Benefits of Honey
But there are other benefits of honey and cinnamon that are totally unexpected. Like their use as a hair moisturizer. Or as a relief for menstrual cramps.
Yet those are just two in a long list of unusual benefits of honey and cinnamon. Here’s our collection of the 10 strangest uses of this famous combination of food ingredients:
#1: Raw Honey and Cinnamon as an Immune System booster
Both natural honey and cinnamon contain a variety of minerals, such as calcium, iron and manganese, plus rare vitamins such as vitamins C and K. That abundance of food-value gives them the ability to boost the immune system by increasing energy levels and mental alertness as well as strengthening white blood cells. That is partly why honey and cinnamon are used as a treatment for relieving chronic fatigue.
Raw honey has large concentrations of a type of chemical – known as phytochemicals – that are known to prevent cancer. Raw honey also has amino acids that shut down two types of enzymes – lipoxygenase and phospholipase C – that are linked to the instigation of cancer. Enzymes are naturally occurring body chemical catalysts that speed up certain body functions. Cinnamon, meanwhile, has anti-tumor properties that are known to slow down the spread of cancer.
#3: Raw Honey and Cinnamon as a Digestive Additive
The antimicrobial properties of raw honey in combination with cinnamon clean the digestive system of micro-organisms that typically upset the digestive system. Taking two tablespoons of honey sprinkled with cinnamon before eating thus prevents bloating, gas and acid reflux, besides also preventing indigestion that might otherwise occur after eating.
#4: Natural Honey and Cinnamon as a Hair Moisturizer
Natural honey is a natural oxidant with a variety of nutrients and oils that nourish and sooth the scalp and hair. Cinnamon, meanwhile, dries the skin and increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the scalp. Both also clean and disinfect the hair. Together they make up a natural, premium moisturizer and scalp cleanser.
#5: Raw Honey and Cinnamon as Protection against Heart Disorders
The properties that make honey and cinnamon a good weight loss supplement – especially the reduction of cholesterol levels – also help prevent occurrence of heart disorders. The two combine to lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) which might otherwise build plaque on heart
artery walls and precipitate blood clotting leading to a heart attack or stroke. At the same time, honey and cinnamon leave the good cholesterol level (HDL) undisturbed and therefore offer additional strength to the heart.
#6: Natural Honey and Cinnamon as a Memory Booster
The properties of raw honey and cinnamon that make the combination good at boosting the immune system – such as the ability to boost energy levels and mental alertness – also work to increase mental recollections.
#7: Natural Honey and Cinnamon as a Pain Killer
Cinnamon is known to react with prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that affects the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Raw honey, in turn, is an antioxidant with soothing properties. Taken together, the two can serve as an effective pain killer, especially where the pain is the result of a bacterial infection or cut on the skin – because the two also make up an effective antiseptic and antibiotic remedy.
#8: Natural Honey and Cinnamon as a Menstrual Aid
The anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and oxidant properties of raw honey and cinnamon make the combination a menstrual aid remedy that has been known to relieve premenstrual and menstrual cramps. In fact, this remedy has been used for centuries to ease heavy bleeding during the menstruation as well as after a birth or a miscarriage.
#9: Natural Honey and Cinnamon as a Mouth Wash
A combination of honey and cinnamon make a strong antiseptic with both antibiotic and anti-fungal properties. That makes it a natural mouth wash that disinfects the mouth and prevents bacterial and fungal growth.