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17 Reasons to Use Honey and Cinnamon

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People of many cultures have been using honey and cinnamon to treat many different health situations for centuries. Folk wisdom still retains knowledge of the healing properties of both raw honey and cinnamon.

1. ARTHRITIS: Take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two teaspoons honey and one small teaspoon cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

2. BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.


3. CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.

4. COLDS: Take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for three days to cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

5. HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on wheat-bread f or daily breakfast to reduce the cholesterol in the arteries and save the patient from heart attack.

6. UPSET STOMACH: Cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

7. GAS: If Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

8. IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral.

9. INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

10. INFLUENZA – FLU: honey contains a natural ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

11. LONGEVITY: Take daily, four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea to arrests the ravages of old age.

12. PIMPLES: Apply three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water for two weeks to remove pimples from the root.

13. WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water to avoid fat to accumulate in the body.


14. SKIN INFECTIONS: Apply honey and cinnamon powder on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

15. FATIGUE: Sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon increases the vitality of the body within a week.

16. CANCER: Advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully taking one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

17. HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts helps restore hearing.

Keep these two powerhouses on hand in your home-remedy medicine chest.

How To make cinnamon and honey recipe:

All you need is cinnamon, honey and water! You need 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon for a cup of water. It’s so simple! Bring everything to boil and simmer until it becomes smooth. Let it cool down or drink it warm. I prefer using raw honey and to grind the cinnamon stick myself to get fresh cinnamon powder. Enjoy!

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beaton profile image

Hi, I have bookmarked your notes on honey and cinnamon. I think I shall have to print them off and put them on the fridge to remind me.

Thank you.

monadarling profile image

For diabetic use it without honey

naturelady profile image
naturelady in reply to monadarling

I was diagnosed as diabetic years ago but didn't do diabetic meds, so next checkup my doctor classed me as diet-controlled diabetic because my A1c stays within range. I have been taking the cinnamon/honey paste for about a year now. I have not had a problem with having the honey included with the cinnamon. Cinnamon is supposed to help lower blood sugar and I also use raw tupelo honey in making my cinnamon paste. I have started using Ceylon cinnamon. I have read several times over the years that tupelo honey enters the blood stream slower than other honeys, whether true or not I do not know. I just know I have no problem when I have a tablespoonful of the honey/cinnamon paste on Ezekiel bread toast every morning along with 2-3 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil. I have noticed over the years that my energy level is higher when I take the coconut oil in the morning.

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oracle80 in reply to monadarling

It is my personal opinion and experience, not trying to force onto anyone, you can do what you deem best for you....Honey does not cause any harm to Diabetics at all, on the contrary it is beneficial.

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tdaisy77 in reply to oracle80

Right! I feel Ike it could be over done but is way more manageable with cinnamon added to it they are perfect for each other oracle80

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tdaisy77 in reply to monadarling

Really? I thought that the natural sugar in the honey married with the cinnamons ability to help the pancreas create insulin that diabetics should be able to take it with the honey. Like the honey increases need for insulin and activates system and the cinnamon stimulates it to create insulin.. makes since cuz I've always thought that cinnamon, even go its not a sweetener seems to always make things taste sweeter. So like it increases the sweetness of the sugar without actually increasing the sugar. (I'm a bit sleepy. I hope I got this explained right.) Nite monadarling

scater82 profile image

loads of good research coming through about the benefits of cinnamon on blood sugar regulation at the mo.

however where did the 17 uses come from? just like to read a bit more about it. cheers

in reply to scater82

found this link if its any help, positivemed.com/2013/06/06/...

But you can find others if you search for the 17 reasons to use honey and cinnamon.

There is some promising research studies going on and there is no doubt that some foods are medicine and very helpful in treating certain health conditions.

Indian spices used in curry and some herbs are noted for helping the respiratory system and many other health issues too. However I feel its always best to be aware of the cautions, so I list below a couple of links about these.

Side affects and cautions:


during pregnancy:


Johnjude profile image
Johnjude in reply to

the research referred to here must have been badly conducted for it to even seek to argue against much of various personal accounts over the years .even my personal story around the use of honey and cinnamon

Angiecrock11 profile image

Hi will this be okay for my diebetis?

BookWorm5683 profile image
BookWorm5683 in reply to Angiecrock11

I'm also a diabetic so I thought I'd give a little advice on this. Cinnamon has been proven to control blood sugar level as it increases your ability to use insulin. I take a cinnamon supplement twice a day to help prevent high blood sugar. On the other hand, if you find you're prone to having lows then cinnamon may not be a good idea. As for honey, it can be done but it depends on your particular situation. The best thing to do would be to ask your doctor if this is safe for you. Good luck!

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Joelvega in reply to BookWorm5683

are you kiddin' ?? any doctor will not recommend nothing good for your health, they want you to take their chemicals.

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rickygee53 in reply to Joelvega

I tend to believe that also, especially, after reading an impartial report that the Medical Association is pressuring, successfully I might add, the FDA not to approve some biomedical cures for many, many diseases. Because then these cures would costthe medical profession billions of dollars in lost ptofits, including the pharmaceutical companies loss of billons in profit. I'd rather trust someone who successfully tried these remedies and then see for myself. That's what I am starting to do todsy, use cinnamon for my Type 2 diabetes. My friend says it's working for him. I believe him because he is not the type to lie nor exaggerate. Joe Roybal is his name from Toppenish, Washington, retired from the Washington Department of Transportation, now rrsiding in Seattle, Washington. He's on Facebook. It is so averred.

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naturelady in reply to Joelvega

I agree Joelvega, my doctor doesn't want to hear anything I have to say about controlling without meds. She didn't like it when I wouldn't accept prescription for diabetic meds or flu shots or other vaccines.

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naturelady in reply to naturelady

In fact I have found it best not to say anything to her.

Jborne profile image
Jborne in reply to naturelady

Wow, I'd have to find another doctor 😞

NaturalHealthNut profile image
NaturalHealthNut in reply to naturelady

It all depends on the Dr. I'm SO LUCKY to have a dr. who BELIEVES in whole and organic foods and natural food-based health solutions!

Gmahealth profile image
Gmahealth in reply to NaturalHealthNut

Me too

Mary_P profile image
Mary_P in reply to naturelady

Consider finding a new doctor ... Docs get kick backs from pharmaceutical companies.

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Gmahealth in reply to Joelvega

I had same experience with my long time Dr.. she had not been that anymore for a while for many reason of false advise and prescription and went on to my moms Dr who is oriental and I'd wonderful she doesn't like to give out meds she is good at giving better remedies and very caring

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Rosalyn00 in reply to Joelvega

You are exactly right.They can't make money off of natural remedies..

Jasonmh profile image
Jasonmh in reply to Joelvega

Most doctors push drugs and chemo crap I just started my first dose of this lol it's time we make doctors and insurance company's to cover cost for alternative ways .

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Shannontb1 in reply to BookWorm5683

Have you tried moringa tea?

old_dragon profile image

Claiming advanced cancer can be cured by cinnamon and honey is misleading

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Rosalyn00 in reply to old_dragon

Claiming that it can't be is misleading as well.Do you honestly think that taking all those meds cure cancer.Have you done your research on what goes in those meds.You stand a better chance at herbal natural remedies.Things plant based..Those meds have toxins in them some of the same things in the food and air that causes the cancer in the first place..Not to mention the cigs ...

rajakhan profile image

How can we distinguish cassia cinnamon and true cinnamon?

naturelady profile image
naturelady in reply to rajakhan

Only Ceylon cinnamon is true cinnamon as far as I have found.

NaturalHealthNut profile image
NaturalHealthNut in reply to rajakhan

Cassia IS cinnamon. But Ceylon cinnamon seems to have some strengths that cassia from other places doesn't--something in the soil or water, maybe.

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sleeksheep in reply to NaturalHealthNut

I think the difference is what is not in Ceylon cinnamon , Cassia can be harmful because of the coumarin content if taken in large quantities.

The colour is inclined to be brown with Ceylon where as Cassia is redder.

Dutch cinnamon ( Indonesian originally Dutch East indies ) is cassia and is / was used for cooking because its more pungent or stronger.

Lot of old recipes always mention Dutch cinnamon because it was easily available.

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True_Ceylon_Spices in reply to rajakhan

Ceylon cinnamon is a native Sri Lankan product. The sticks are made with thin layers wrap together like cigar. It is easy to break.

Cassia contains a single layer of thick bark. It is hard and not easy to break as Ceylon cinnamon. Cassia is always cheaper than Ceylon cinnamon.

The cinnamon in the market which labeled as 'Cinnamon' probably be a Cassia cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is named as Ceylon cinnamon, pure cinnamon, true cinnamon or its scientific name Cinnamomum zeylanicum syn. Cinnamomum verum also used.

You can read more here: trueceylonspices.com/ceylon...

It is difficult to identify the true product in powder form. Buy it from a trusted seller. If you buy cinnamon powder from Sri Lanka, it never be a cassia.


barry21246 profile image

does this cinnamon and honey work for arthritis and how long do you take before you know results

polarisxcxp profile image

I am 54yrs old and have had x-ray of my neck and I do have arthritis and wrist So I started to put a 1 tsp of Honey and some cinnamon in my coffee that I have 2 cups of every morning any ways. So about after a month or so I noticed that the pain has not been buggin me any more so I't been a little over a year now and no pain would have to say it Works

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Loppy_lady64 in reply to polarisxcxp

Hi just started this .got arthritis in my hands .and just found out got it in my shoulders .will try anything. Thanks for your review.

NaturalHealthNut profile image

When my granddaughter had a bad cold & cough, a friend recommended 1 tsp of cinnamon in hot water with honey to sweeten: my granddaughter hated the taste, but the cough stopped and the stuffiness cleared up (for a while). She wouldn't take it a 2nd time, so it wasn't really a good test.

But a few days ago I was suddenly taken with a REALLY BAD cold--bad enough that I felt dreadfully sick. Coughing and all stuffed up, sinus headache, malaise, drippy nose--the whole nine yards!! I eat a high protein, low carb diet and avoid sugar in any form, so I couldn't have the honey, but I put a teaspoon of cinnamon in my morning puerh tea--and it worked! I felt less stuffy and stopped coughing (for a while). I repeated at lunch and it worked again for a couple of hours, and I repeated at dinner and it worked again for the evening. The next morning I felt much better--not totally well, but much better. So I repeated the treatment for a 2nd day and I totally lost the headache and had the cough under control. The third day I knew I was well on the way to being better, and could go back to normal life. Today is day 5, and except for coughing up a little phlegm when I first woke up, I am recovered.

Along the way, I have discovered that it tastes better if I use a strong tea like puerh or strong oolong; white or green teas are overwhelmed by the cinnamon flavor and seem bitter. And just a bit of unsweetened cocoa with a drop of Stevia can smooth the flavor and make a "dessert"-like addition.

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NaturalHealthNut in reply to NaturalHealthNut

Follow-up a week later. Just as I thought I was really getting well, I got worse again, and ended up with a diagnosis of sinus infection. So....divided opinions. It helped temporarily, but maybe only with symptoms, and not with underlying causes.

bigdog77 profile image

What kind of cinnamon do you use I know there are several type's from different countries some can be harmful?

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True_Ceylon_Spices in reply to bigdog77

Cinnamon comes from Indonesia (Korintje cinnamon) , China (Cassia cinnamon), Vietnam(Saigon cinnamon) and Sri Lanka. Cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka is known as Ceylon cinnamon. Others (Korintje , Cassia and Saigon) are cassia varieties.

The risk is coumarin. It creates bad health effects in longer use. Cassia varieties contain more coumarin than ceylon cinnamon. The coumarin content in Ceylon cinnamon is negligible and does not harm in longer use.

chay73 profile image

What is your recommended ratio for loosing weight.

2 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon?

grans_2006 profile image

just want to know the way to drink cinnamon and honey some places say mix cinnamon and honey then add water others say let cinnamon steep in hot water for 15 minutes then add honey for it loses its enzymes pl help.

vikingbymarriage profile image

Has anyone had a reaction to the cinnamon/honey drink? I've been doing it for 3 days, and now have a rash. Have been reading up on allergic reactions to the cinnamon. I'm going to try stopping and see if it goes away, but can one just do honey water for weight loss, if in fact the cinnamon turns out to be the culprit?

John_abraham profile image

cinnamon and honey can help the increase a S... power.is there any solution.

hayashah profile image

Its v good.i will use it for my weight lose.thanks

ROYMACCA44 profile image

I'm going to give it a good go,the Honey and Cinnamon have been ordered and are in transit.Here's to a painless future,I hope !!

dotty_segs profile image

Soz I know this is an old post (2 yrs ago!) but I only came across it wi=hen looking for paleo way of eating on this forum.

Anyway, you said:

"17. HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts helps restore hearing. "

Is that a fact or is it misleading? I have taken honey and cinnamon for some years for health benefits, have never heard of this statement, and I am no way cured! I was born profoundly deaf and looks like I will be this way 'til the day I die! (it doesn't bother me cos I have grown up being deaf)


abey profile image

Like it

NaturalHealthNut profile image

Cinnamon & DIABETES: Don’t know about #3 Cholesterol or #5 Heart Disease, but DO know from both reading and my own experience that cinnamon lowers and helps control blood sugar, so it helps to reduce risk of Diabetes.

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wynteranderson73 in reply to NaturalHealthNut

My dad is diabetic and his dietician said honey is a good sugar. She said honey doesn't raise glucose levels at all. She said he can substitute honey for sugar as much as he likes.

Mary_P profile image

When used for medicinal purposes there are a few important factors ...

Use alkaline water, organic Ceylon cinnamon, and for best results manuka honey (raw, unfiltered, and unprocessed). Never boil the honey, it's best added after. Slightly below boiling temperature is fine. When making the tea, put cinnamon in a container, add the water after bringing to a boil. Allow to steep, preferably 2-3 hours. It can be reheated when ready to drink, then add the honey.

When making the paste, use organic Ceylon cinnamon and Manuka honey. Depending on how it's used, can be mixed with organic raw, unprocessed coconut oil. This oil is not in liquid form, it's solid and whitish in color.

lokeshsaini profile image

Very informative post. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. Honey and cinnamon paste is good for boosting the immune system, eliminating chronic fatigue and increasing the life span of people. It can also be used for treating colds and influenza.


Gmahealth profile image
Gmahealth in reply to lokeshsaini

I will test this

daveabad777 profile image

It is preferable to exclude honey in the boiling process as it kills the honey's enzymes. Add it instead before drinking the tea.

Lousena profile image

What can I use to lost stomach fat

Lousena profile image

Hey wat can I use to lost stomach fat please

big_pharma profile image
big_pharma in reply to Lousena

Exercise and a proper diet.

Yournamr profile image

If you really want to know. Research deep. Not just your side. Honey is not processed sugar is a sugar that has been broken down to the simplest form. Now if you are going to make a intelligent critic, you need to research what honey is and what cinnamon is. Don't just assume that is only one way. That is called being closed minded.

thunder17 profile image

thank you so much because i am bless i have many learn god bless

tdaisy77 profile image

Don't forget that the also help to pancreas create insulin.

Jborne profile image

I thought that heating honey affected it's potency. Could someone please explain why some of these remedies call for boiling the cinnamon and honey water?

Liilii profile image

How long must you drink the glass of cinnamon and honey yo be cure of a bladder infection?

Macpan profile image

I have diabetes type 2 and control it with food. The last 3 years I take no sugar, fructose or any processed or artificial sweeteners, except a little raw honey with Ceylon cinnamon occasionally. No sweets, no cakes, no sugar or sweetener in my coffee and tea. Also I avoid carbs like pasta, rice, etc. and when I have a small quantity of these, it is always wholegrain. I eat porridge (oatmeal) in the morning with added husks, flaxseed, turmeric, chia seeds and black pepper.

My glucose levels are down to 5.6 (100) and feel great. I have two medical tests every year with clean results.

I would recommend to all to cut off sugar and substitutes, eat a lot of greens, multicolour fresh salads, legumes, fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, cod), and fat-free meat such as chicken or turkey breast.

Eat fresh foods, cook from scratch if possible, stay clear of processed foods, ham, salami, etc., and go easy on fruit because it is fructose-rich. Lastly, if you are over 40-50 yo, you don't need much milk but if you have to have it, have skimmed os semi skimmed yogurt. Organic, live yogurt is good.

surf8111 profile image

not so concerned the brain does NOT recognise raw unpasturized honey as sugar

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rachelleigh73 in reply to surf8111

I would be interested to see some independent evidence surf8111 - my understanding is that the body/brain reacts to honey as though it were the same as sugar? But I'm open to changing my understanding and learning something new ...

surf8111 profile image

NO she is NOT wrong...how many times do you need to be told..educate yourself and stop confusing people..Stanford California Medic

Sassymae profile image

I have used this method to curey son's sinus infection and now I have to use it because I ended up with one myself. Thank you for the article I appreciate you very much. I keep this on my home page on my Android

Kimbo100 profile image

Sounds ggreat

Alisa_Hudson profile image

Wow ,I wasn't aware of such benefits of cinnamon. Thanks for sharing it.

However, I was just aware of the benefits of cinnamon in regards to skin and how it helps us to glow. Cinnamon not only increase the taste of the food but also helps to get a glowing skin. What to know how ? , please check this article for more details ( popxo.com/2016/03/beauty-be... ) , dalchini ke fayde in hindi .

Trheart profile image

Canyou add ginger to it?

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monadarling in reply to Trheart


hackola profile image

Cures bone and stomach cancer. Very bold of you.

Pasadera profile image

You recommend one tablespoon of cinnamon. That is a very large amount. The usual medical recommendation is one to two TEASPOONS of cinnamon per day.

monadarling profile image
monadarling in reply to Pasadera

You have to mix the said amount of cinnamon and Honey,then take a tsp of this mixture once or twice a day , depending upon your problem

Pasadera profile image
Pasadera in reply to monadarling

Then please amend your text above as it is misleading.

Mixit profile image

The mix for lowering cholesterol how you supposed to drink it? drink the whole 16 oz @ once?

MzBAW profile image

It works. A few years ago my cholesterol was 249 and my doctor put me on a stating. After much research, I decided that statins weren't for me. I already had the lemon and honey list, so I took the mix for cholesterol. If course, I changed my diet as well. Three months later my cholesterol was under 200. My doctor was pleased. I told her that I didn't take the stating she prescribed. She looked amazed and asked what did I do. I told her. Now wasn't she supposed to give me that advice? Big Pharma is a profiteering pill pushing industry and doctors are required to subscribe the medicines rather than give real helpful advice and information.

BuTha profile image

What are mixing ratios for gas and immune system

Npearljam profile image

New at this going to try, was wondering including apple cider vinegar be a added benefit ?

June18 profile image

Fantastic, more blessing!

spoolies profile image

honey should never be heated above 170 degrees as it loses a lot of its medicinal value. Otherwise a great article.

Jimmymcs1 profile image

Any evidence for all these claims?

Sesi711 profile image

Very educative

Sesi711 profile image

I started using the honey and cinnamon two days ago when my fingers got swollen due to chronic arthritis but whenever I use the honey and cinnamon my fingers swell the more and the pain isn’t reducing please is there any reason why am experiencing that?

Praveen55 profile image


Please go to a Doctor and take right medicines to resolve the pain and inflammation. Do not rely on such remedies for serious conditions like yours. Honey + Cinnamon approach is not proven scientifically to resolve any disease. Some people may have benefited but that does not mean it works for all.

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Sesi711 in reply to Praveen55

Thank you

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