12 Surprising Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Mixture

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honey cinnamon combination

Did you know that there are many health benefits of both honey and cinnamon? These two superfoods are widely available around the world. However, there are various types of honey and cinnamon and sadly, not every type is suitable for making your “healthy mixture”.

Therefore, you need to get the right type of each ingredient.

ORGANIC RAW HONEY

As you may have already observed in your grocery store, there are various types of honey and each one has its own benefits. Some are better for respiratory issues thanks to increased amounts of anti-viral properties while others are better for treating skin issues.

However, you should always choose a honey that is local and organic. This means that flowers that the bees get the nectar from have not been sprayed with chemicals – meaning it has not been heated up.

Not only that, you also need to look for a one that is labeled as raw. This means that it has not been heated past the temperature of 95ºF (35ºC) during its processing or storage.

CEYLON CINNAMON

There are two types of cinnamon on the market – Cassian, and Ceylon. The Cassian cinnamon has a high amount of coumarin – a substance that could cause liver problems if taken in large doses.

That is why you should always choose a Ceylon cinnamon. This way you will get all those great benefits without risking the health of your liver or other organs.

The best place to find both these substances is the health food store. Once you have the correct ingredients, you can experiment with various recipes to harness the following health benefits.

BENEFITS YOU WILL FIND IN THIS POST

1. REDUCTION OF BAD CHOLESTEROL
2. REDUCTION OF JOINT PAIN & ARTHRITIS
3. PROVIDES EASE FOR UPSET STOMACH
4. REDUCTION OF HAIR LOSS
5. REMEDY FOR FATIGUE
6. CURE FOR COMMON COLD
7. HELPS THOSE WITH DIABETES
8. HELPS MAINTAIN HEALTHY HEART & ARTERIES
9. GETTING RID OF PIMPLES
10. HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
11. REDUCTION OF BAD BREATH
12. PROVIDES RELIEF FOR SKIN INFECTIONS

REDUCTION OF BAD CHOLESTEROL

(BENEFIT #1)

artrosclerosis

Both raw, organic honey and Ceylon cinnamon can be considered as superfoods. There is no surprise that each one of these foods has the ability to lower bad cholesterol levels on its own.

It was found through a double-blind study that participants who had type 2 diabetes and took 1 – 6 grams of cinnamon were able to reduce their total cholesterol levels along with their bad triglycerides.

Researchers also suggest that honey can reduce your bad cholesterol levels as two separate studies indicate it. Just see what the experts from LiveStrong.com say about the relationship between honey and cholesterol:

“A study published in “The Scientific World Journal” had participants who consumed 70g of honey for 30 days. The test group showed a reduction of total cholesterol by 3 percent, while a similar study published in the “Journal of Medicinal Food” showed a reduction in total cholesterol of 8 percent. […] The final conclusion of both studies was that on top of lowering total cholesterol and LDL [bad] cholesterol, honey showed to increase HDL [good] cholesterol as well.”

As you can see, when you combine honey and cinnamon, you can multiply their effect on your cholesterol levels. Just try a recipe below.

RECIPE FOR BAD CHOLESTEROL

cute jars of honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Glass of water
  • Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put 1 tablespoon of honey into your glass of water
  2. Mix it frequently and wait until it completely dissolves
  3. Once dissolved, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on the water
  4. Mix it well with your spoon
  5. Drink one glass in the morning after you have brushed your teeth
  6. Drink another glass in the afternoon (around 3:00 P.M.)

Not only will this drink help reduce your cholesterol levels but the sugar content of honey will help boost your energy levels as well.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out advice from a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR BAD CHOLESTEROL

cute jars of honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Glass of water
  • Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put 1 tablespoon of honey into your glass of water
  2. Mix it frequently and wait until it completely dissolves
  3. Once dissolved, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on the water
  4. Mix it well with your spoon
  5. Drink one glass in the morning after you have brushed your teeth
  6. Drink another glass in the afternoon (around 3:00 P.M.)

Not only will this drink help reduce your cholesterol levels but the sugar content of honey will help boost your energy levels as well.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out advice from a medical professional.

FIRST RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“After 8 weeks of intervention, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and saffron consumption had significant effects on total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL levels (p < 0.05) compared with controls. However, the herbal products did not have significant effects on measures of glycemic control, anthropometry, inflammation, and oxidative stress.”

SECOND RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“These molecular changes possibly promote adaptations that would prevent an increase in circulating cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels and prevent lipid accumulation in tissues, such as liver and WAT. Therefore, we speculate that cinnamon may also be useful for preventing or retarding the development of lipid disorders.”

REDUCTION OF JOINT PAIN & ARTHRITIS

(BENEFIT #2)

arthritis pain

There are many types of arthritis each having a different cause. That is why saying that mixture of honey and cinnamon will always help you is at least a little bit misleading. However, cinnamon has shown various anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling and pain, common symptoms of arthritis.

It also has an immunomodulatory effect which helps to manage rheumatoid arthritis. Not only that, the cinnamon oil includes a substance called cinnamaldehyde that has a broad-spectrum antibiotic activity.

This way it can be used as an effective treatment for septic arthritis.

The best part? This spice can help to protect your bones as it inhibits the breakdown of bone tissue (through inhibiting osteoclastogenesis) as well as help to prevent tissue damage at the joints.

Honey also includes various anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory substances that may help you to ease different symptoms of arthritis. There are people around the internet who swear that mixture of honey and cinnamon has provided them a relief from the pain they have had for years.

Just try a recipe below and see whether it works for you or not.

RECIPE FOR ARTHRITIS

hot cinnamon drink

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 Teaspoons of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put honey into your cup of mildly warm water (temperature should not be past 95ºF/35ºC)
  2. Mix it often until honey is completely dissolved
  3. Add cinnamon
  4. Mix it well with the spoon
  5. Drink one cup of this mixture in the morning and one cup in the evening (before you go to bed) on an empty stomach

Combination of a honey and cinnamon should make the pain milder, and help keep your arthritis at bay.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out advice from a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR ARTHRITIS

hot cinnamon drink

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 Teaspoons of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put honey into your cup of mildly warm water (temperature should not be past 95ºF/35ºC)
  2. Mix it often until honey is completely dissolved
  3. Add cinnamon
  4. Mix it well with the spoon
  5. Drink one cup of this mixture in the morning and one cup in the evening (before you go to bed) on an empty stomach

Combination of a honey and cinnamon should make the pain milder, and help keep your arthritis at bay.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out advice from a medical professional.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“CPP [polyphenol fraction from Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark] was found to inhibit cytokine (IL-2, IL-4, and IFNγ) release from ConA-stimulated lymphocytes in vitro. In conclusion, CPP demonstrated prominent action in animal models of inflammation and arthritis and therefore can be considered as a potential anti-rheumatic agent with disease-modifying action.”

PROVIDES EASE FOR UPSET STOMACH

(BENEFIT #3)

woman with belly ache

Did you know that honey and cinnamon mixture can also improve your digestion, alleviate gas, and ease stomach pain? Honey, especially raw and organic can help improve your digestion thanks to its enzyme content.

According to HealthyWithHoney.com, there are several enzymes in raw honey:

“The predominant enzymes in honey are diastase (amylase), invertase and glucose oxidase. Others, including catalase and acid phosphatase, can also be present, depending on the type of floral source. And recently proteolytic enzymes have been [discovered] in honey.”

Not only that, honey has several anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial substances that can calm your stomach (depending on the cause of upset stomach, obviously). For example, there are indications that honey can be effective against E-Coli and even Salmonella.

Cinnamon helps to stimulate your digestive system. It is also able to help you with gastrointestinal disorders such as gas and diarrhea thanks to its antibacterial properties. In some countries, cinnamon is categorized as a carminative agent as it can relieve indigestion symptoms (especially bloating and gas).

You never know when an upset stomach is going to hit so make sure to keep these ingredients in your cupboard all the time. Both have a very long shelf life and won’t go bad anytime soon.

The next time you have an upset stomach, try the recipe below to find quick relief.

RECIPE FOR CALMING STOMACH

beekeeper handling hive

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put honey into your cup of mildly warm water (temperature should not be past 95ºF/35ºC)
  2. Add cinnamon
  3. Mix it well with the spoon
  4. Drink a cup of this mixture in the morning on an empty stomach

Combination of a honey and cinnamon should improve your digestion, remove gas in your bowels and relieve any stomach pains.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR CALMING STOMACH

beekeeper handling hive

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put honey into your cup of mildly warm water (temperature should not be past 95ºF/35ºC)
  2. Add cinnamon
  3. Mix it well with the spoon
  4. Drink a cup of this mixture in the morning on an empty stomach

Combination of a honey and cinnamon should improve your digestion, remove gas in your bowels and relieve any stomach pains.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“The effect of honey and pollen for an experimental gastric ulcer in rats by electromyography was investigated Okabe ulcer by applying the 100% acetic acid in the gastric serosa was simulated. Honey and pollen prevent the development of painful gastric motility, which confirms its gastroprotective action.”

– Lychkova, A. E., et al. (2014). “Gastroprotective effect of honey and bee pollen”, in Experimental and Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 9.

REDUCTION OF HAIR LOSS

(BENEFIT #4)

young girl combing her hair

Do you know that you can use raw organic honey and Ceylon cinnamon to reduce hair loss and promote the health of your scalp as well? Just combine these two into a hair mask to harness most benefits.

Thanks to its antibacterial properties, honey prevents scalp infections and soothes issues like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis. Not only that, honey is a well-known emollient (moisturizer) that keeps your hair and scalp hydrated.

This reduces hair breakage and dry skin.

Cinnamon can boost your hair growth as it is believed to increase the blood circulation into your scalp when applied topically. This way, your hair follicles and roots will be better nourished by necessary nutrients through your blood.

As one of the common reasons for hair loss is bacterial or even fungal infection in your scalp, cinnamon can stop this thanks to the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compounds such as eugenol and cinnamaldehyde.

To sum up, using a special paste as a topical treatment may help increase the blood circulation in your scalp, which could result in healthier hair and better growth. Just follow the recipe below and let us know if this paste works for you.

RECIPE FOR ANTI-HAIR-LOSS MASK

honeycomb with bees

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup of high-quality virgin olive oil
  • 1 Small spoon
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Applicator brush
  • 1 Comb

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place honey and cinnamon into your mixing bowl
  2. Mix it well with a spoon
  3. Add olive oil (gradually) and mix it well until they blend together and create a paste-like substance
  4. Apply a dime-sized portion of this paste onto back of your hand
  5. Wait for 10 minutes to ensure that itching, redness, and swelling don’t take place
  6. If your skin accepts this paste, reveal your scalp with a comb and apply a layer of this paste to your scalp with an applicator brush
  7. Once you are finished with the whole scalp, let the mask “sit” for about 10 to 15 minutes
  8. Wash your hair and scalp with water (you can use a gentle shampoo and moisturizing conditioner)

Do not forget to consult your decision to apply this paste/mask with your medical professional or dermatologist.

If you feel any itching or observe redness/swelling after application, rinse this paste off immediately and seek out treatment by a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR ANTI-HAIR-LOSS MASK

honeycomb with bees

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup of high-quality virgin olive oil
  • 1 Small spoon
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Applicator brush
  • 1 Comb

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place honey and cinnamon into your mixing bowl
  2. Mix it well with a spoon
  3. Add olive oil (gradually) and mix it well until they blend together and create a paste-like substance
  4. Apply a dime-sized portion of this paste onto back of your hand
  5. Wait for 10 minutes to ensure that itching, redness, and swelling don’t take place
  6. If your skin accepts this paste, reveal your scalp with a comb and apply a layer of this paste to your scalp with an applicator brush
  7. Once you are finished with the whole scalp, let the mask “sit” for about 10 to 15 minutes
  8. Wash your hair and scalp with water (you can use a gentle shampoo and moisturizing conditioner)

Do not forget to consult your decision to apply this paste/mask with your medical professional or dermatologist.

If you feel any itching or observe redness/swelling after application, rinse this paste off immediately and seek out treatment by a medical professional.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“In addition, patients showed subjective improvement in hair loss. None of the patients ( 15 patients) treated with honey application once weekly for six months showed relapse while the 12/15 patients who had no prophylactic treatment with honey experienced a relapse of the lesions 2-4 months after stopping treatment. It might be concluded that crude honey could markedly improve seborrheic dermatitis and associated hair loss and prevent relapse when applied weekly.”

– Al-Waili, N.S. (2001). “Therapeutic and prophylactic effects of crude honey on chronic seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff”, in European Journal of Medical Reseach. Vol. 6(7). Pp. 306-8

REMEDY FOR FATIGUE

(BENEFIT #5)

girl out of shape running

Many people have found that taking the mixture of honey and cinnamon can build up your vitality in about a week. This comes as no surprise because honey is carbohydrate-rich due to its fructose and glucose content.

These substances are primary fuel your body uses for energy. Just have a look at what experts from Active.com have to say about honey as an energy source:

“Honey is composed of a unique carbohydrate composition of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids, making it a smart, natural energy-filled afternoon snack […] In fact, for years, sports dietitians have recommended that athletes include pure honey into their pre-exercise meal or snack for that very reason.”

According to Dr. Mercola, cinnamon not only helps your body to increase glucose metabolism and regulate your blood sugar levels but also slows the emptying of your stomach and improves the sensitivity of insulin.

The best part?

Honey and cinnamon mixture will give you a nice little boost without wreaking havoc on your blood sugar levels and you won’t have to worry about a jittery feeling like you would get from coffee.

Just keep a container of Ceylon cinnamon and a jar of raw organic honey at work and you can have a nice glass of this high-powered drink in the afternoon (see recipe below).

You’ll definitely feel refreshed.

RECIPE FOR FATIGUE

jars of honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Glass of water
  • Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put 1/2 tablespoon of honey into your glass of water
  2. Mix it frequently and wait until it completely dissolves
  3. Once dissolved, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on the water
  4. Mix it well with your spoon
  5. Drink one glass in the morning after you have brushed your teeth
  6. Drink another glass in the afternoon (around 3:00 P.M.)

The sugar content of honey will help boost your energy levels while the cinnamon in this drink will help you to balance your blood sugar levels.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR FATIGUE

jars of honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Glass of water
  • Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put 1/2 tablespoon of honey into your glass of water
  2. Mix it frequently and wait until it completely dissolves
  3. Once dissolved, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on the water
  4. Mix it well with your spoon
  5. Drink one glass in the morning after you have brushed your teeth
  6. Drink another glass in the afternoon (around 3:00 P.M.)

The sugar content of honey will help boost your energy levels while the cinnamon in this drink will help you to balance your blood sugar levels.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“To the best of our knowledge, our study provided support for the use of processed honey and royal jelly to ameliorate CRF. The positive results of this study warrant further studies in this field.”

– Mofid, B., et al. (2016). “Effect of Processed Honey and Royal Jelly on Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial, in Electronic Physician. Vol. 8(6). Pp. 2475-82

CURE FOR COMMON COLD

(BENEFIT #6)

sick woman

When it comes to the common cold we’ll try just about anything when we’re sick to feel better. Although it may not be a cure per se, the potent combination of raw honey and Ceylon cinnamon can at least alleviate many unpleasant symptoms of cold and flu.

Honey has many potent antibacterial and antiviral substances that can help your body to fight off infections. Not only that, there are some indications that honey can be used as an effective cough suppressant during cold (just do not give honey to small children under 2 years old).

With regards to cinnamon, there are several things worth pointing out according to NaturallyDaily.com:

“Considered a powerful spice not only for its pungent aroma, cinnamon is also replete with health-beneficial compounds such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamate and cinnamic acid. As it is also rich in phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and other antioxidants, cinnamon has been highly revered for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immunity-boosting capabilities. Experts say that this spice has the ability to lower risk of cancer, and protect against heart disease.”

So the next time you feel down you might want to try this remedy as both ingredients have antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial effects so it shouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. Just follow the recipe below.

RECIPE FOR COMMON COLD

cup of tea for weight loss

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put honey into your mixing bowl
  2. Add cinnamon to it
  3. Mix it well with our spoon to make a paste
  4. Take it twice a day for a period of three days

Do not forget to mix it well before you take a teaspoon of it. Although this will not cure your illness, its beneficial properties will help you fight it.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR COMMON COLD

cup of tea for weight loss

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Put honey into your mixing bowl
  2. Add cinnamon to it
  3. Mix it well with your spoon to make a paste
  4. Take it twice a day for a period of three days

Do not forget to mix it well before you take a teaspoon of it. Although this will not cure your illness, its beneficial properties will help you fight it.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

FIRST RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“The silver nanoparticles derived from Cinnamon extract enhanced the antiviral activity and were found to be effective in both treatments, when incubated with the virus prior to infection and introduced to cells after infection. In order to establish the safety profile, Cinnamon and its corresponding nanoparticles were tested for their cytotoxic effects in Vero cells. The tested concentrations of extract and nanoparticles (up to 500 μg/ml) were found non-toxic to Vero cells. The biosynthesized nanoparticles may, hence, be a promising approach to provide treatment against influenza virus infections.”

– Fatima, M., et al. (2016). “In Vitro Antiviral Activity of Cinnamomum cassia and Its Nanoparticles Against H7N3 Influenza A Virus”, in Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, Vol. 26(1).

SECOND RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“All the included studies based on burns showed the unequivocal result that honey had an even more positive effect than silver on wound healing.”

HELPS THOSE WITH DIABETES

(BENEFIT #7)

measuring blood sugar

People who suffer from diabetes need to always pay attention to the number of carbohydrates they consume. That is why they should consume honey and cinnamon mixture only after the consultation with a medical professional as 1 tablespoon of honey usually contains around 17 grams of carbs.

However, there are some scientific indications, according to MedicalNewsToday.com, that honey can be a much better alternative to typical sugar for people with diabetes:

“The study found that 75g of honey raised blood sugar and insulin levels in people without diabetes within 30 minutes. […] The effect was similar in people with type 2 diabetes. In the UAE study, the participants experienced an initial rise in blood sugar levels. However, the levels dropped within 2 hours. Overall, the blood sugar levels were much lower and remained lower in the honey group, compared to the white sugar group.”

As experts from Diabetes.co.uk point out, cinnamon is very potent spice with regards to diabetes.

Firstly, it reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL (bad cholesterol), and total cholesterol levels. Secondly, it increases the insulin sensitivity and helps manage this disease. Thirdly, it slows stomach emptying and significantly reduces hyperglycemia after meals. All this without affecting satiety.

As you can see, consuming the mixture of honey and cinnamon can help people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. However, because each case of diabetes is individual, we can not give you any recipe and so you need to discuss your dosage with your medical professional.

FIRST RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“Oral administration of honey in experimental model of diabetes showed a significant hypoglycemic effect and led to appropriate changes in serum lipid profiles.”

– Arabmoazzen, S., et al. (2015). “Antidiabetic effect of honey feeding in noise induced hyperglycemic rat: involvement of oxidative stress“, in Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, Vol. 18(8).

SECOND RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“Intake of 1 g of cinnamon for 12 weeks reduces fasting blood glucose and glycosylated Hb among poorly controlled type 2 diabetes patients, as well as, there is improvement in the oxidative stress markers, indicating the beneficial effect of adjuvant cinnamon as anti-diabetic and antioxidant along with conventional medications to treat poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus.”

HELPS MAINTAIN HEALTHY HEART & ARTERIES

(BENEFIT #8)

young couple jogging

If you want to prevent cardiovascular issues in the future, then you should include both honey and cinnamon into your regular diet. It has been shown that honey contains a lot of antioxidants that reduce inflammation in your body.

Just have a look at what experts from HeartMDInstitute.com say about the role of honey:

“In addition to sugar and water, raw honey contains flavonoids, polyphenols, and other antioxidant micronutrients. These antioxidants increase your natural ability to both neutralize inflammation-causing free radicals and prevent the oxidation of unused LDL cholesterol. The result? Less damage to the delicate endothelial lining of your arteries and less inflammation. By keeping inflammation to a minimum, you’re putting the brakes on dangerous plaque buildup in your arteries and helping to protect yourself against a heart attack or stroke.”

It has been documented that honey can help lower triglycerides (“bad” cholesterol) and raise HDL (“good” cholesterol) — the two most important lipids when it comes to heart health as well.

Furthermore, cinnamon provides a lot of antioxidants that can prevent damage to your blood vessels and blood cells. Not only that, it has been shown that cinnamaldehyde, a substance isolated from cinnamon, can reduce platelet aggregation and prevent the formation of blood clots that could potentially clog your arteries.

It has been found that taking this awesome mixture on a regular basis along with proper diet and exercise can prevent heart problems by helping to clear clogged arteries. You can try the recipe below and please let us know your results.

RECIPE FOR IMPROVED HEART HEALTH

raw honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 3 Teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • Small spoon
  • Glass container with a lid

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of honey into your small mixing bowl
  2. Add 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  3. Mix it well until it forms a paste-like substance
  4. Place this paste into your glass container with a lid
  5. Take a teaspoon of this paste with every main meal

Do not forget to mix it well before you take a teaspoon of it. As a side-effect, you may feel energized so you can do few extra workouts in the morning.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR IMPROVED HEART HEALTH

raw honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 3 Teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • Small spoon
  • Glass container with a lid

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of honey into your small mixing bowl
  2. Add 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  3. Mix it well until it forms a paste-like substance
  4. Place this paste into your glass container with a lid
  5. Take a teaspoon of this paste with every main meal

Do not forget to mix it well before you take a teaspoon of it. As a side-effect, you may feel energized so you can do few extra workouts in the morning.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“Acute intravenous administration of C. zeylanicum extract (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg) to L-NAME-induced hypertensive rats provoked a long-lasting decrease in blood pressure. Mean arterial blood pressure decreased by 12.5%, 26.6% and 30.6% at the doses of 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg, respectively. In chronic administration, MECZ [methanol extract of Cinnamomum zeylanicum stem bark] and captopril significantly prevented the increase in blood pressure and organs’ weights, as well as tissue histological damages and were able to reverse the depletion in NO tissue’s concentration. The MECZ also significantly lower the plasma level of triglycerides (38.1%), total cholesterol (32.1%) and LDL-cholesterol (75.3%) while increasing that of HDL-cholesterol (58.4%) with a significant low atherogenic index (1.4 versus 5.3 for L-NAME group).”

GETTING RID OF PIMPLES

(BENEFIT #9)

young woman with healthy skin

If you have been reading this article up to this point, you shouldn’t be surprised that honey and cinnamon can help you to fight acne as well. This is due to the fact that both honey and cinnamon have antibacterial and antioxidant properties that help fight off infections.

Not only that, honey can moisturize your skin and help cure ulcers and small wounds. Although real research is not widely available, there are many indications that this mixture might help your pimples fade away within a week or two.

Just try a recipe below and let us know how it works for you.

RECIPE FOR ANTI-ACNE MASK

tasty honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of honey into your small mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  3. Mix it well until it forms a paste-like substance
  4. Apply a dime-sized portion of this paste onto back of your hand
  5. Wait for 10 minutes to ensure that itching, redness, and swelling don’t take place
  6. If your skin accepts this paste, apply it topically to affected areas you want to treat with a clean fingertip
  7. Let it “sit” for around 30 minutes
  8. Rinse with mildly-warm water

Do not forget to consult your decision to apply this paste/mask with your medical professional or dermatologist.

If you feel any itching or observe redness/swelling after application, rinse this paste off immediately and seek out treatment by a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR ANTI-ACNE MASK

tasty honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of honey into your small mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  3. Mix it well until it forms a paste-like substance
  4. Apply a dime-sized portion of this paste onto back of your hand
  5. Wait for 10 minutes to ensure that itching, redness, and swelling don’t take place
  6. If your skin accepts this paste, apply it topically to affected areas you want to treat with a clean fingertip
  7. Let it “sit” for around 30 minutes
  8. Rinse with mildly-warm water

Do not forget to consult your decision to apply this paste/mask with your medical professional or dermatologist.

If you feel any itching or observe redness/swelling after application, rinse this paste off immediately and seek out treatment by a medical professional.

FIRST RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“Mechanisms of action on skin cells are deeply conditioned by the botanical sources and include antioxidant activity, the induction of cytokines and matrix metalloproteinase expression, as well as epithelial-mesenchymal transition in the wounded epidermis. Future achievements, throwing light on honey chemistry and pharmacological traits, will open the way to new therapeutic approaches and add considerable market value to the product.”

– Burlando, B., and Cornara, L. (2013). “Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review”, in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Vol. 12(4). Pp. 306-13

SECOND RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“This suggests that C. zeylanicum and P. somniferum have potential against acne-causing bacteria and hence they can be used in topical anti-acne preparations and may address the antibiotic resistance of the bacteria.”

– Chaudhary, S.S., et al. (2013.) The In vitro anti-acne activity of two unani drugs, in Ancient Science of Life. Vol. 33(1). Pp. 35–38

HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS

(BENEFIT #10)

woman with detoxing smoothie

You may think that honey may have a negative effect when using it for weight loss. However, it has a healthier glycemic index than regular white sugar. Not only that, honey is a nutrient-rich food that may help reduce your cholesterol levels and blood lipids.

The sweet and spicy taste of cinnamon can often satisfy your sweet tooth without binging on a lot of empty calories. Also, cinnamon improves regulation of blood sugar levels and makes you more sensitive to insulin. All this can significantly reduce your food cravings.

Just have a look at what experts from FitDay.com have to say about cinnamon:

“Since high blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat by the body, cinnamon helps prevent this increased storage of fat and enables you to lose weight. In addition, it influences the manner in which sugar is metabolized by the body and prevents the transformation of the metabolized sugar into fat.”

The best part? Cinnamon also delays the passing of food from the stomach into the intestine. Hence, you feel satisfied for a longer time and eat less.

As you can see, a combination of these two potent ingredients can help you drop some pounds. Just try a recipe below.

RECIPE FOR WEIGHT LOSS DRINK

cinnamon drink

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Kettle
  • 1 Mixing bowl

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place the cinnamon in your mixing bowl (use bowl that can withstand high temperatures)
  2. Boil a cup of water in your kettle
  3. Pour hot water over the cinnamon
  4. Let it steep for around 15 minutes
  5. Wait until this liquid is cooled down (temperature over 95ºF/35ºC will destroy helpful substances in honey)
  6. Add honey to it and mix well until it is fully dissolved
  7. Drink 1/2 cup of this liquid in the morning on an empty stomach
  8. Drink the other half before going to bed (also on an empty stomach)

Do not forget to mix it well before you drink it. As a side-effect, you may feel energized so you can do few extra workouts in the morning.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR WEIGHT LOSS DRINK

cinnamon drink

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Kettle
  • 1 Mixing bowl

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place the cinnamon in your mixing bowl (use bowl that can withstand high temperatures)
  2. Boil a cup of water in your kettle
  3. Pour hot water over the cinnamon
  4. Let it steep for around 15 minutes
  5. Wait until this liquid is cooled down (temperature over 95ºF/35ºC will destroy helpful substances in honey)
  6. Add honey to it and mix well until it is fully dissolved
  7. Drink 1/2 cup of this liquid in the morning on an empty stomach
  8. Drink the other half before going to bed (also on an empty stomach)

Do not forget to mix it well before you drink it. As a side-effect, you may feel energized so you can do few extra workouts in the morning.

Just make sure you do not have an allergy to honey or cinnamon. If you are not sure, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“The addition of cinnamon, chromium and magnesium supplementation to kanuka honey was not associated with a significant improvement in glucose metabolism or glycaemic control in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Use of the formulated honey was associated with a reduction in weight and improvements in lipid parameters, and should be investigated further.”

REDUCTION OF BAD BREATH

(BENEFIT #11)

smiling girl

The simple combination of honey and cinnamon can also help keep your breath fresh and socially acceptable throughout the day. This statement is based on the fact that both honey and cinnamon have antibacterial properties and bad odor is often caused by bacteria.

The best part? There are some claims that:

Honey is very selective in bacterial destruction. Honey gets rid of only the bad bacteria and microbes while allowing the good bacteria to grow normally.

Cinnamon has not only many antibacterial properties but also has a refreshing and fragrant aroma that can mask the smell of bad breath. To maintain a pleasantly-smelling breath all you have to do is use a simple homemade mouthwash according to the recipe below.

Just keep in mind that you still need to clean your teeth on a daily basis.

RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE MOUTHWASH

cinnamon mouthwash

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 Teaspoons of honey
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Cup of water (under the temperature of 95ºF/35ºC)
  • 1 Bottle or a jar with a tight-fitting lid

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 1 & 1/2 teaspoon of honey into your cup of water
  2. Stir often and let it dissolve naturally (it may take some time – do not heat the water as this may reduce healing properties of honey)
  3. Put 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon into your bottle or jar
  4. Add freshly squeezed juice from 2 lemons
  5. Add water to it once the honey is completely dissolved
  6. Stir well to make a well-mixed mouthwash

In case you need to freshen your breath up, shake it well and take 1-2 tablespoons of this solution into your mouth. Swish and gargle for about a minute, then spit it out. However, do not use it more than once or twice a day as acidic lemon juice will gradually weaken your teeth (both enamel and dentin).

If you feel that your case of bad breath does not get any better after a few days of using this mouthwash, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional as the underlying cause of your halitosis may be more severe than you think.

RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE MOUTHWASH

cinnamon mouthwash

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 Teaspoons of honey
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Cup of water (under the temperature of 95ºF/35ºC)
  • 1 Bottle or a jar with a tight-fitting lid

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 1 & 1/2 teaspoon of honey into your cup of water
  2. Stir often and let it dissolve naturally (it may take some time – do not heat the water as this may reduce healing properties of honey)
  3. Put 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon into your bottle or jar
  4. Add freshly squeezed juice from 2 lemons
  5. Add water to it once the honey is completely dissolved
  6. Stir well to make a well-mixed mouthwash

In case you need to freshen your breath up, shake it well and take 1-2 tablespoons of this solution. Swish and gargle for about a minute, then spit it out. However, do not use it more than once or twice a day as acidic lemon juice will gradually weaken your teeth (both enamel and dentin).

If you feel that your case of bad breath does not get any better after a few days of using this mouthwash, then seek out an examination and advice from a medical professional as the underlying cause of your halitosis may be more severe than you think.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“Cinnamon has traditionally been used to treat a toothache and fight bad breath and its regular use is believed to stave off common cold and aid digestion.”

–  Jakhetia, V., et al. (2010). “Cinnamon: A Pharmacological Review”, in Journal of Advanced Scientific Research. Vol. 1(2). Pp. 19–12

PROVIDES RELIEF FOR SKIN INFECTIONS

(BENEFIT #12)

woman with eczema

As already mentioned on several occasions in this article, honey and cinnamon have various antibacterial qualities and are efficient in taking care of several bacterial as well as fungal infections.

Ringworm and eczema have both responded well to this type of home treatment.

All you have to do is to make a paste according to the recipe below and apply it topically on the affected area of your skin. You will be surprised to see how quickly your infection will begin to fade.

RECIPE FOR TOPICAL PASTE

sweet honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of honey into your small mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  3. Mix it well until it forms a paste-like substance
  4. Apply a dime-sized portion of this paste onto back of your hand
  5. Wait for 10 minutes to ensure that itching, redness, and swelling don’t take place
  6. If your skin accepts this paste, apply it topically to affected areas you want to treat with a clean fingertip
  7. Let it “sit” for around 30 minutes
  8. Rinse with mildly-warm water

Do not forget to consult your decision to apply this paste/mask with your medical professional or dermatologist.

If you feel any itching or observe redness/swelling after application, rinse this paste off immediately and seek out treatment by a medical professional.

RECIPE FOR TOPICAL PASTE

sweet honey

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Small spoon

DIRECTIONS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW:

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of honey into your small mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  3. Mix it well until it forms a paste-like substance
  4. Apply a dime-sized portion of this paste onto back of your hand
  5. Wait for 10 minutes to ensure that itching, redness, and swelling don’t take place
  6. If your skin accepts this paste, apply it topically to affected areas you want to treat with a clean fingertip
  7. Let it “sit” for around 30 minutes
  8. Rinse with mildly-warm water

Do not forget to consult your decision to apply this paste/mask with your medical professional or dermatologist.

If you feel any itching or observe redness/swelling after application, rinse this paste off immediately and seek out treatment by a medical professional.

RELATED RESEARCH STUDY:

“Lesions treated with honey show less edema, infiltration of fewer granular and mononuclear cells, less necrosis, better wound contraction, improved epithelialization and low glycosaminoglycan and proteoglycan concentrations. Moreover, it reduces inflammation and exudation, promotes healing, diminishes scar size and stimulates tissue regeneration. Honey has also been reported to treat eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff.”

– Eteraf-Oskouei, T., Najafi, M. (2013). “Traditional and Modern Uses of Natural Honey in Human Diseases: A Review”, in Iran Journal of Basic Medical Sciences. Vol. 16(6). Pp. 731–742

Honey and cinnamon have been around for ages and when you combine the right type of each ingredient, you might find that PERFECT home remedy for your problems.

Just a girl obsessed with everything related to weight loss & feeling healthy. Christine is my pen name and I hope you will love the stuff I write. Been researching diets & health since 2013 and my articles helped over 12 000 000 readers to date. Please keep in mind that this site is for informational purposes only and that you always need to consult your decisions with your doctor.