29 May, 2009

Honey & Cinnamon

Honey and cinnamon individually are beneficial to health as we all know.

So when the two are combined, the goodness combines to create a potent health tonic which is beneficial for the body in totality. It can only do you a wealth of good.

Here’s how.....

Good for the heart
To keep your heart fit and healthy, indulge in a mixture of honey and cinnamon first thing in the morning after waking. It has been shown to reduce cholesterol, thereby preventing heart attacks and revitalizing the arteries and veins.

Soothes Skin
If you suffer from skin irritations, especially in summer when the sun is at its peak — apply honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts to help soothe the affected areas. This potion is a good balm for all kinds of skin issues.

Cures Colds
This is one great home remedy.
If you are sneezing throughout the day then take one tablespoon of lukewarm honey with 1/ 4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This will cure most chronic cough, cold and is great for clearing those clogged sinuses.

Outs bad breath
Instead of the usual peppermint and cloves, try the honey- cinnamon combo to keep your breath smelling fresh. Gargle with one teaspoon this mix in hot water first thing in the morning and enjoy the different fresh feeling.

Prevents hair fall
If you find yourself losing hair because of reasons like stress, bad water or heat applying a paste made out of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder may help arrest it. Apply before a shower and keep it for 15 minutes before washing it off.

Helps a toothache
A paste made of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey when applied on the aching tooth, thrice a day a day has been shown to reduce the pain within a matter of 15 minutes.