BE PREPARED TO READ … THIS MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER
I got a fwd. almost 5 yrs ago, ‘The benefits of Honey n Cinnamon’ … was quite excited when I read all about it … made it a part of my daily routine and have experienced the benefits first hand. Today I want to share this with you … most of this info is easily available on the net, but I’ve simplified it so you can pick what’s best for you.
Lets start with the benefits of HONEY …
The benefits of honey don’t just stop at satisfying the palate; honey offers incredible antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing properties for our body and health, hot beauty and skin care tips for ladies, and amazing healing properties as a head-to-toe remedy, from eye conjunctivitis to athlete foot. Its powerful healing attributes have long been used thousands of years ago and known to promote healing for cuts, cure ailments and diseases, and correct health disorders for generations after generations. Prophet MOHAMMED (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has mentioned the numerous benefits of Honey more than 1400 years ago. And it even dates back in Ayurveda and ancient Egyptian history.
And now Cinnamon … Did you know that a teaspoon of cinnamon has 5 times the calcium as a teaspoon of milk? And that’s just the beginning. Scientists are uncovering a lot of potential in this common spice, including the ability to help stabilize blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance. Who would have thought that plain ole cinnamon could be so good for you? In traditional medicine, cinnamon has been used for digestive ailments such as indigestion, gas and bloating, stomach upset, and diarrhea. It has a mild anti-inflammatory effect. It also slows the spoiling of food (which is probably related to why it was used as an embalming agent in ancient Egypt), and has anti-fungal properties as well. Researchers even found that sniffing cinnamon resulted in improved brain function -– subjects did better on memory and attention tasks when taking whiffs of cinnamon as opposed to other odors or no odor. However, the potential health benefits of cinnamon that have received the most attention have to do with its effects on blood glucose and cholesterol.
Put them both together …. n you have magic ! Experts across the world have researched the effects of honey and cinnamon on the human body. They have discovered several uses and applications that help to cure common discomforts and diseases.
WEIGHT LOSS :
The recipe for this miraculous weight loss aid is very simple. Combine 1 teaspoon honey with one-half teaspoon cinnamon powder and boil in one cup of water. After the mixture has boiled, filter it into another cup. Divide the mixture into two half-cup quantities to be consumed one-half hour before breakfast and one-half hour before going to sleep at night.
Take one part honey to two parts of Luke warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two. Or for arthritis patients daily morning and night take one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If drunk regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.
In a recent research done at the Coppen Hagen 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, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.
Those suffering from hair loss or baldness may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon or honey, one teaspoon cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found very effective even if kept for 5 min. also.
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of Luke warm water and drink it. It destroys the germs of the bladder.
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.
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 body by 10% within2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day any chronic cholesterol cured. As per the information received in the said journal,pure honey taken with food daily relieves complains of cholesterol.
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon Luke warm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root. GAS: According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread or chappati instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast.It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, are kept miles away from the next attack, Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that due to the increasing age the arteries and veins, which lose their flexibility and get clogged, are revitalized.
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 various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constants use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
A Scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
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. Life spans also increases and even if a person is 100 years old. Starts performing the chores of a 20 years old.
Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste.Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks. It removes pimples from the roots.
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures Eczema, Ringworm and all types of skin infections.
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.
Recent research in Japan and Australia has reveled 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 month 3 times a day
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful than detrimental to the body strength. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Research says that half tablespoon honey taken in one glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts decreasing. Increases the vitality of the body within a week.
People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restores hearing.
And what did I do to take all this goodness a step further … make Madeleines ! Yes , Honey and Cinnamon Madeleines , DR. Kate says, every time you feel low, or you feel your sugar levels have dropped, your day just isn’t getting by and all you are thinking about is sweets … then have a Madeleine or two, and instantly feel better :p … trust me it works !!!! I’ve been doing it all of yesterday and today !!!
- 250 gms self raising flour
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp cinnamon ( feel generous … )
- 140 gms butter
- 85 gms muscavado sugar
- 170 gms honey ( the best you can lay your hand on )
- 1 tbsp water
- Icing sugar to dust
The recipe as usual is fairly simple. Preheat oven to 180 C, grease your Madeline tin and dust it with flour. This recipe makes about 24. In a pot melt together the water, butter and honey, till it just about melts. Mix well, and add the rest of the ingredients and beat for 3-4 mins, till it all comes together. Pour into tins and bale for 15- 20 mins depending from oven to oven. Check with the skewer poked right in the center to see if its done. Cool in the tin for a few mins before you remove the, Dust them with icing sugar and enjoy.