Many people nowadays are interested in folk remedies, and for a very good reason: they work. We heard of cinnamon honey benefits, but we also heard of something a little bit scary: cinnamon warning. So, it’s natural to ask if they are in fact good or bad. The cinnamon honey combination comes from the ancient Chinese medicine. And also from Ayurveda, the Indian ancient medicine. Meaning trustful sources, tested for hundreds of years.
Both ingredients are powerful food, so combining them would mean double their therapeutic properties.
As I already said in this site, there is toxic honey, fake honey and organic honey. It is almost the same with cinnamon. Hence the warning.
Cinnamon is a spice found in every supermarket, bio or not bio, at a cheap price. And yes, that cinnamon has all the good properties we know, but has also one that is bad: COUMARIN. It’s a naturally occurring chemical that can cause liver and kidneys damage when it is taken in high doses.
Of course we can use the regular cinnamon in our coffee, in cakes, in tea, in milkshakes or whatever, as long as we don’t take it in high doses and for a long period of time. Remember that if you want to use the cinnamon honey combination for therapy you have to buy real cinnamon, also called Ceylon Cinnamon, and of course, use organic honey.
There are two types of cinnamon:
CASSIAN CINNAMON, also known as Chinese or Saigon cinnamon, some people call it fake cinnamon, though it is not fake, only a different type. It is produced in Vietnam, China and Indonesia. It has the same properties as the real cinnamon, it is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, blood regulation, but also has a high amount of coumarin, 1200 times higher than that found in the real cinnamon. Federal Institute for Risk Assesment in Germany says coumarin can damage liver and kidneys if taken for longer periods.
CEYLON CINNAMON, also known as real cinnamon, sweet or good cinnamon, it’s produced in Sri Lanka, from the plant called Cinnamomum zeylanicum. There are some differences between the two types, but they can’t be detected in the powder form, only in sticks. So it’s better to buy sticks and then turn them to powder, using the coffee grinder.
Where can we find ceylon honey?
Amazon.com: here are some good products:
Also, if you have experience with other trustful online shops, ceylon cinnamon can be found easily and it’s definitely worth the money.