A Few of My Favorite Things

Cinnamon is my favorite spice. Not just because it makes the food I eat or the drinks I drink taste delicious, but because of the medicinal qualities that it possesses.

One of the oldest used tonics in the world, cinnamon is said to help with a multitude of ailments. Some say that cinnamon used everyday can improve your complexion, giving the person using it a youthful, healthy appearance.
Cinnamon is also fantastic for easing the pain of those women issues. It stimulates the uterine muscles and is a painkiller to boot.
Because of the affects of cinnamon opening up the blood vessels, it also works well as a fever reducer. The one thing that everyone seems to agree upon, though, is cinnamon as the cure all for stomach ailments, from butterflies in the stomach to diarrhea.

Another one of my favorite things? Honey, though if you know me, you probably already knew that.

An interesting note about honey; whatever medicinal property the plant that honey came from had, the honey will have as well. For instance, nectar collected by bees from sage, which helps to cure bronchial infections, is then produced into honey which in turn will also help cure bronchial infections.

Honey never goes bad. Bacteria will not grow in honey, thanks to those little clever bees. Honey is also an inverted sugar, meaning that since it is already partially digested, it can enter the body as pure energy. Not so with sugar. Not only that, honey is safe for diabetics to consume, while cane sugar is not.

One of my favorite points about honey is something I learned recently. Say you are allergic to orange blossoms. You might think that eating the honey that comes from orange blossom is not a great idea, though you'd be wrong. Honey eaten from a plant that you are allergic to will actually lessen your allergic reaction to the plant over time.

Personally, because I am odd, I enjoy dipping a cinnamon stick into honey to have myself a snack full medicinal properties. Two for the price of one!

– Miranda Vivian

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5 Comments

  1. Aftermath said,

    April 24, 2006 at 2:33 pm

    I feel it important to mention here about honey and diabetics. Because of the rate that honey is absorbed into the blood stream, honey is safer for diabetics than regular sugar. You must remember to limit the amount of honey you consume, and talk to your doctor regardless of whether you think it is safe or not. The great danger is in commercialized honey, which may not be advertised readily, but often-times sugar may be added as a supplement to to the sweetness of the honey. If you are a diabetic and enjoy your honey, make sure you buy it raw.
    As always, talk to your doctor. It’s safer, but that does not mean you won’t have a reaction if you have too much or accidentally ingest cane sugar.

    – Miranda Vivian

  2. Urban Scout said,

    April 25, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    mmmm. This got my mouth watering… I friggin love honey. I didn’t know that it contains the medicinal values of the plant the pollen came from, that’s really cool!

  3. Aftermath said,

    April 26, 2006 at 10:25 am

    Yeah, that was pretty much my reaction when I heard about it, but it certainly makes sense!

    – Miranda Vivian

  4. Vijay H. Malkani said,

    June 5, 2006 at 11:17 am

    It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world.

    Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a “Ram Ban” (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

    Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 95 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

    HEART DISEASES:

    Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, 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 already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as age the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins.

    ARTHRITIS:

    Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two.

    Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

    In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen 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.

    HAIR LOSS:

    Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective even if kept on for 5 minutes.

    BLADDER INFECTIONS:

    Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

    TOOTHACHE:

    Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.

    CHOLESTEROL:

    Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complains of cholesterol.

    COLDS:

    Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

    INFERTILITY:

    Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. If impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before going to sleep, their problem will be solved.

    In China, Japan and Far-East countries, women, who do not conceive and need to strengthen the uterus, have been taking cinnamon powder for centuries. Women who cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.

    A couple in Maryland, USA, had no children for 14 years and had lost hope of having a child of their own. When told about this process husband and wife started taking honey and cinnamon as stated above, the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term.

    UPSET STOMACH:

    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.

    IMMUNE SYSTEM:

    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. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

    INDIGESTION:

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

    INFLUENZA:

    A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

    LONGEVITY:

    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 1/4cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 years old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

    PIMPLES:

    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 root.

    SKIN INFECTIONS:

    Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

    WEIGHT LOSS:

    Daily in the morning 1/2hour 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.

    CANCER:

    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.

    FATIGUE:

    Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton who has done research says that half tablespoon honey taken in a 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 to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

    BAD BREATH:

    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.

    HEARING LOSS:

    Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restore hearing.

  5. Vijay H. Malkani said,

    June 5, 2006 at 11:19 am

    I had read about very beneficial effects of Cinnamon and Pure Honey Combo. I thought I’ll share it with all the lovers of Honey and/or Cinnamon……

    It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world.

    Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a “Ram Ban” (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

    Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 95 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

    HEART DISEASES:

    Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, 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 already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as age the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins.

    ARTHRITIS:

    Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two.

    Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

    In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen 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.

    HAIR LOSS:

    Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective even if kept on for 5 minutes.

    BLADDER INFECTIONS:

    Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

    TOOTHACHE:

    Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.

    CHOLESTEROL:

    Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complains of cholesterol.

    COLDS:

    Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

    INFERTILITY:

    Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. If impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before going to sleep, their problem will be solved.

    In China, Japan and Far-East countries, women, who do not conceive and need to strengthen the uterus, have been taking cinnamon powder for centuries. Women who cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.

    A couple in Maryland, USA, had no children for 14 years and had lost hope of having a child of their own. When told about this process husband and wife started taking honey and cinnamon as stated above, the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term.

    UPSET STOMACH:

    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.

    IMMUNE SYSTEM:

    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. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

    INDIGESTION:

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

    INFLUENZA:

    A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

    LONGEVITY:

    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 1/4cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 years old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

    PIMPLES:

    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 root.

    SKIN INFECTIONS:

    Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

    WEIGHT LOSS:

    Daily in the morning 1/2hour 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.

    CANCER:

    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.

    FATIGUE:

    Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton who has done research says that half tablespoon honey taken in a 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 to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

    BAD BREATH:

    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.

    HEARING LOSS:

    Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restore hearing.


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