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.
This information was published by smart-publication.com
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
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
You should know that the honey used in these cures is not
your over processed store honey. It is the old fashioned
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
If you are in that Syndrome X group, adding Cinnamon to your
efforts to lose weight just seems an intelligent thing to
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.