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Benefits of cinnamon and honey

Both cinnamon and honey are functional foods, as they are called today. Both incredible as food and as medicine. But when you combine them, their effects are enhanced. Together, they are powerful anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antifungal and have antioxidant properties.

Remember to take the real cinnamon, you wouldn’t want to heal something and destroy something else.

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Benefits of cinnamon and honey

ARTHRITIS: Nutritionists recommend rubbing a simple mixture of one part honey, two parts warm water and a teaspoon of cinnamon into aching areas. Relief should be noticeable within minutes. OR simply make a tea using one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon, and drink it every morning and evening. There have been shown significant reductions in arthritis pain and dramatic increases in mobility within one month.

DIABETES: In vitro studies have demonstrated that cinnamon may act as an insulin mimetic, to potentiate insulin activity or to stimulate cellular glucose metabolism. Animal studies have demonstrated strong hypoglycemic properties (study)

In a 2024 meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, supplementation with cinnamon improved several biomarkers of glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, significantly decreasing glycemic control indicators. might have clinical potential as an adjunct therapy for managing T2DM.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one honey and cinnamonteaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.  It destroys the bacteria in the bladder. Substitute cranberry juice for the water in cases of severe infections.

CHOLESTEROL: The cholesterol level dropped by 10 percent within 2 hours after the patients took  16 ounces of tea  with 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon mixed in . If taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.  Actually, raw honey taken with food on a daily basis could relieves complaints of cholesterol.

A statistically significant reduction in blood triglycerides and total cholesterol concentrations was observed in a review on the effect of cinnamon supplementation in  13 randomized controlled trials with 750 participants. (study)

COLDS: For common and severe colds take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon of cinnamon powder daily, for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, colds, and clear the sinuses.

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HEART DISEASES: If you eat every morning a slice of bread with honey and some sprinkled cinnamon,  it reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves you from a heart attack.
Regular use strengthens the heartbeat.  In America and Canada,  various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachaches and clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS: Studies have been made in India and Japan, and it was revealed that when honey is taken with cinnamon, the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthensimmune system
the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

FLU: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient that kills influenza germs and protects the patient from flu.
LONGEVITY: Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon, and 3 cups of water and boil to make it 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 increase and even a 100-year-old might start acting like a 20-year-old. 🙂

favicon One popular recipe says the following: Pour boiling water over cinnamon and honey and take this “tea” half an hour before breakfast and just before sleeping at night. Do it daily and it will reduce the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body, even though the person may eat a high-calorie diet.

favicon Another recipe says there isn’t really a recipe to follow, but a different diet, rich in these two natural ingredients: honey and cinnamon. You can enjoy all the food you like, lose unwanted pounds and even more: get healthier with this powerful and tasty new diet.

All you have to do is use these two ingredients in your cooking. A lot. Combine this diet with the beverage from the previous recipe, and enjoy your new figure. Remember to use only organic honey and only Ceylon cinnamon. Please read the Cinnamon Warning post to find out more about the importance of eating Ceylon cinnamon when taking it in large doses.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: After only a few weeks of daily intake of cinnamon and honey, 137 Italian patients reported that they felt much better, according to the researchers.

IMPOTENCE: Honey has a long history as an aphrodisiac as well as a powerful cure for impotence. Some Eastern religions even banned honey because of its “arousal agent”. In Africa men apply honey externally to their private parts to enhance their sexual stamina.

INFERTILITY: Honey has long been used in India and China to increase fertility. The spice is mixed with a small amount of honey and turned into a cream, which is then spread along the gums, from where it is slowly absorbed by the body.

POISON IVY: Apply the mix directly on the affected area. Repeat until the eruptions disappear.

PIMPLES: Make a paste from 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and apply it to the pimples before sleeping Wash it the next morning with warm water. Do it daily for two weeks, and it will remove pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon in equal parts to the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

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The cosmetics industry has created tons of creams, oils, balms, and other products meant to make your skin look radiant. Compared to our homemade products, they have the same effect but are easier to apply. If, of course, if they are organic and chemical-free.

As is the case with this body butter made with honey and a blend of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus and citrus essential oils: Strength Body Butter, excellent for nourishing and softening the skin. And it’s free of dyes, phthalates and parabens.

CANKER SORES: Making a salad dressed with honey, cinnamon, and apple cider vinegar may clear up painful canker sores.

FATIGUE: Elders who take honey and cinnamon in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. It has been proven that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon, taken daily in the morning and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., increases the vitality of the body within a week.

CANCER: An important research in Japan and Australia has revealed that patients suffering from advanced cancer of the stomach and bones should  take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

BAD BREATH: People in  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.

HAIR LOSS: Honey and cinnamon mixed with warm olive oil is a stimulant used in folk medicine. Massage your scalp before shampooing it and keep it for 5 minutes. Then wash it.

HEARING LOSS: Equal parts of honey and cinnamon powder, taken every morning and evening, help restore hearing.

ATHLETE’S FOOT: Every evening mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and massage the affected foot area with this mixture for half an hour. Then wash it with soap and water. The problem disappears within 1 week.

SORE FEET: Rub warm honey and cinnamon on sore feet after a long day at work. Do this again in the morning, and then bathe them in cool water. Now you are ready for another long day at work.

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Laura Bujor

Laura Bujor is the author and founder of HealthyWithHoney.com. She built this website as a personal journey to discover the power of honey and share it with the world. She learned directly from beekeepers and took a course in apitherapy. From a hobby, honey and apitherapy turned into a professional career. You can find her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and X.

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30 thoughts on “Benefits of cinnamon and honey

  1. Great . Please could you give me the mixing ratio for high blood pressure.


  2. I am interested in the reference to hearing loss. It says to mix equal parts of Honey and Cinnamon. What is “real” Cinnamon? And, do I mix it with water or what? Just taking it alone is gross.

  3. Just found this post and wish I would have found it sooner. Thanks for all the benefits of honey and cinnamon

    1. 🙂 You are so funny, Charles!
      Well, it is never too late to start taking advantage of all the goods things honey and cinnamon bring to your body!

  4. Awesome, now I know what to do with the cinnamon powder gifted from my friend. It’s been sitting in the cabinet for some time. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  5. Great website and a great post on cinnamon and honey . I actually been looking around for information on honey and so glad to have found this.


    1. Thank you, Karim.
      Cinnamon and honey are like yin-yang. We take it and become balanced and complete.:)
      glad you dropped by.

  6. Great info here. I didn’t realize the power of these two ingredients. Going to bookmark this site and put these to the test.

    1. Thank you Rick. I always liked cinnamon in cookies, but recently I’ve discovered that toast with honey and some cinnamon sprinkled on is really good at breakfast. Give it a try!

  7. Excellent information, Laura! Organic rather than processed honey is harder to find although there is Manuka honey on the shelves now and then. I’ve only been able to find powdered “Cassia” cinnamon so far, and use it now and then to sprinkle on my coffee. Now I must search for the best one and use it more often!
    🙂 george

    1. Hi George,
      Maybe you can find Ceylon cinnamon online, there are so many online organic shops these days. And I agree: use it more often! 🙂

    1. You count them! Nice… Make cinnamon and honey part of your diet and you will double thank me later. 🙂

  8. Wow! I didn’t know there were that many benefits to combining cinnamon and honey! Thanks for the great info! 🙂

        1. It’s supernova. And the guy who created it is a supergood person. It helped me out for free, when I checked something wrong and screw up my comments. 🙂

  9. Omg! I didn’t realize cinnamon honey had so many benefits!
    The list goes on 🙂 Thanks for writing this important post.

  10. Wow…I would have never known there were so many uses for honey and cinnamon! I’m going to try it right now for my arthritis. Thank you.

  11. Wow! What a great article! I am amazed at all the benefits of combining honey and cinnamon. These are 2 of my favourite ingredients and i use them regularly in cooking and when mixing my meal replacement shakes. I will have to source the organic honey and the Ceylon Cinnamon now for sure! Thank you for highlighting the difference!

    1. Hi Gill, thanks for dropping by
      Yes, it’s important to have organic stuff. And the Ceylon Cinnamon is very important indeed, we want to get better, not worse. 🙂

  12. Oh wow what a lovely website. My mum has high blood pressure and that headline just grabbed my attention straight away. Any alternative than medication to help health is a big YES in my book. Thank you. 🙂

  13. Hey. nice post, did learn new stuff about cinnamon honey, my grand mother is making money with producing honey, will show to her this article :)) keep up the good work :))

    1. You are one lucky fellow to have a grandmother making honey. It’s the best way to know for sure you are eating the right stuff. And I’m sure you benefited a lot as a child, eating honey.
      Somehow I think she knows about this combination, our elders know so many! We are just rediscovering them now.

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