The mixture of cinnamon and honey has been used for centuries in ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine! Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices used in India that is known for its medicinal and beauty benefits. And honey is still called as “Yogavahi” in the ayurvedic scriptures, which means “the carrier of the healing values to the nerves and tissues”. When honey is diluted or combined with any other beneficial spice or herb, it enhances the medicinal qualities of that particular combination by extending the reach deeper into the tissues and nerves in the body.

We all are familiar with the beauty benefits of honey such as in hair packs and face packs but it also has lot of medicinal benefits and even helps in weight loss. The essential oils present in the cinnamon along with the various enzymes present in honey, produces hydrogen peroxide making the combination an excellent anti-microbial that prevents the growth of fungus and bacteria.

The honey and cinnamon mixture is a natural cure to various diseases and has lots of beauty benefits too. Read below to find out more about the benefits of cinnamon and honey.

1. Arthritis:

People suffering from excessive joint pains in their knee joint or elbow joint should include the cinnamon powder and honey mixture in their diet daily. Chronic arthritis can also be cured, if they consume this mixture daily. In one cup of hot water, add 1 teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and drink it immediately. It should be consumed twice a day, in the morning and evening on an empty stomach.

[ Read: Health And Medicinal Benefits Of Cinnamon ]

2. Bladder infection:

Cinnamon And Honey for Bladder infection

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If you are suffering from bladder worms or any digestive problems, then this mixture is perfect for you! Mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and add a pinch of cinnamon powder. Drink it daily in the morning on an empty stomach. It helps to de-worm your stomach quite effectively.

3. Cholesterol:

Studies have revealed that consumption of the cinnamon and honey mixture reduces the cholesterol level in the body by more than 20%. In one cup of tea, add a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of cinnamon powder. Drink twice a day to reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the body. Chronic cholesterol can also be cured with the regular consumption of this mixture.

4. Common cold:

This is the most common home remedy for common cold, passed on by generations. In a cup of lukewarm water, add a teaspoon of honey. Then add a pinch of cinnamon powder and black pepper powder. Mix well and drink it thrice a day, when you catch cold. This remedy is also spoken off in ayurveda and is quite effective in curing chronic cold and clearing sinuses.

5. Stomach upset:

Honey dissolved in lukewarm water along with cinnamon powder, solves the problem of indigestion. It reduces stomach ache and eradicates stomach ulcers from the very roots. Cinnamon is widely popular in curing diarrhoea and reduces bloating of the stomach. It also reduces the acidity and helps in proper digestion of food.

6. Immune system:

Cinnamon And Honey for immune system

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We all know that honey is rich in various vitamins and minerals including iron. This strengthens the white blood cells to fight off of germs and infection in our body. Cinnamon also strengthens our immune system from the bacterial and viral attacks. So including honey and cinnamon your daily diet boosts the strength of your immune system.

7. Pimples:

Did you know that the honey and cinnamon mixture is highly beneficial for curing pimples and blemish marks? Take 3 teaspoons of honey and add a pinch of cinnamon powder to make a paste of this. Apply this on the pimples and leave it overnight. Wash your face the next morning with warm water.

[ Read: Homemade Face Packs with Honey ]

8. Weight loss:

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For this, mix 2 teaspoon of honey with a pinch of cinnamon powder in lukewarm water. Drink regularly before breakfast and before sleeping on an empty stomach. This does not allow that fat to accumulate in the body when consumed regularly.

[ Read: Cinnamon for Weight Loss ]

9. Skin infection:

Cinnamon And Honey to cure psoriasis on heel

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The various skin infections like eczema, ringworm etc can be cured by applying the mixture of honey and cinnamon powder over the affected areas. It also helps to fight off the bacterial and fungal infections.

10. Bad breath:

Tired of bad breath and want a permanent solution, try this mixture. In a glass of hot water, mix equal amounts of honey and cinnamon powder and gargle regularly every morning. This helps to fight bad breath making your mouth feel fresh.

These were the top 10 benefits of the honey and cinnamon mixture. Try them and stay healthy!!!

Till then take care and keep it stylish!!!

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  • vahini

    Wow.. quite informative i must say!!! i dint know this combination could do so many wonders.. really nice post.. :)

  • Ankita Biswas

    Thank you.. :) :)

  • Sandana

    very informative post!!! both are super health ingredients!!! hope they do good to me too.. :)

    • Ankita Biswas

      yes they would.. do try them!!!!!!!! :)

  • aj

    great combination of ingredients…………hope they do well to me……..

  • Eveth Abrahams

    thanks four your health tips they were informative please send me more if possable

  • Sharmin

    Both cinnamon and honey are my favorite kitchen ingredients. Thanks for sharing such an informative and well-researched post on their health benefits. Now I know a few tips to counter life’s simple challenges. Please do share more such interesting reads. Will keep digging for more :D

  • Aadhya

    A very informative post! Both cinnamon and honey are ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen. Knowing about their several health benefits has actually increased my inclination towards them. Now, I will definitely try to include them in my health diet as much as possible. Thanks for sharing the post !

    • Lalima mukherjee

      excellent reading. very informative