The virtues of cinnamon and honey
And yes, it seems that the combination of cinnamon and honey produced miracles in beneficial effects on health. But of course, they are not professionals in the healthcare industry that will confirm this!
For heart disease, the association cinnamon and honey would be beneficial, as it reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and save some patients from heart attacks. It is recommended to regularly consume the morning, a mixture of honey and cinnamon (mix to a paste instead of jam) on bread. This would be a better breath, strengthen the heart beat, and revitalize the arteries and veins.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon boost the immune system and protect the body.
You will find below a number of examples of the virtues of cinnamon and honey, but these foods used preventively, should not replace medication prescribed by your doctor.
Moreover, even if the benefits of cinnamon and honey are undeniable and without side effects on all types of diseases, excessive consumption can cause interference.
The best cinnamon is found in large quantities in the island of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). The tree bears two shells, the second is called Cinnamon is naturally gray, but when it was removed from the tree and it was dried in the sun, it takes this reddish color that we will know. In the past, the Chinese loaded cinnamon Ceylon and transported to Hormuz (Iranian island in the Persian Gulf), the other merchants received there and transported to Aleppo (Syria) and Greece … The merchants had given this bark the “Cin-a-momum” because these two words mean “wood China and that feels good.”
Cinnamon belongs to the family Lauraceae and has several common names: cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, cassia, Chinese cinnamon, false cinnamon, cinnamon bastard, Padang cinnamon, cinnamon Saigon Cinnamon Cochin. Its scientific names are: Cinnamon verum (synonym: zeylanicum), Cinnamon cassia.
Cinnamon is now widespread in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Seychelles, Mauritius, West Indies, Guyana, and Brazil. Several species of cinnamon are used locally for their bark, but they are Ceylon cinnamon (C. verum) and that of China (C. cassia) which are placed on the international market. Both species come respectively from Sri Lanka and parts of the eastern Himalayas, northern India and Vietnam. In Europe, we prefer the cinnamon, while in North America it is especially the Chinese cinnamon that we consume.
In addition to the bark for the spice market, yields an essential oil widely used in confectionery, perfumery, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, especially to mask the taste of certain drugs.
Benefits of cinnamon
The benefits of cinnamon are many: it is aromatic, tonic, stomachic (beneficial to the stomach) stimulates appetite, promotes intestinal motility. It is a condiment, an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and it could lead to the arrival of menstruation. It is indicated for digestive disorders (dyspepsia), lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting, dental pain, cooling, diarrhea, diabetes (some studies have shown that regular intake of capsules containing cinnamon has a positive effect on diabetes, further studies are needed to confirm or deny this indication). Cinnamon is also used in cosmetics and dental products for various taste and anti-bacterial effect given to the product. Cinnamon is used for centuries as a spice in small quantities, no known side effects.
Originally, the flowers and their nectar
Bees produce honey from the nectar of flowers contained in small glands called nectaries plant (most often located at the bottom of the corolla) or honeydew from aphids collected on.
Nectar and honeydew, sweetened liquids consisting mainly of sucrose dissolved in water at a concentration between 5 and 25% is stored in the crop of bees. By foraging, bee causes decreasing the water content of the collected product, and saliva containing an enzyme (gluco-invertase) converts sucrose into two molecules of simple sugars fructose and glucose.
The harvest is then transferred to the hive bees: they are, by successive regurgitation of a bee to another, complement and complete the transformation. Disgorged in honeycombs, sucked and spread repeatedly, the sugar solution contains only simple sugars but still 50% water. The heat of the hive (between 36 and 37 ° C) and the ventilation provided by the movements of the wings of bees cause passive evaporation of water and a new concentration occurs: gradually a solution containing addition, average, 18% water and about 80% fructose and glucose is obtained, it is honey.
Honey fights superbugs
British scientists have discovered that honey produced by bees from the Manuka trees of New Zealand, was the property of the fight against superbugs resistant to antibiotics.
If you already knew the antiseptic properties of honey, it seems that we are far underestimated its effectiveness. Researchers at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in the United Kingdom have discovered that Manuka honey was able to weaken the bacteria present on an infected wound or on surfaces in hospitals. This could then help to fight against antibiotic-resistant organisms, a growing phenomenon that worries more.
It is New Zealand from the Manuka tea tree that bees produce this type of honey. In fact, it once filtered impurities removed is already used in some care products in the world. Property that was the starting point of the research presented at the meeting of the Society for General Microbiology. To learn more about Manuka honey, the scientists decided to test its capabilities on two types of bacteria: Streptococcus and Pseudomonas.
Some applications cinnamon and honey
Conventional wisdom still retains knowledge of the healing properties of honey and cinnamon. Honey and cinnamon are also used as medicine in many situations, especially among people who, because of distance or income, have access to health care reduced. Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties. Honey poured on wounds or burns to prevent infection and promote healing.
Make a paste with three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Apply this mixture on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. When care is taken daily for two weeks, pimples are eliminated to the base.
Honey and cinnamon mask against acne
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey (acacia honey if possible) with 1.5 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. This mixture should last about 2 months.
Wash your face with a skin cleanser, and then dry.
Then apply a thin layer of honey-cinnamon mixture on the face in the same way that a face masks.
Keep it for about 15 minutes, then wash. To do three times a week and acne disappears gradually. Reduce the frequency to twice a week reduces acne once and then once a week. This remedy grandmother four months can significantly reduce your acne.