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Honey and Cinnamon benefits

A friend recently told me to mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon to reduce a hacking cough, are there any views out there regarding the efficacy of this practice?

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Hi Phillip,

I've used honey and lemon as a drink that has helped my cough before, and found it helped a lot. I think that cinnamon would add a lovely spicy aspect to it, and may be helpful as I've read that honey and cinnamon are both anti-bacterial and anti-viral, so that may be why they help? I know from personal experience that the honey coated and soothed my throat, so I thought that was beneficial in terms of how it made me feel.

There might be some studies out there about the efficacy? I haven't looked into that, but maybe you can find some online?

How is your cough now, and do you think it helped you?

Zest :-)

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Hi Zest,

thanks for your reply, last night was the first I tried it, but found this morning that my cough was not so vicious, I think I shall continue with it. Also thanks for the comments re honey, I think I shall look further into honey and other beneficial home remedies for other ailments, although don't have that many, thank god. with the Health service as it is, I think it may be worthwhile investigating alternative routes to health, fitness and wellbeing.

Good health, fitness and wellbeing to you.

Best regards,

Phill

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Does the cough interfere with your sleep at night?

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Glad to hear your cough is not so vicious today. Hopefully you're on the mend. :-)

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Hi Zest,

yes, I think it is working after 2 nights, I shall continue to use it and investigate further uses for it, will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Phill

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Hi I have been using honey and a lemon chopped up in a cup with boiling water evey morning for the last year or two.

And yes cinnamon is very good for you what I do is mix honey with it and when I have toast I spread it over mmmmm, delicious. Pete.

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Hi Peterfromwales,

Thanks for the reply, I have been using it for 2 nights and am finding it helpful, I may just investigate further uses for it, keep you posted.

Best regards,

Phill

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Hi jimtom,

Thanks for you post, no it does not, but why do you ask?

Best regards,

Phill

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I have a remedy for night cough that works pretty well.

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Hi jimtom,

thanks for that, but I don't have a night cough, my only night problem is switching off my mind, unfortunately I have found nothing for that, in sleep mode I am consciously aware of everything going on around me at all times and am never truly asleep.

Best regards,

Phill

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I am the same some nights, my mind wont rest and I don't sleep. I don't know of any way to stop it when it does happen.

Thanks for the reply Phill.

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Hi Hidden - I am intrigued by what your night cough remedy is?

Zest :-)

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