The combination of honey and cinnamon have been used in both orientaland Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. The two ingredients with unique healing abilities have a long history as a home remedy. Cinnamon’s essential oils and honey’s enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide qualify the two anti-microbial foods with the ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi. Both are used not just as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent and are used as alternatives to traditional food preservatives due to their effective antimicrobial properties. People have claimed that the mixture is a natural cure for many diseases and a formula for many health benefits:
HEART DISEASES: Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread instead of using jam or butter and eat it regularly for breakfast.
ARTHRITIS: Apply a paste made of the two ingredients on the affected part of the body and massage slowly.
HAIR LOSS: Apply a paste of hot olive oil, a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath, leave it for 15 min and wash.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Mix cinnamon powder and honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink.
TOOTHACHE: Apply a paste of cinnamon powder and honey and on the aching tooth.
CHOLESTEROL: Add honey to cinnamon powder mixed in boiled water or green tea and drink.
COLDS: Make a glass of lukewarm honey water mixed with cinnamon powder to help boost your immune system during the cold season. It may also help to clear your sinuses.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on a spoonful of honey taken before food relieves acidity.
LONGEVITY: Regularly take tea made with honey and a little cinnamon powder.
PIMPLES: Mix honey with cinnamon powder and apply paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash away the next morning.
BAD BREATH: Gargle with honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water so that breath stays fresh throughout the day