Cinnamon mixed with honey has many health benefits that have been used in Oriental and Ayurvedic medicines for centuries. The combination of honey and cinnamon makes effective home remedies for many ailments such as arthritis, bladder infections and toothaches. Honey and cinnamon is also thought to aid in lowering cholesterol, boosting the immune system and boosting insulin levels. Both honey and cinnamon have antimicrobial properties that help to stop the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Boil 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Stir the cinnamon into the water with a whisk until there are no lumps and it is not floating. Reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan for 30 minutes.
Add 1 teaspoon of honey to the steeped cinnamon water and whisk until it becomes a homogenious mixture and you can no longer see the honey in the mixture.
Pour the cinnamon honey mixture into a small jar and put the lid on it tightly. Keep it at room temperature to avoid the honey from crystallizing at the top.
Use the honey cinnamon on bread instead of jam or mix it in with tea.
Apply the mixture to the affected area to aid with arthritis pain.
Apply cinnamon honey to a toothache to reduce pain.