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 : (cakewardrobe)

awesome moving photos! I don’t usually like cinnamon but honey seems like it would pair well with it! (cakebrain)

I love this post! it appeals to me on so many levels! I’m always using Manuka honey when the family’s sick. However, I never thought to use honey on a daily basis. I love your pics. They’re fantastic! Now I’m going to have to try to incorporate cinnamon in my daily regime too! What better way to consume these two ingredients than those madeleines? (Rachel)

HOney I knew was beneficial…cinnamon too…very informative kajal!!! (Rasa Malaysia)

Kate this is such a great article – I am going to try this miracle remedy. Thanks and gorgeous pictures. I will have to buy your lens! (Meeta)

Like your medicine Dr. Kate – can I have an appointment for one of those delish madeleleines? (Kate / Kajal)

PheMom , gr8 !

cakewardrobes, really ..fist time to hear someone does not like cinnamon. U must surely try it out.

cakebrain thanks so much, i promise you its a habbit you’ll keep for life 🙂

Rachel , thanks 🙂

Bee … hahaha u do that !

Meeta sure dear …. anytime you’re free hop over 🙂 (Maryann)

The gold ribbon around your madeleines is gorgeous!
I use this concoction but I add apple cider vinegar as well 🙂 (TBC)

I’m not too crazy about cinnamon but this makes me want to try it out. Your madeleines look smashing!:D (Kate / Kajal)

Maryann, thanks, u noticed !!! i bought it in India last month.
Cider Vinegar would also be nice.

TBC, after this you just might be 🙂 (Venus ~ Vi)

This imformative post changed my view on cinnamon indeed (I have learnt from an early age the benefits of honey from my grandmother)! Thank you for sharing!

I love your pictures’ composition! Pure delight to my eyes =) (Wandering Chopsticks)

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is just so lovely. I’m a big fan of honey and cinnamon. This reminds me that I’ve been trying to find a good recipe for a Jewish honey cake that I had long, long ago that was just heavenly. Thanks for jogging my memory. (Antonio Tahhan)

this sounds amazing!! I love home remedies and this is such a great reason for me to indulge in madelines : ) (alexthepink)

Love your blog, love your photos! I have tagged you for a Tree of Happiness…hope you accept! (Kate / Kajal)

Venus-Vi, you are most welcome 🙂 And thank you so much too 🙂

Wandering Chopsticks, you do have a wonderful blog. This is’nt really a jewish recipe, just something i came up with to use both the ingredients, but i’m glad it brought back memories for you.

Antonio, i know ! :p

Alexthepink aww thank you so much !!! I do accept, with open arms 🙂 Thank You ! (Kevin)

Great photos! (white on rice couple)

OMG, the photograph is amazing!! You should see my sweat dripping over my forehead right now! You are such a talent, I’m waiting for the applemint cookbook to come out….are you working on one?!!

Thanks for the awesome info too, what a great resource of information and inspiration! (Yasmeen)

I love the fact that you mentioned about Prophet Muhammad(Sallahu alayhi wa sallam).He knew numerous benefits of honey. From what i learned he was simply amazing in taking care of his diet. we have lot to learn from his eating habits.

Wonderful blog kate\kajal

Yasmeen (worldfoodieguide)

Thanks for this Kate! Have just been spoon-fed honey and cinnamon by husband after I emailed him your post. I get an upset stomach quite regularly (which doesn’t help when I’m reviewing restaurants!) so this will come in very handy… (Kate / Kajal)

Kevin, thnx

D&T , haha you are too kind ! I am thinking abt a cookbook, but its stops right there ..haha i've been lazy n procrastinating it almost forever 🙂

Yasmeen, its true, this stuff dates back from his times. And it is he who educated us on its benefit, like everything else. Peace be upon Him 🙂

Worldfoodieguide , oh how sweet 🙂 literally !:P! He must really care n love you a lot. I'm sure this remedy will make you feel better.Good Luck ! (Dayna)

Your photos are gorgeous!
I had no idea of those many remedies.
Although just sticking with a Madeleine and a cup of tea could leave me sighing with relief! (Darshan)

That’s an awesome article, Kate/Kajal. The images are mouth-watering too 🙂
I have some questions..
For the hearing loss, how can we measure equal amount of cinnamon and honey? Cinnamon is a powder wherea honey is in the liquid form. Is it by weight or by tea-spoon. How soon can one start to get the benefit? What is the right quantity of dose for an adult? Please elucidate..Thanks and keep up the great work.. (Kate / Kajal)

dayna, thanks 🙂
can believe all the goodness from them !

darshan, i’m so sorry i’m late with your reply.
i measure them in teaspoons. Irrespective of their form, just measure them with you teaspoon. I would have to be an expert to tell you how soon it will start showing benefits , but i’m sure youll see them soon enough. This quantities are good for an adult and a child same, as its all natural no pharma. (The Baking Princess)

Wow this is amazing stuff. I’m definatly trying the weight loss because I put some weight on after a baking session. I’m so happy I came across your blog today!!!

Thank you so much for these great recipes. They’re brilliant!!

Amy x (sefa firdaus)

congratulation for winning DMBLGIT Aug 2008
I adore your honey picture and thanks for sharing the info about the benefit of honey. (annette)

Hi i have been taking the honey and cinnamon for weight loss for 2 days now but the recipe i got of the internet says 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder and 4 teaspoons of honey and 2 cups of water i hope im not overdosing lol Annette B

if only he ate more honey and cinnamon, right?

Wow, I never knew cinnamon was so rich in calcium… O_o that was an interesting discovery for me!
And your pictures are gorgeous indeed, especially the one with that golden ribbon!

Wow, these are really beautiful photos :)!


Hello. For weight loss: can you explain better the part where you filter and separate into two separate 1/2 cups ? Do you add water ? Do you split the honey and cinnamon ?

Debra Dancy

What type of cinnamon do you have to use?

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