 minutes before breakfast and at night before you sleep. drink honey and cinnamon power in a cup of boiling water. Drinking this regularly helps stop fat accumulating in the body. Cinnamon has an insulin boosting property which has the ability to boost insulin activity about 20 fold and can benefit people with high sugar levels (obese people, pre-diabetics and diabetics).
Weight loss claims are largely unsubstantiated. However, the cleansing properties of honey and cinnamon when taken together will no doubt (when combined with a healthy lifestyle) help to shift a couple of unwanted lbs.
Dale Rutherford: The UK’s only qualified and Morter registered B.E.S.T. practitioner
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