Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cinnamon and Honey

Comments From Donna:

Thank you to my friend, Elva, for sending me this information.  I've known about a few benefits of Cinnamon mainly for cholesterol and blood sugar problems.  This information was interesting to read since I love cinnamon and my husband has been using it in his VitaMix Morning Mush (my fond name for it) for years.

When I was growing up I loved the candy called Red Hots.  Now thinking of it makes me say, "YUK!"  Nothing of any food value in there since they most likely didn't even use real Cinnamon with any medicinal properties to it.  Most flavored candies use synthetic flavorings made in a test tube.

I use Cinnamon in most of the things I bake including some health cookies that have high protein in them allowing me to consider them "breakfast cookies."  I have two with tea in the morning during my quiet time with the Lord, and after my protein smoothie and rebounding have been done.  We buy Korintje Cinnamon in a one-pound package from Frontier Herbs.  Their products are not irradiated or laced with formaldehyde as the grocery store spices are.

Honey is something we've used since the late 70's when we got white sugar out of the house and switched to using honey for anything requiring sugar.  There are so many health benefits from honey.  We buy it by the gallon making the price better and when it's fresh it won't quickly turn to sugar.  There is a great variance among what is called honey these days.  Don't waste your money, get the real stuff.  Read Most Store Brand Honey Isn't Honey.

Before you seriously consider doing any of the recommendations below, be sure to Google online to gather more information than just what this article says.  There are two kinds of Cinnamon, so learn a bit more about that:  Cinnamon - All spices are not created equal.

I read quite a few articles but one item that appeared in only one of them was this benefit:  "It is particularly useful for people who tend to feel hot in their upper body but have cold feet."  That's definitely ME and maybe some of you also.  My legs and feet are always colder than my upper body, so I expect to notice a difference in that as I continue to use Cinnamon and Honey as a tea daily.

Since I enjoy the many benefits of Hawthorn Berries for my heart, I put it all together and truly enjoy the flavor.  When it gets warmer I'll turn it into an iced tea instead of a hot tea.  I get excited when I can set up a habit of doing something really healthy for myself.  I guess that's how we've stayed on a vegetarian diet for over 30 years and stuck with the whole grains and honey switch from white flour and sugar.  Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and honoring that and desiring to be a good steward of the body the Lord gave me is an important part of my dietary choices.

Again, I remind you to do more research.  I don't agree with everything stated below and besides that there are no research sources to validate the statements.  With an online search, you will find comments from people that are using Cinnamon for a variety of things.

If you're using Cinnamon or have any words of wisdom about its use, please leave a comment on the blog.  Readers love to know how it's working for real people.  I'm more interested in that than double-blind scientific studies, but having both sources of information makes it better to make decisions for our own health choices.

Actual Article:

It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most dis...eases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour beforebreakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: 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 three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

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