And yes, it seems that the combination of cinnamon and honey is a miracle of beneficial health effects. But of course, it is not the health care professionals who will confirm this! For heart disease, the combination of cinnamon and honey would be beneficial, that it would reduce cholesterol levels in the arteries and save some patients from heart attacks. It is recommended to consume regularly, in the morning, a mixture of honey and cinnamon (to mix to obtain a paste to replace the jam), on bread. This would help to breathe better, strengthen the heartbeat, revitalize the arteries and veins. Daily use of cinnamon and honey would strengthen the immune system, and protect the body.
Below are a number of examples of the virtues of cinnamon and honey, but these foods used preventively should not replace the medications prescribed by your doctor.
Moreover, even if the benefits of cinnamon and honey are undeniable and without side effects on all types of diseases, excessive consumption can cause disruption.
The best cinnamon is found in large quantities in Ceylon (currently Sri Lanka). The tree has two barks, the second is called cinnamon, of course it is gray, but when it is removed from the tree and dried in the sun, it takes the reddish color that we him know. In the past, the Chinese used to load cinnamon from Ceylon and transport it to Ormuz (Iran's Persian Gulf), other merchants received it there and transported it to Aleppo (Syria) and Greece ... The merchants had given to this bark the name of " Cin-a-MOMUM Because these two words mean " wood of China and that smells good ».
Cinnamon belongs to the lauraceae family and bears several common names: cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, cassia, cinnamon, fake cinnamon, bastard cinnamon, Padang cinnamon, Saigon cinnamon, cinnamon cinnamon. Its scientific names are: Cinnamomum verum (synonym: zeylanicum), Cinnamomum cassia (synonym: C. aromaticum) and other Cinnamomum spp.
The term "cinnamon" appeared in the nineteenth century. It comes from the Latin "canna", which means "reed", probably alluding to the pipe shape that the cinnamon bark sticks as it dries. The term "break" appeared in 12. It comes from the Latin "cassia", which derives from the Greek "kassia", which has probably borrowed from the Khasi people living in northern India from where the case was exported. It refers to Chinese cinnamon, which comes from the species C. cassia.
Cinnamon is now widespread in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Seychelles, Mauritius, the West Indies, Guyana, and Brazil. Several species of cinnamon trees are exploited locally for their bark, but it is Ceylon cinnamon (C. verum) and China (C. cassia) that are put on the international market. These two species come respectively from Sri Lanka and the eastern regions of the Himalayas, northern India and Vietnam. In Europe, Ceylon cinnamon is preferred, while in North America it is mainly cinnamon that is consumed.
In addition to the bark for the spice market, an essential oil is widely used in confectionery, perfumery, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, particularly to mask the taste of certain drugs.
Benefits of cinnamon
The benefits of cinnamon are multiple: it is aromatic, tonic, stomachic (beneficial to the stomach); it stimulates the appetite, it promotes intestinal motility. It is a condiment, an anti-bacterial, an antifungal, and it could promote the arrival of menstruation. It is indicated for disorders of digestion (dyspepsia), lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting, dental pain, chilling, diarrhea, diabetes (some studies have shown that regular intake of capsules based cinnamon would have a positive effect on diabetes, further studies are needed to reverse or confirm this indication). Cinnamon is also widely used in cosmetics and various dental products for the taste and anti-bacterial effect of the product. Cinnamon has been used for centuries in small quantities as a spice, with no known side effects.
Its antioxidant power places it among the most powerful foods. Antioxidants are compounds that protect body cells from damage caused by free radicals. These are very reactive molecules that are involved in the development of cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers and other diseases related to aging.
Originally, the flowers and their nectar
Bees produce honey from the nectar of flowers contained in small vegetable glands called nectaries (most often located at the bottom of the corolla); or from the honeydew collected on aphids.
Nectar and honeydew, sweet liquids composed mainly of sucrose dissolved in water at a concentration varying between 5 and 25%, are stored in the crop of bees. By foraging, the bee causes the water content of the collected product to decrease, and its saliva containing an enzyme (gluco-invertase) converts sucrose into two simple sugar molecules: fructose and glucose.
The harvest is then transferred to the worker bees of the hive: these will, by successive regurgitations from one bee to another, complete and complete the transformation. Debrided in the wax rays, sucked and spread several times in a row, the sugar solution contains only simple sugars but still 50% water. The heat of the hive (between 36 and 37 ° C) and the ventilation ensured by the wing movements of the bees cause a passive evaporation of the water and a new concentration takes place: progressively, a solution no longer containing, in average, that 18% water and about 80% fructose and glucose is obtained is honey.
Do you know?
A bee must forage for about 1500 flowers to get its full of 2 centigrammes of nectar, and that it performs on average 25 daily trips of about 1 km each: during the honeydew period, the forager visits between 3 000 and 4 000 flowers a day; it travels 25 km to harvest 0,5 g of nectar and make 1 / 10e of gram of honey. A simple calculation shows that a hive undertakes two tours of the world to produce a single kilo of honey ... so to speak of luxury!
It has been calculated that 100 g of honey is equivalent in nutritional value to:
- five eggs,
- 0,6 Liter of milk,
- 210 g cod,
- three bananas,
- four oranges,
- 170 g of beef,
- 120 g of nuts and
- 75 g of cheese.
Honey to fight the super-bacteria
British scientists have discovered that honey produced by bees from Manuka trees in New Zealand has the property of fighting against antibiotic-resistant super-bacteria.
If we already knew the antiseptic properties of honey, it seems that we have so far underestimated its effectiveness. Researchers at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, UK, discovered that Manuka honey was able to weaken bacteria in an infected wound or on hospital surfaces. It could then help fight antibiotic-resistant organisms, a growing phenomenon that worries more and more.
It is in New Zealand from the Manuka tea trees that bees produce this type of honey. In fact, this one, once filtered and cleared of its impurities, is already used in some products of care in the world. A property that was the starting point for the research presented at the meeting of the Society for General Microbiology. To learn more about Manuka honey, scientists have decided to test its abilities on two types of bacteria: streptococci and pseudomonas.
They then realized that the honey had the capacity to break the defenses put in place by the bacterium against the action of the antibiotics. Specifically, it appears that the natural substance prevents organisms from effectively attaching to surfaces, which normally allows infection. "This indicates that existing antibiotics may be more effective against drug-resistant infections if they are used in combination with Manuka honey," said Prof. Rose Cooper, who conducted the study. Scientists are now focusing on finding new combinations of antibiotics and conducting clinical tests to evaluate their effectiveness.
Some cinnamon-honey applications
Popular wisdom still retains the knowledge of healing properties of honey and cinnamon. Honey and cinnamon are still used as medicine in many situations, especially for people who, because of distance or income, have access to reduced health care. Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties. Honey spilled on wounds or burns prevents infection and promotes healing.
Make a dough with three tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Apply this mixture to the pimples before sleeping and wash the next morning with warm water. When this treatment is undertaken every day for two weeks, the pimples are eliminated at the base.
People suffering from arthritis can take a cup of hot water every day, morning and evening, with two spoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Taken regularly, even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the University of Copenhagen, it was found that when doctors treat their patients with a mixture of a tablespoon of honey and a half-teaspoon of cinnamon powder before the breakfast. lunch, in the interval of a week, practically 73 on 200 people treated are totally relieved of pain, and in a month, almost all patients who could not walk or move because of arthritis began to walk without pain.
Mix two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder to about 400-500 ml of tea.
This potion, given to a patient with a high cholesterol level, reduces the level of this one in the blood of 10% in two hours. As it has been mentioned for arthritis patients, if you take it three times a day, all those who suffer from chronic cholesterol will be cured. Pure honey taken daily with food reduces cholesterol.
Recent studies have shown that honey sugar is more useful than detrimental to the vitality of the body. Seniors, who take honey and cinnamon powder equally, are more alert and more flexible. Dr. Milton, who did the research, said that taking half a tablespoon of honey daily in a glass of water sprinkled with cinnamon, after brushing and in the afternoon at about 15h00 (when the vitality of the body begins to decrease), we revitalize the body in one week.
According to studies in India and Japan, it is said that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder, the stomach is relieved of gas
Flu and colds
The common or severe cold can be treated by taking a tablespoon of warm honey daily with ¼ of a spoonful of cinnamon powder for three days. This helps to cure most chronic coughs, flus, and release sinuses.
Sprinkle cinnamon powder on two tablespoons of honey, and consume them before going to the table, relieves acidity and facilitates the digestion of heavier meals.
Put two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink. This destroys the germs in the bladder.
A tea containing honey and cinnamon powder, taken regularly, mitigates the damage of old age. Take four spoons of honey, a spoonful of cinnamon powder and three cups of water; boil as for a tea.
Drink ¼ cup three to four times a day. This keeps the skin soft and fresh and slows down aging; life expectancy also increases, and the vitality of the older person is strengthened.
Honey and cinnamon mask against acne
Mix 1 tablespoon honey (acacia honey if possible) with 1,5 teaspoon cinnamon powder. This mixture should last about 2 months.
Wash the face with a cleanser for the skin, then dry it.
Then apply a thin layer of the honey-cinnamon mixture to the face in the same way as a face mask.
Store it for about 15 minutes, then wash. To be done three times a week and acne disappears little by little. Reduce the frequency to twice a week once acne reduces, then once a week. This grandmother remedy can in four months significantly reduce your acne.
Take a regular breakfast of honey and cinnamon powder on bread, rather than jelly or jam: it reduces cholesterol and preserves heart attack. If those who have already had a crisis do this every day, they will keep a good distance away from another attack. Regular use of this paste relieves the loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In America and Canada, several nursing homes have successfully treated patients; they have found that arteries and veins lose their flexibility and become clogged with aging: honey and cinnamon revitalize them.
Diseases of the skin
Apply honey and cinnamon powder evenly to the affected areas. Helps to heal eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the painful tooth, at a rate of three times a day maximum until the pain stops.
The people of South America, getting up in the morning, gargle with a teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder in hot water, so that their breath stays fresh all day long.
Honey taken with cinnamon powder relieves and helps heal stomach ailments and ulcers.
Hair loss - baldness
Make a paste with:
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- hot olive oil
Apply on the scalp before the shower, wait 15 mn and wash the hair.
It has been proven effective after 5 min.
Daily, on an empty stomach, in the morning, half an hour before breakfast and in the evening, before sleeping, drink the following herbal tea:
1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl of boiling water.
Guaranteed effect for this cinnamon tea that will prevent fat from getting fixed.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon strengthens the immune system and protects the body by strengthening the white blood cells to fight bacteria and viral diseases. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large quantities.
Do not exceed 3 cups a day.
Do not use cinnamon for children under the age of 2.
Pregnant and lactating women should not consume herbal teas or cinnamon remedies.
Do not use cinnamon essential oil unless it is under the supervision of a health specialist.
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