What are some cinnamon and honey folk remedies?


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Cinnamon and honey are natural remedies for arthritis, hair loss, bladder infections, indigestion and bad breath, according to Benefits of Honey. Both cinnamon and honey have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties and are also used to prevent heart disease and obesity, treat the common cold and sinus infections, and to eliminate pimples.

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As of 2015, modern scientists have just begun to study cinnamon and honey's health benefits, but ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Indian civilizations used the combo for a variety of ailments, claims Dr. Axe.

To treat arthritis, make a paste with cinnamon and honey, and massage it into the offending joints. Drinking tea containing cinnamon and honey daily can also ease arthritis pain, according to Benefits of Honey. Similarly, a cinnamon and honey paste can relieve a toothache and shrink pimples. To treat hair loss, make a paste containing a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of cinnamon and hot olive oil on the scalp for 15 minutes. To cure bladder infections, drink lukewarm water containing a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of honey.

To prevent bad breath, gargle with warm water containing honey and cinnamon, advises Benefit of Honey. Also, a spoonful of honey sprinkled with cinnamon reportedly helps prevent indigestion. Regular, long-term consumption of cinnamon and honey on toast or in hot tea or lukewarm water is reported to help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, the common cold and other infections.

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