The amazing benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Combo
Prevents heart diseases
Fights bladder infections
Reduces cholesterol levels
Cures common cold
Boosts the immune system
Prevents hair loss
Reduces tooth pain
Delay aging signs
Helps to lose weight
Fights bad breath
Treats skin infections and acne
Hoax or Fact:
Mixture of Hoax and Facts.
The message claims to list a set of amazing health benefits of using Honey and Cinnamon in combination - as a medicine. Let us analyze the facts about them.
Usage of Honey and Cinnamon
It is a fact that the combination of honey and cinnamon has been used for centuries in both traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to mankind, which has essential oils and anti-microbial properties along with other properties. Recent studies suggest that Cinnamon contains a compound called Cinnamtannin B1 which may help in blood sugar stabilization and combat Type 2 Diabetes. As far as Honey is concerned, it is a wonderful sweetener and energy booster which has antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The claim in question is that when both Honey and Cinnamon are combined, their healing potential and healthy benefits are greatly increased.
Not Many Studies
One thing that can be noted is, both honey and cinnamon have somewhat similar properties, like their antimicrobial property. So their combination would certainly give greater health benefits. There is not much scientific study done to validate the potential of this Honey and Cinnamon combination, as a medicine for various diseases. The root source of all these claims appears to be an 'extensive' article of Weekly World news magazine that was titled Honey & Cinnamon Cure, dated 17 January 1995. A modified version of it that keeps circulating online is mentioned in an article on angelfire.com, which includes cure for several diseases related to heart, arthritis, infertility and cancer among other common ailments.
It's interesting to note that a more recent article on Weekly World News website titled Cinnamon Cures, dated 21 March 2012 mentions almost similar health benefits of using Cinnamon alone. So considering the fact that all the aforementioned claims do not have credible scientific validation, the remedies should be considered carefully, more so because the claims are also associated with serious diseases like Cancers and Heart diseases.
Honey and Cinnamon do have significant health benefits, so one should use them in moderation, as a part of their daily diet. But one should also remember that no food, or medicine in general can be a miracle cure for all diseases. We believe more studies are needed to examine the health benefits of using Honey and Cinnamon in combination, because they are often used in traditional medicine. From reference section below, you can read validated health benefits of Honey and Cinnamon individually. Also note that whenever you are making significant changes to your diet, you should consult your physician.