Honey and cinnamon are two of the most powerful kitchen ingredients. Cinnamon has been used for medicinal purposes by practitioners of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over 2000 years. The healing power of honey in use as an ointment for eyes and wounds dates back to 4000 BC.
Individually, these ingredients have wonderful qualities for health and beauty, but how about combining the two together? Does that make them more potent?
Both honey and cinnamon are very beneficial ingredients on their own, but when combined, they become a powerful healer of many ailments.
AB’s Manuka Honey, which is part of the cinnamon and raw honey mix sold here at Simply Honey, is the highest quality and strongest (900+ methylglyoxal) Australian Manuka Honey. This raw pure Australian Manuka Honey is free from all pesticides and chemicals and is sourced from Australian Leptospermum trees. According to studies, Manuka Honey has anti-bacterial properties that strengthen the immune system with rapid healing of wounds.
What happens when honey and cinnamon join forces?
Combined, they reduce the risk of heart disease. The most important feature of honey and cinnamon is that it benefits heart health. Honey contains various polyphenols and they are useful in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Studies conducted in Iran show that honey is beneficial in regulating irregular heart rhythms. Also, in a rat experiment, rats had a better cardiovascular profile after long-term treatment with cinnamon.
Honey and cinnamon together strengthen immunity. Consuming honey directly increases antibody production and strengthens the immune system. It also accelerates the healing of wounds. Honey also contains important enzymes and anti-tumor properties. Studies show that it is also effective against burn wounds. Honey can also treat coughs, especially in children. Cinnamon provides support to honey in terms of increasing immunity.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has used cinnamon for centuries to increase life energy. Cinnamon improves brain activity and mobility by regulating insulin levels. When combined with honey, it is easily absorbed by the liver, provides an energy boost, and provides the fuel that the body needs.
Also, it has been reported, the combination of honey and cinnamon clears the sinuses, prevents hair loss, prevents allergies, is good for a sore throat, and is also used in the treatment of asthma.
Try honey and cinnamon for yourself
You can check out the health benefits yourself with AB’s Honey’s gourmet blend of Honey and Cinnamon. This 375g jar contains a mix of two kinds of honey – AB’s Raw Ironbark Honey, which is low GI, and active Manuka Honey (both 100% pure Australian honeys), blended with Sri Lankan cinnamon.
Please note: due to legislation in New Zealand and Western Australia we are unable to deliver AB’s Honey and Cinnamon (or any other honey products) to these areas.
Stay healthy this winter!