Cinnamon and Honey when used separately both have significant health benefits to the human body. Cinnamon is normally used as a spice and is derived from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree species, if you check in the food stores you will find cinnamon packed in containers and sold as an aromatic condiment or a flavoring additive.
Cinnamon is believed to contain a substance (cinnamaldehyde) that has powerful medicinal properties and this is what is believed to give cinnamon its healing powers.
When used individually cinnamon is responsible for reducing the risks of heart diseases, improves sensitivity to the hormone insulin and lowers blood sugar levels among others. Be informed also that the benefits of cinnamon have been backed by scientific research. Honey just like cinnamon is a natural food substance made by the bees and other insects.
Honey is derived from the sugary secretions of plants or other insects and this is achieved through regurgitation, water evaporation, and enzymatic activity. The sweet liquid, therefore, benefits the human body in more ways than one, for example, it is rich in antioxidants, helps lower triglycerides, can help reduce blood pressure, it also helps improve cholesterol and encourages burn and wound healing.
Given that these two food substances are powerful on their own what about when they are combined, let us find the 10 reasons to use honey and cinnamon together.
Honey and cinnamon in combination is believed to help reduce the risk of developing heart disease. The two food substances, therefore, reverse the elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein, high triglyceride levels, and cholesterol. Constant intake of honey has been established to lower the bad LDL cholesterol and by taking cinnamon on a daily basis then total cholesterol will be lowered.
What’s more, is that they are rich in antioxidants, helps to prevent blood clots and improve blood flow to the heart. Heart diseases will also be kept at bay since both honey and cinnamon work to reduce inflammation.
To achieve the beneficial constitution and consistency of honey and cinnamon mask, you will also have to add coconut oil, and lemon essential oil to the already existing honey and cinnamon combo. Honey has antibacterial properties, the reason it is widely adopted for the treatment of acne, the food substance is also an antioxidant thus helps in slowing down the process of aging.
Apart from treating scarring and acne, cinnamon also softens and soothes dry skin. Lemon, on the other hand, is antibacterial and is also an anti-microbial, so it does help treat acne. The last ingredient in the do it yourself honey and cinnamon mask is coconut oil, which is essential for moisturizing and repairing the skin leaving it with a luxurious texture.
Making the mask is very simple as you only need to whip the ingredients together. Before application make sure your face is clean of any makeup or oils so that your skin can benefit directly from the richness of the minerals and from the natural ingredients.
A combination of cinnamon and honey will help aid digestion, as they help increase the functionality and health of the digestive system. The combo also helps get rid of gas in the belly and the intestine, it also treats excess flatulence, stomach ache, and bladder infections. And if you use it on a regular basis then honey and cinnamon will help treat and protect the gastrointestinal from different conditions.
Honey and cinnamon also help treat various skin conditions such as pimples by just applying a paste of the ingredients to the affected area. The paste will also come in handy when applied to the skin or wounds since it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory characteristics.
A mixture of honey and cinnamon is also a good weight loss regimen; you should, however, put more effort in terms of diets and exercise, to achieve the full benefits of honey and cinnamon as a weight-loss strategy.
Instead of taking pure warm water to ease your sore throat and unclog your noise while obliterating the persistent cough, just take cinnamon and honey tea and the cough fits will naturally disappear, the annuisance mucus will also disappear and your throat will be soothed.
To prepare the tea, put in a cup of warm water one tablespoon of honey and cinnamon or the cinnamon sticks, you will then add hot water to the ingredients and stir until the honey dissolves
A combination of these two ingredients helps rid the urinary system of bacteria, and mind you, you will not be adding any other ingredients just lukewarm water.
If you have never suffered a toothache in the middle of the night, congratulations for taking care of your dental health. But for those of us with the sweet tooth, in case you are ambushed in the middle of your slumber with unimaginable pain from your tooth, just make a small paste of cinnamon and honey and apply it to the aching tooth.
Did you know that cinnamon and honey have the potential to lower the risk of getting cancer? From ischemic heart attack and stroke, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world, but there are some small healthy habits that we can adopt to prevent the development of these killer diseases. The use of honey and cinnamon can also help alleviate the causes of heart attack, which we have discussed at the beginning of this excerpt.
Remember that honey is rich in antioxidants and very effective in countering the free radical. polyphenols are micronutrients derived mostly from plant-based foods and are filled with antioxidants. The polyphenols are, therefore, present in honey and are believed to help prevent cancer.
Most important is that if you are to take honey with this application in mind then ensure to get the dark honey because it is thought to have higher levels of antioxidants when compared to clear honey. Cinnamon on the other hand, from an animal-based study, is believed to have anti-tumor properties that can help reduce the chances of the spread of cancer through timorous growth.
Honey and cinnamon have the potential to freshen your breath and this you can simply achieve by gargling a mixture of honey and cinnamon mixed with warm water, to achieve the right consistency. Alternatively, you could mix half a tablespoon of cinnamon with a drop of honey, and the juice of two lemons. Then add warm water to get the right consistency and to ensure that everything is properly mixed.
Cinnamon will thus help get rid of the oral bacteria and in the process obliterate bad odor.
Most natural ingredients with medicinal properties are versatile in their application, for honey and cinnamon you might have spotted them in some of the hair care oils, or treatments, this is because they help increase hair density by stimulating growth. Honey individually is equipped with rich antioxidants that protect hair from damage thus keep hair and scalp healthy.
Honey also softens and soothes hair, helps to seal in moisture and in the process keeps it conditioned, and due to the above hair breakage will be minimal. Cinnamon, on the other hand, helps stimulate the scalp and all you have to do is make a cinnamon masque for your hair and apply it on a weekly basis. Just mix honey, cinnamon with olive or coconut oil.
When you take a concoction of honey mixed with cinnamon powder then you help alleviate the effects of arthritis, and inadvertently relieve joint pain and promote bone health. Another tradition that has been carried over from the past is the use of cinnamon and honey to relieve insect bites.
A paste of cinnamon and honey can, therefore, be applied to the bitten area to help relieve inflammation. Honey has antiseptic and therapeutic properties, while cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory substance, therefore, when combined they are bound to relieve the skin of any form of irritation or insect bite and in the long run prevent the development of infections.
So what does it take for a man to conserve their environment, we have all seen the benefits that we can derive from some of the most natural products from nature. Bees are not only important because of their honey but rather because of their contribution to the general human life by helping in pollination and allowing plants to reproduce.
The plants produced from the above process are food for man and animals. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of a tree, and the same tree that now is endangered. Deforestation will make human life miserable because even the bees make their home in trees. We can, therefore, do ourselves some good and preserve our ecosystem and in the long run, enhance our health by benefiting from the medicinal properties of the various plants and insects.