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Cinnamon Home Remedies

Cinnamon, the smell just makes me think of Christmas.  What is an apple pie without Cinnamon? I bet you have a spice bottle of Cinnamon in your kitchen. It has been around forever and is mentioned in the Bible.

Like all spices, Cinnamon goes beyond just flavoring your food.  In the case of the apple pie, it reduces the effect of the sugar.  Add a little honey to the Cinnamon and you have some old fashioned, time tested cures.

The modern scientific community has jumped on the band wagon and has come out with some interesting reasons why Cinnamon is a boon to mankind.  In ancient times, they didn't know why it worked --- only that it did.


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Cinnamon - Anti-bacterial

In an evaluation of the antibacterial activity of 21 plant essential oils against six bacterial species, cinnamon came out on top. The selected essential oils were screened against six bacteria: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus subtilis, and Staphylococcus aureus. Cinnamon oil was found to inhibit all of them, even at low concentrations, and was determined to be a good source of antibacterial agents.

Cinnamon - Anti-inflammatory

As an anti-inflammatory agent, cinnamon may be useful in preventing or mitigating arthritis as well as cardiovascular disease. And as scientists increasingly understand the relationship between inflammation and insulin function in Alzheimer’s (causing some to refer to the neurodegenerative disease as “type 3 diabetes”), cinnamon’s ability to block inflammation and enhance insulin function may make it useful in combating that disease as well. 

Cinnamon - Helps regulate blood pressure

Many nutrients and nutraceuticals—including cinnamon extract—that enhance insulin sensitivity and/or reduce circulating insulin concentrations are capable of lowering blood pressure. When cinnamon was added to the diets of laboratory animals that included sucrose for 3-4 weeks, their blood pressure was reduced to the same levels as the animals that ate a non-sucrose diet. 13

Ah, some samples you want.  OK

How about Cinnamon is used as an insect repellent. If you forgot to use it to repell the insects you can still fight the bite.

INSECT BITES: Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. The pain recedes within a minute or two.

From an old-wives remedy, how about Arthritis.

ARTHRITIS: patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

I found this solution for hair loss.

HAIR LOSS: Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective even if kept on for 5 minutes.

This is one of my favorites.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.

To go along with that, honey applied to acne is a speedy cure. 

You should know that the honey used in these cures is not your over processed store honey.  It is the old fashioned raw honey.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one-cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person.

Also, 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. (I wonder, green tea is most effective in reducing weight, what happens if you combine green tea, cinnamon and honey.)

We know from current research that Cinnamon has a great effect on how the body uses insulin. For anyone with Diabetes there is a real need to discuss Cinnamon with your health care provider.  If you elect to try the Cinnamon cure on your own, please note - if it works, you will need a change in medication, you must stay in contact with your physician for regular monitoring.

If you are in that Syndrome X group, adding Cinnamon to your efforts to lose weight just seems an intelligent thing to do.

As for the honey, well that is nature's perfect food.  Since honey also has anti-inflammatory properties, adding it to the Cinnamon just makes sense.

Use your common sense and don't go overboard with this.  I have not heard of any bad effects from honey, other than don't give it to children under 2, and the government wants everthing processed to the point where it has no nutritional value. Cinnamon on the other hand, is a potential cause of liver damage when used to excess. Another case of everything in moderation.





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