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 …

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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.

Pouring Honey

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.

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.

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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.

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Comment : (Mishmash !)

“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,” i had a good laugh at that point 🙂 thank you 🙂 (Kate / Kajal)

hahaha … well if i were a doctor for real, i swear i’d still say the same thing ! (Rosa's Yummy Yums)

Thanks for that interesting post! your pictures are gorgeous and those Madeleines look wonderful!

I’m addicted to both honey and cinnamon!


Rosa (Betwixt)

I too firmly believe that cinnamon is our miracle spice. Thank you for this wealth of information, all in one (beautiful) place. I start each day with egg whites cooked with cinnamon and cayenne. The cayenne helps with my thyroid and the cinnamon helps my digestive issues (which are the cause of my thyroid problem). I am a beginner at blogging and your blog is such an inspiration to me. I hope to first chronicle my health problems over the last 8 years, and then begin to re-explore my love of food. Thanks again. (Swati: Sugarcraft India)

After reading this post of yours I think I will get hooked to both honey and cinnamon for the rest of my life :))) (Manggy)

Hee! Okay Dr. Kate! Those are some gorgeous pictures you’ve taken!! 🙂 (Kate / Kajal)

Rosa , thanks so much, i love how you always manage to comment on my posts as soon as i have them up.

Betwix , its so nice to know you use cinnamon too. Never knew cayenne works for thyroid. I love doing such posts , i always get to learn so much more.

Swati, i hope you do !

Mangy … hehe thanks … i hoping someone would notice :p (craver2)

Wow that confirms my deep trust in honey being able to solve all problems! Also thanks for the madeline recipe, I cant’t wait to try it out!! But sadly I don’t have a madeline dish, do you think it would still work if the mixture were just spooned out onto a oven dish instead?
Fantastic blog! (Patricia Scarpin)

As I “told” you on Flickr, I am sooo making these. 🙂 (Shubhada/ Shubhi/ SJ)

hi Kate, this article is just wow!
gr8 research work, i must say..
but i have heard frm many sources tht Honey helps in gaining weight; while ur post says just the opposite..

do u have any idea whether weight-gain myth is for real or is it a myth only? (Oakley Rhodes)

The madeleines are absolutely gorgeous.

Another miracle of honey is, if you buy local honey that has bits of the local pollen, it’s been shown to reduce allergy symptoms. It works because bits of pollen (that people are sensitive to) are delivered in small, manageable doses and the effect over time is very much like that from undergoing a whole series of allergy immunology injections.

Hooray honey and cinnamon! (mycookinghut)

Thanks for putting this piece of useful information! I think now I know more about honey and cinnamon! I love your pictures – the cinnamon and honey… especially the honey ones… well done, Kate! (Kate / Kajal)

craver2 , you could try cupcakes as well, the shape doesnt really matter.

Patricia … i promise you , you wont be disappointed.

Shubhi , thanks … too much of anything is bad … if you read my first remedy , u can read how it helps in weight loss.

Oakley, wow i never knew that. I guess it always better to buy from your local farmer then.

mycookinghut, thanks so much, glad i could share something useful. (Mango Power Girl)

Who knew…so many benefits of honey! Wow I am still drooling over the photos…so beautiful!! Did you use the lights? (Nate-n-Annie)


While I applaud you for buying local honey, the “allergy reduction” claim is not backed by science. No scientific study has shown conclusive evidence that consuming local honey will reduce allergy symptoms.

I have a question about the cinnamon you use. Does it have to be true cinnamon, or does the ground cassis being sold in stores as “cinnamon” have the same positive effects? (Aaron Kagan)

Gorgeous pics!

I love that cinnamon comes from bark. Speaking of medicinal uses for honey, my friend’s vet recommended dressing a wound on his dog’s foot with it. The only trouble was getting it to stop licking it… (Maven)

I am crazy about your blog and had to comment about this one – thanks for all of the information, I love stuff like this. (Sylvia)

Is amazing, my husband and my father loves honey and I love cinnamon , but I never try to combine , I think is time to start
But I never heard here or in Brazil that for bad breath the people(here in south America) gargle these mix. Listerine,dental floss and tooth paste are available in ordinary markets and drugstores all over the city and little tinny cities too 🙂 (Peter G)

Being of Greek descent I have plentiful amounts of cinnamon and honey in my pantry! And yes Dr Kate, I ‘ll take two prescriptions of those madeleines! (Lubna)

Lovely pics…I would love to try some of those remedies ;p

Delish madeleines… (Chris)

This is a fabulous post…I am all about the “weight loss” section. 🙂 I like this recipe for madelines, especially since I have self rising flour to use. I have to try this…and hopefully won’t burn them like a usually do! Yours are lovely…. (Zen Chef)

Dr Kate, thank you for all this precious information. Medicine never tasted so good! 🙂
You are my favorite doctor in the entire planet. Now can you prescribe me a few more madeleines, pleaaase? 😛 (glamah16)

Im sold! I knew about the cinbnamon cutting down the blood sugar. Tomorrow morning Im stating the mixture to aid weight loss. Great post and pictures. (Elra)

I couldn’t get over your first photograph on this post. Stupendous…..! (The Culinary Chase)

Thanks Kate for sharing this important information on these 2 staples every person has in their kitchen. Oh & I do love the cinnamon madeleines! Cheers! (Shantanu)

That started off well. But after going through the loooong list of things cinnamon and honey can do, seems like a panacea for all illnesses and eternal youth too! 🙂 (QlinArt)

I have just forwarded your post to a dear friend of mine who is suffering from acute arthritis. She is going through an emotionally and physically and hard time. Hopefully this will help. Thanks very much for sharing. (Beachlover)

oh!! it’s good to know that cinnamon and honey can cure or prevent so many illness..Love your madeline! I think it’s time for me to make madeline:P (Stardust)

This is one sharing divine! Thanks for sharing so unselfishly and I love the sophisticated pictures so much! =D I’ll surely try this Madeleine, uhh… but will plain/brown sugar replace muscavado sugar finely?? I hope so ( keeping fingers crossed )… (Paula)

Oh my gosh! I was familiar with the healing healthful properties of honey, but I had no clue about cinnamon! How wonderful that something so incredibly good for you also tastes good, too. Thank you so much for this post; I’ll be referring to it often … as well as consuming more honey and cinnamon! (Zmajek)

Don’t you think it’s kind of irresponsible to write about all the wonders of honey and cinnamon when there are cancer patients dying every day? If only they ate more honey and cinnamon … (Kate / Kajal)

Mohini , yes i did , thanks

Nate-n-Annie, abt th epollen honey, i’m not sure either , about the cassis, i’m sure you can use it as well. It does have the properties of cinnamon.

Aaron, lol … poor doggie 🙂 i would actually be doing the same thing … but only if it were my hand, and not my foot !

Maven , you dont know how much i adored reading that ! Thank You !

Sylvia … haha i’m guessing this was done back in the days when there was no mouthwash ! :p

Peter …these 2 ingredients i assure you are always there in my pantry too ! n lol … i’d be more than happy to give you my prescriptions 🙂

Lubna … thanks and you should.

Chris … well good luck with it !

Staphane … :p haha are you sure you dont want to come for a check up first … u might need a shot before i give you those madeleines :p:p

glamah16 … haha goodluck babe !

Elra … 😀 Thank You !

Heather , thanks so much !

Shantanu … 🙂 so true …

QlinArt , oh how sweet, i know it works for arthritis, as my inlaws are suffering as well,a nd they use it. It really helps them.

Beachlover , 😛 yup go make them !

Stardust , brown sugar will be just fine !

Paula , i hope it works for you …good luck 🙂

Zmajek … why would this be irresponsible ?? (daphne)

woah! Need to try the weight loss suggestions with honey and cinnamon! I thought lemon do the trick too.
And that madeline-looks so pretty and delicious! AND full of health benefits too! (LOL) (Deborah)

2 things I love – who knew they were so good for you!! And the madeleines look beautiful! (Kate / Kajal)

daphne u are already so skinny ! why loose more weight ?

Deborah , its amazing aint’it ? 🙂 (Salt & Turmeric)

Did i see ‘weight loss’?? haha. im so gonna do it since i really need to lose some pounds!. lol. (Mochachocolata Rita)

hello gorgeoussss…i am so trying this out…i need to shed about 20 lbs (Homecooked)

The madelines look delicious! I am tempted to try the weightloss method….but think I am too lazy for that 🙂 (Annemarie)

All sorts of miracles on offer, not the least of which are your madeleines. I bet their fragrance was wonderful. (Snooky doodle)

I think cinnamon and honey are two of the best combinations in the world. They re really nice on pancakes too. I like the recipe. I enjoy reading your blog . (Haley)

wow…this is such a great post! thanks for the advice. i’m definitely going to try this whole cinnamon and honey thing out! (Valentina)

Who am I to disagree?1 Loved the post. I am a big fan of both items but had never had them combined. (Melody)

Your brilliance has been awarded. (Bethany)

Spectacular! You have the best photos ever! (Shari)

Great post! I love all the information. And your photos are stunning. BTW, I’ve given you an award. Check it out!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog (Dhanggit)

honey and cinnamon the perfect match!! wonderful posts and breathtaking photos as always 🙂 (Dwiana's kitchen)

Hi Katie,thank you for stopping by to my site. I enjoy and comfortable to browse around on your site, all your photos are beautiful!
I am wondering how do you take picture of honey (pic #1) it is stunning! (Barbara Bakes)

I’m going to give your weight lost tip a try! Thanks! (Kate / Kajal)

salt & turmeric … good luck 🙂 but u know just the honey n cinnamon wont work miracles. U need to exercise as well.

Rita … haha are you sure , i think u wonderful just the way you are 1

Homecooked , thnx , haha now thats being really lazy !

Annemarie, yup the fragrance was indescribable.

Snooky doodle, thnx, i really do think they are a match made in heaven.

Valentina, well now you can try :p

Melody thank you thank you thank you !

Bethany ..awe … how sweet of you !

Shari , thank you so much, coming over now to chk it out.

Dhanggit, thanks so much babe !

Dwiana i wish i could just tell you like that …its wasnt easy and took me 2 bottles of honey, one whole day and a lot of effort.

Barbra … make sure you get a few exercises in between too :p (PheMom)

Great ideas! Those madeleines are gorgeous – I will be making them very soon!

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