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April 22, 2004

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The Benefits of

Cinnamon and Honey

We all knew that honey is a very useful as well as good for one’s health. In wintertime mothers often give honey to their children to alleviate colds and cough. Cinnamon is a spice that is most common in cooking and also contains many health benefits. A mixture of honey and cinnamon moreover, can be used as a cure for many diseases.

Ayurvedic as well as yunani medicine uses honey as a vital component for centuries.

Scientists of today also accept honey as a very effective medicine for all kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dose as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. The Weekly World News published in Canada dated January 17th, 1995 has given a list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by scientists.

Here are a few tips on the virtues of this mixture of honey and cinnamon.

Take one part honey to two parts of luke-warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and slowly massage onto the aching part of the body. It is noticed that the pain recedes with in a minute or two. Arthritis patients may daily take one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon power morning and night. If drunk regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

In a recent research done at the Copenhagen University, it was found that doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder before breakfast. They found that within a week, out of the 200 people who were treated 73 patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

Upset stomach
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.
Gas: According to the studies done in India and Japan, honey taken with cinnamon powder can relieve the stomach of painful gas. Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoon of honey taken before food, relives acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be done 3 times a day daily till such time that the tooth has stopped aching.

A scientist in Spain discovered that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flue.

Heart diseases
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread or chappati instead of jelly and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and may save the patient from the heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they take this paste daily, may avoid another attack. Regular use of the above relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In the US and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that the rigidity of arteries and veins associated with aging can be treated with this paste with positive results.

Immune system
The daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has large amounts of vitamins and iron. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

Three table spoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste must be applied on the pimples before sleeping. Wash it the next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it will remove pimples from the root.

Skin Infections
Applying honey and cinnamon power in equal parts on the affected parts cures Eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

Weight Loss
Drink honey and cinnamon power boiled in one cup water daily in the morning, half an hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping. If taken regularly it reduces weight. Drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully.

Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one months 3 times a day.

Hearing Loss
Honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts daily morning and night taken in equal parts restores hearing.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, if given to a cholesterol patient, it reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% with in 2 hours.
As mentioned for arthritic patients if taken 3 times a day chronic cholesterol can be cured.

Compiled by Rahatun-nessa





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