Cinnamon and honey

Wondering if anyone had tried taking cinnamon and honey to help with arthritis pain? Just been reading about the benefits

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  • Wouldn't you just know it I have arthritis and fibro and am allergic to cinnamon and honey ... Why am I not surprised :(

    VG x

  • I'm not allergic to either - yummy, what am I supposed to do with it? eat it? rub it on? What quantities etc? I'll try anything

  • it does sound tasty,

    where did you read it? I could look it up.

    I had a taste of that honey and some kind of vinegar diet thing years ago and it was awful! :(

    but honey & cinnamon... yummmm.


  • Why am I allergic to so many things meds foods .... Looks at mal and San and starts to itch :D

  • Quite interesting really :) x

  • Please note that this is NOT a reputable website.

    Any website that makes grandiose claims - e.g. "Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases" - is unlikely to be reputable or true. Sorry folks!

    There are a few research papers on PubMed discussing the immunomodulatory action of cinnamon bark and how this may relate to helping with inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis. However, it is far from proven.

  • Hi all My sister in Canada sent it to me as she has arthritis and it seems to help eases the pain I then googled benefits of cinnamon and honey and read through all the sites It has to be unprocessed honey and Ceylon cinnamon not as difficult to get as you might think Holland and Barrett will have them all As to VeryGrumpy the normal cinnamon that we buy in the supermarket is from a different tree cheaper than the Ceylon cinnamon and causes all sorts of reactions ,also processed honey can be the same don't know if you want to try these I went for nearly three years being totally allergic to virtually everything had to do an elimination diet Salycillates amines sulphites and benzoates were out the amount of food I could eat was limited Lost 1and a half stone I have slowly introduced a lot of foods all my meds were changed So now I can tolerate a little of most foods but still gluten free lactose intolerant vegetarian and as my OH says to the waiter when we are out for a meal and he's ordering Now for the difficult order ,but we get there Hope this helps Will let you all know how I get on

  • Hi everyone-- I read that cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar levels -- so I have cinnamon and honey on my porridge oats for breakfast along with a banana -- this makes a tasty and healthy breakfast that gives me an "energy" burst (which lasts for about an hour !!!!! :) ) I also use soya milk to make my porridge because the natural oestrogen in the soya helps my menopausal symptoms. Probably the healthiest meal of my day :) xx

  • Same here except I make porridge with water. I use local honey as its meant to help with pollen allergies & also use manuka honey when Im lurgy ridden.

  • Which kind f arthritis is it meant to help?

    I have heard manukau honey is supposed to have beneficial properties, but for what I don't know?? I love cinnamon but it's never helped me in any way. Had to have a very early total hip replacement due to osteoarthritis and deformation of joint. I would have loved it if something that could be bought over the counter could help, but i haven't found the answer yet as the over hip needs doing now! :(

  • There is a small amount of reputable evidence which suggests that most spices, especially ginger and turmeric have a mild anti-inflammatory effect.

    If it doesn't play havoc with your digestion, then a good hot curry might be just the thing! It won't cure you, but it could have a soothing effect on arthritic complaints. It also helps you to produce endorphins.

    Strangely enough, tho' I have mild to moderate IBS, a hot curry never upsets me. I suppose I'm just lucky! :)

    Moffy x

  • Actually, spices aren't always a GI irritant and many curries are low in dairy (a common GI irritant) and have the veg well cooked (so minimising the impact of the insoluble fibre - a GI stimulant).

    Heather van Vorous advocates using spices and herbs in cooking to help make delicious dishes that are also low in fat and dairy. :)

  • Ah, that explains it, Linz!

    I love a hot curry, and my friend always turns up her nose, saying that she's afraid to eat it because of IBS. I shall tell her she's wrong.

    I guess if she's had an upset in the past it might have been a greasy dish which caused the trouble,, but I always cook very low fat foods, and my veggie curry is a diet dream! :)

    I shall look out for Heather van Vorous's book in the library

  • Everyone's different, but it is common with IBS that people might think something is a trigger because they always eat it with another trigger. E.g. thinking cake is a trigger, when it's actually dairy/high fat foods and low fat/dairy free cake might be just fine.

  • I shall book meals on wheels from moffy :)

  • Putting on Turban and polishing cash register as we speak! :)

  • Oh gosh, sounds like all the other magical remedies! Vinegar, cinnamon, honey, turmeric!! I'm like a walking Indian takeaway!! XXXXX

  • We shall be doing Bangra dancing before long!

    Wouldn't it be lovely if we were all fit enough to whirl and twirl like those lovely dancers in the 'Bollywood' movies?

    It would be worth stuffing in any amount of Vindaloo! :)

    Bollymoffy x

  • wouldn't that be lovely. I think we could all do with some of that :) Well, we can dream :) Its most probably very good exercise :) xx

  • Both cinamon and honey are used in traditional medicines but drinking too much chai (tea that contains spices that include cinamon) put in hospital for 10 days. Intolerant.

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